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The Oklahoma House of Representatives unanimously passed House Bill 1146, The Civil Services and Human Capital Modernization Act by Rep. Mike Osborn and Sen. Greg Treat. This bill brings up to date the state’s merit system for state agency employees and will make it more streamlined and efficient. OPEA has spent years studying Oklahoma’s and…

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Despite an economic downturn resulting in less revenue, OPEA will have improving employee compensation at the top of its 2021 legislative agenda as the legislature convenes this week. Several pieces of legislation, if passed, would improve state employee pay and benefits. Most of the bills we support are OPEA request bill developed through OPEA’s 2019…

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photo explains that OPEA bases its candidate endorsements on their support of state employee and retiree issues no other issues are considered when the OPEA political action committee considers candidates for endorsement.

The Oklahoma Public Employees Association and The Oklahoma Public Employees Political Action Committee have endorsed the following Oklahoma Senate candidates for the 2020 general election. Senate District 3 Blake“Cowboy “ Stephens Senate District 9 Dewayne Pemberton Senate District 21 Tom Dugger Senate District 35 Jo Anna Dossett Senate District 37 Allison Ikley-Freeman Senate District 39…

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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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photo explains that OPEA bases its candidate endorsements on their support of state employee and retiree issues no other issues are considered when the OPEA political action committee considers candidates for endorsement.

The following State Senate candidates have been endorsed by the Oklahoma Public Employees Association for their primary election. Any questions about OPEA endorsements may be sent to OPEA Executive Director Sterling Zearley. Senate District 1, Micheal Bergstrom; Senate District 13, Greg McCortney; Senate District 17, Ron Sharp; Senate District 28, Zack Taylor; Senate District 43…

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photo explains that OPEA bases its candidate endorsements on their support of state employee and retiree issues no other issues are considered when the OPEA political action committee considers candidates for endorsement.

    The following House of Representatives candidates have been endorsed by the Oklahoma Public Employees Association for their primary election. Any questions about OPEA endorsements may be sent to OPEA Executive Director Sterling Zearley. House District 11  Derrel Fincher , House District 12  Kevin McDugle. House District 14 Chris  Sneed, House District 15 Randy Randleman,…

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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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The members of the Oklahoma Public Employees Association (OPEA) applaud today’s announcement of pay raises for Department of Human Services employees which will significantly help improve their quality of life and the services they provide. Governor Stitt and DHS Director Justin Brown announced the pay adjustments in a press conference today saying the amounts were…

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Representative Daniel Pae Honored as 2019 OPEA Freshman Legislator of the Year

The Oklahoma Public Employees Association (OPEA) honored Rep. Daniel Pae (House District 62) as its 2019 Freshman Legislator of the Year for his work on state employee and retiree issues.  The association selected Rep. Pae,  who is Vice Chairman of the House Government Efficiency Committee,  because of his work in advancing legislation to improve state…

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