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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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OPEA Update March 17, 2020 COVID-19

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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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Earn Cash While Helping OPEA Grow – BOGO

You can help OPEA grow and have some extra cash by recruiting new members to our association. OPEA has started a “Bring One Get One” program where members receive $15 for each new state employee member they recruit. “OPEA’s ‘BOGO’ program is extremely beneficial for our members. It makes us stronger by enrolling new members…

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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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Welcome Michael Beavor to the OPEA Staff

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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