Duncan DHS was the site of the latest OPEA membership meeting, with some very exicited members in attendance, including some very overworked child welfare workers.
“There are slots for ten child welfare workers out of this office and only five are currently employed,” said OPEA staff member Bud Elder. “This means that these employees are carrying a double workload as they protect our children.”
Topics of the meeting included pay raises, job stress, retirement and the employee benefits allowance, as well as local politics.
“This is an area in which OPEAPAC has endorsed an old friend of the association, Daisy Lawler, for SH District 50,” Elder said. “Our members realize that this is a crucial election for state employees.”
Elder said the next visit to the area will be with the Stephens County Health Department.