oklahoma legislature

Merit System Modernization Bill Passes House

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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OPEA Members Set 2021 Legislative Agenda

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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OPEA Announces 2020 Senate Primary Election Endorsements

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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OPEA Announces 2020 House Primary Election Endorsements

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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OPEA Supports 2021 Budget Proposal and Senate COLA Vote

The Oklahoma Public Employees Association (OPEA) supports the Fiscal Year 2021 state budget passed by the House and Senate yesterday, despite the reductions in funds for core services, saying the association’s members expect state leaders to restore funding when state revenues sufficiently improve. “During this unprecedented time, our members understand the need to reduce budgets…

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2020 Legislative Session Is Here – Check Out OPEA’s Legislative Agenda

OPEA is proud to announce our legislative agenda for the upcoming Second Session of the 57th Oklahoma Legislature, which will begin in February 2020. Our agenda has been developed entirely with input from our members and is completely focused on improving state employment in every agency and department, as well as retirement. The agenda is…

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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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