OPEA Celebrates Signing of DOC Doubleshift Bill

OPEA was pleased to work with Rep. Bobby Cleveland and Sen. Larry Boggs to approve HB 2545. It was signed into law by Gov. Fallin and will prohibit Department of Corrections from requiring that correctional officers at a facility  work more than two double shifts in a seven-day period.  A double shift means two eight-hour shifts in a twenty-four-hour period. Pictured below are Sen. Boggs, OPEA Policy Director Sean Wallace, Rep. Bobby Cleveland and OPEA Executive Director Sterling Zearley. Thanks to all of the OPEA members who advocated on this bill. We believe it is an important step to improving quality of employment for our correctional officers. The bill passed both the house and senate unanimously. We also appreciate co-authors Rep. Sherrer, Rep. Condit, Rep. Murdock, Rep. Hoskin, Sen. Thompson and Sen. Brooks.

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