Membership

A graphic design listing the 2021 OPEA legislative agenda

OPEA’s 2021 legislative agenda has been finalized. The agenda was developed by OPEA members through our platform plank process earlier this year. Agenda items form the broad goals to work toward during year’s session. As with any legislation, the details will need to be worked out as bills are written, amended and voted on. OPEA…

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OPEA members will have an opportunity to vote on three potential platform planks beginning Monday, July 20. The election will be conducted on OPEA’s website, www.opea.org. Our platform contains planks approved by membership and is OPEA’s agenda for the following legislative session. Because of the COVID 19 situation, OPEA is using the online voting this…

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Below are the 2020 OPEA platform planks that have been approved by the OPEA Board of Directors to carry over to FY2021. The board approved the planks since there will be no OPEA annual convention this year due to COVID-19. 1.      Market  Based Pay Plan 2.      Tie the state employee minimum    wage to family of…

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  OPEA’s election chairperson, Lydia Hilton has certified that the following nominees meet the criteria to serve in the office for which they have filed in the 2020 OPEA elections. President: Rita Heath (ODOT) Region 2: Hank Swearengin (DMHSAS) Region 4: Weslie Elliott( OSDH) Region 6: Wally Ogunoiki (OJA) & Eldon Johnson (DPS) Region 8:…

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Due to the COVID-19 situation, the OPEA Board of Directors cancelled this year’s Annual Convention and Delegate Assembly and authorized an alternative platform plank process for this year only. OPEA expects the convention to return next year when we will celebrate our 45th anniversary that is this year. The board also approved the following processes…

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For OPEA to be a truly grassroots organization, it must have active and engaged leaders comprised of both active and retired state employees who what to actively serve our members. Without strong leadership, organizations like OPEA cannot reach their full potential. Maybe it is time for you to consider serving in more active capacity. If…

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OPEA’s platform serves as the basis for association activities and advocacy during the upcoming legislative session. Planks in the platform come from members and are approved at the OPEA Annual Convention and Delegate Assembly. When a member has a good idea about legislation that would improve state employment or retirement or one that might be…

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If you are a person who may be categorized as a “Vulnerable Individual” and you are still at work, you may want to request leave and go home. Gov. Stitt’s recent order requires Vulnerable Individuals to remain at home with some exceptions. Even if you work in an area of “critical infrastructure”, if you are…

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We are corresponding with state agencies about their plans to mitigate the effects of Covid 19 at agency work sites. However, if you have questions or concerns about your work site, please contact OPEA. We are here to assist our members as they continue to provide services. Gov. Stitt has not authorized the use of…

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As a response to the ongoing COVID- 19 situation, the Oklahoma Public Employees Association (OPEA) is making temporary changes to our operations. Gov. Kevin Stitt has declared a state of emergency but we know that many of our members continue to serve their fellow Oklahomans. Much of the work you do must continue as the…

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