OPEA News

OPEA on KOKC’s Chad Alexander Show

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Sterling Zearley, OPEA’s executive director, was a guest of The Chad Alexander Show on KOKC radio this morning. He was able to discuss state agency and state employee issues with Alexander, the show’s host who specializes in covering governmental issues. We appreciate the opportunity to be on the air with KOKC. You can hear a

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OPEA Lobby Day – Tuesday April, 4th – Join Us!

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Tuesday, April 4th, will be OPEA’s next lobby day. We will be stressing the importance of funding a state employee pay raise during the 2018 appropriation process WITH funding. This, as well as preventing more cuts to state agencies, can only happen if new revenue is brought it. Without new revenue, more cuts will happen.

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OPEA Legislative Update March 2017

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OPEA members and staff have been advocating on behalf of legislation important to state employees and retirees. Several bill that would benefit our members are still alive in the legislative process. In addition to these bills, OPEA is focusing on finding ways to improve state employee pay despite the current budget situation. Our advocacy for

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OPEA Board Tackles Tough Issues

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The OPEA Board of Directors met today to conduct regular association business and work on OPEA’s legislative priorities. Make sure you get to know your Regional Directors in your area. The board is comprised of these directors and they are here to speak for you. You can find their contact information here.  

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Budget Cut Scenario Means Closed Offices and Fewer Services

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In response to legislative requests for state agencies to develop proposed budget cuts of 14.5 percent, OPEA issued the following press release today. OPEA believes legislators should prioritize finding new recurring revenue instead of asking for cuts that would cripple state services. Further state agency budget cuts are dangerous and irresponsible.

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OPEA Remembers Our Friend Turner Mann

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Turner Mann, longtime OPEA member and an OPEAPAC Trustee, passed away suddenly last week. We last saw turner at our Lobby Day on February 22nd as he advocated on behalf of members both active and retired. He told us that he was going to Florida later that week for his daughter’s wedding. OPEA staff and

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