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Members, Consider Running in the 2021 OPEA Elections

OPEA is a grassroots association ran by Oklahoma State Employees. Every year OPEA hosts elections for board seats that are divided into geographic regions. This year region 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11,  Retiree West and Region 10(Vacant) seats are up for elections. Region 5 that represents Oklahoma County has 3 seats up for election…

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OPEA Platform Plank Voting Begins Monday, July 20th

OPEA members will have an opportunity to vote on three potential platform planks beginning Monday, July 20. The election will be conducted on OPEA’s website, www.opea.org. Our platform contains planks approved by membership and is OPEA’s agenda for the following legislative session. Because of the COVID 19 situation, OPEA is using the online voting this…

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2020 Platform Planks Approved by OPEA Board for 2021

Below are the 2020 OPEA platform planks that have been approved by the OPEA Board of Directors to carry over to FY2021. The board approved the planks since there will be no OPEA annual convention this year due to COVID-19. 1.      Market  Based Pay Plan 2.      Tie the state employee minimum    wage to family of…

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OPEA Board Seats & President’s Office to be Filled by Nominees

  OPEA’s election chairperson, Lydia Hilton has certified that the following nominees meet the criteria to serve in the office for which they have filed in the 2020 OPEA elections. President: Rita Heath (ODOT) Region 2: Hank Swearengin (DMHSAS) Region 4: Weslie Elliott( OSDH) Region 6: Wally Ogunoiki (OJA) & Eldon Johnson (DPS) Region 8:…

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Members: Consider Running For an OPEA Office

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 Board Authorizes State Employee Action

On Saturday, March 10th , the OPEA board of directors voted unanimously to ask the staff to develop an action plan that could include a state employee work stoppage on April 2nd and beyond. OPEA staff is working with members to develop a plan to implement this action. The plan will be developed this week…

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Susan Adams Chosen as Gaines Stout Member of the Year

  OPEA’s 2017 Gaines Stout Member of the Year recipient is Susan Adams.  She was an active member when she worked for the Department of Corrections and she has continued to work on OPEA’s behalf since her retirement.  She has been a tremendous help to the association by donating both her time and resource.  She…

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OPEA Legislative Update March 2017

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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