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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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RETIREE COLA – WE ARE ALMOST THERE! Call Governor Stitt And Ask Him To Sign House Bill 3350 – The COLA Bill His Telephone Number is (405) 521-2342 The COLA bill is now in Governor Stitt’s hands. If he signs it into law, it would grant a Cost of Living Adjustment for retirees in all…

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The Oklahoma Public Employees Association (OPEA) supports the Fiscal Year 2021 state budget passed by the House and Senate yesterday, despite the reductions in funds for core services, saying the association’s members expect state leaders to restore funding when state revenues sufficiently improve. “During this unprecedented time, our members understand the need to reduce budgets…

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For OPEA to be a truly grassroots organization, it must have active and engaged leaders comprised of both active and retired state employees who what to actively serve our members. Without strong leadership, organizations like OPEA cannot reach their full potential. Maybe it is time for you to consider serving in more active capacity. If…

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OPEA’s platform serves as the basis for association activities and advocacy during the upcoming legislative session. Planks in the platform come from members and are 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 be…

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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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We are corresponding with state agencies about their plans to mitigate the effects of Covid 19 at agency work sites. However, if you have questions or concerns about your work site, please contact OPEA. We are here to assist our members as they continue to provide services. Gov. Stitt has not authorized the use of…

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As a response to the ongoing COVID- 19 situation, the Oklahoma Public Employees Association (OPEA) is making temporary changes to our operations. Gov. Kevin Stitt has declared a state of emergency but we know that many of our members continue to serve their fellow Oklahomans. Much of the work you do must continue as the…

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OPEA is proud to announce our legislative agenda for the upcoming Second Session of the 57th Oklahoma Legislature, which will begin in February 2020. Our agenda has been developed entirely with input from our members and is completely focused on improving state employment in every agency and department, as well as retirement. The agenda is…

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