OPEA Supports Mandatory Overtime Credit

A bill (SB1047) by Sen Anderson that would require that mandatory overtime hours worked by correctional officers, probation and parole, and fugitive apprehension officers employed by the Department of Corrections be counted toward years of service for retirement purposes has been filed.

Currently, persons in these positions are working mandatory overtime on a regular basis. Correctional officers are expected to work 60 hours per week in Oklahoma’s facilities. However, this time is not counted toward their retirement.

OPEA believes that if state employees are regularly expected to work mandatory overtime hours as part of their job, those extra hours should be counted toward credit for retirement. This is an OPEA initiative and we fully support this bill.

We are starting to get bill language that will be of interest to our members. Keep watching OPEA’s Facebook page or this site for more information.

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