Oklahoma state employees

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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If you are a person who may be categorized as a “Vulnerable Individual” and you are still at work, you may want to request leave and go home. Gov. Stitt’s recent order requires Vulnerable Individuals to remain at home with some exceptions. Even if you work in an area of “critical infrastructure”, if you are…

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We are corresponding with state agencies about their plans to mitigate the effects of Covid 19 at agency work sites. However, if you have questions or concerns about your work site, please contact OPEA. We are here to assist our members as they continue to provide services. Gov. Stitt has not authorized the use of…

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OPEA has just published its October 2019 edition of The Advocate online. This is the first edition that will be published exclusively in an electronic format. By publishing electronically, OPEA saves thousands of dollars in  printing, sorting and mailing costs. We will still provide information about association events, legislative alerts and other topics of interest…

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Jess Callahan was awarded an OPEA Lifetime Achievement award at the 2019 OPEA annual convention in August. This is the highest member award given to OPEA members, honoring outstanding individuals who have demonstrated a long term contribution and commitment to OPEA’s mission. Callahan is the 14th Lifetime Achievement Award winner. The award is the highest…

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State business leaders announced a plan for increasing state revenue and government reform Thursday, January 11. The plan included an immediate $5,000 annual raise for each teacher in Oklahoma’s public school. The plan did not offer any increases in state employee pay. While OPEA likes part of the plan that brings in new recurring revenue,…

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  OPEA staff was able to attend Thursday’s meeting of Oklahoma State Department of Health Oklahoma City area employees with interim director Preston Doerflinger. After opening comments, Dir. Doerflinger took questions from employees for nearly two hours. We appreciate access to the meeting and the director’s openness with the staff. Here is what OPEA took…

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  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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