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We Are Hiring: Central Oklahoma Membership Representative

Membership Services Representative – Central Oklahoma   This Oklahoma Public Employees Association (OPEA) position is a full-time Membership Services Representative (MSR) for Central Oklahoma. The person selected for the job will be the key OPEA contact for members, state employees, and retirees in the Oklahoma City metro area. The position is located at the OPEA…

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Members Submit Your Platform Planks for 2021!

OPEA’s platform serves as the basis for association activities and advocacy during the upcoming legislative session. Platform planks come from members and are discussed, amended, and 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…

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Members, Consider Running in the 2021 OPEA Elections

OPEA is a grassroots association ran by Oklahoma State Employees. Every year OPEA hosts elections for board seats that are divided into geographic regions. This year region 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11,  Retiree West and Region 10(Vacant) seats are up for elections. Region 5 that represents Oklahoma County has 3 seats up for election…

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Merit System Modernization Bill Passes House

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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OPEA Sponsored Bills Are Ready For The Legislative Session

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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OPEA Releases General Election Senate Candidate Endorsement List

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 Members Set 2021 Legislative Agenda

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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