OPEA News

Submit Your Idea as an OPEA Platform Plank

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You may have a great idea about legislation that would benefit OPEA members or state agencies or one about how your state agency could be improved. If so, now is the time to submit those to OPEA as part of our 2017 platform process. OPEA’s platform, developed annually, serves as the basis for OPEA activities

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OPEA at the OKC Dodgers!

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OPEA members! Join us Thursday night, June 22nd, for a fun night at the Bricktown Ballpark and watch the OKC Dodgers take on the Omaha Stormchasers.  We have tickets!  Call us at 405-524-6764 and reserve your ticket or e-mail Michael..

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OPEA provides relief to OSP employees

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Long-suffering OSP employees, working in housing units without air-conditioning, were provided a bit of relief by OPEA recently with cold water and gatorade.  OPEA continues to have dialogue with DOC officials and the Department of Labor, as well as legislators,..

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Purchasing Power Promotion Begins Today

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If you are interested in purchasing items through payroll deduction, just click on the picture to find out more. This program is only available to OPEA members who have been employed by their agency for one year.

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Welcome Michael Beavor to the OPEA Staff

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Please welcome Michael Beavor to our staff He serves as a membership representative for OPEA. In this role, he works with the membership services director to develop and the implement a recruiting and organizing plan. Before working at OPEA, Michael served as an IT specialist and clerk for the Oklahoma State Senate for the last 12

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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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