About OEA's Department of Education Policy Research and Member Advocacy (EPRMA)
OEA's Department of Education Policy Research and Member Advocacy (EPRMA) helps advance the OEA’s mission and strategic goals of local and state advocacy for members’ professional, economic and workplace well-being and for the continuing improvement of public education. We provide:
- Research, data, and strategic support for effective collective bargaining by local associations;
- Research, best practices, and counsel critical to the certification/licensure, working conditions, and professional expertise and efficacy of members;
- Education policy and practice information and research support to OEA’s advocacy for members and public education in legislative, agency, and electoral arenas; and,
- Assistance for strategic alliances among organizations, agencies, and other groups to accomplish OEA’s advocacy agenda.