oklahoma house of representatives

The Oklahoma House of Representatives unanimously passed House Bill 1146, The Civil Services and Human Capital Modernization Act by Rep. Mike Osborn and Sen. Greg Treat. This bill brings up to date the state’s merit system for state agency employees and will make it more streamlined and efficient. OPEA has spent years studying Oklahoma’s and…

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A graphic design listing the 2021 OPEA legislative agenda

OPEA’s 2021 legislative agenda has been finalized. The agenda was developed by OPEA members through our platform plank process earlier this year. Agenda items form the broad goals to work toward during year’s session. As with any legislation, the details will need to be worked out as bills are written, amended and voted on. OPEA…

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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 State Senate 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. Senate District 1, Micheal Bergstrom; Senate District 13, Greg McCortney; Senate District 17, Ron Sharp; Senate District 28, Zack Taylor; Senate District 43…

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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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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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  OPEA members took time from their jobs and families to come to the capitol to tell their stories about how low pay and lack of pension increases impact their lives and how funding problems hamper them in delivering services to Oklahomans. The time was well spent in educating lawmakers on state employee and retiree…

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OPEA Lobby Day at the Capitol Wednesday, February 22nd It’s Not Hopeless and We’re Not Helpless   State employees and retirees are coming to the Oklahoma State Capitol to tell legislators it is time for a pay raise and a pension increase, and you must protect our benefits.  Some lawmakers are discussing a teacher pay…

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Below is a description of the bills in OPEA’s 2017 Legislative Agenda.  It contains legislation that OPEA has requested and is working with the authors or are bills that OPEA supports in their current version. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with this list and share it with your coworkers. It is also important to…

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