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Utah Public Employees Association

UPEA is the largest labor organization representing public employees in Utah — working to ensure they are protected, compensated, and appreciated.

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Make Your Voice Heard

UPEA has fought for the advancement and rights of Utah’s public employees since 1959. The organization was the first voice for public employees in Utah and has been instrumental in securing the benefits and protections in place today.

Legislative Representation

When policymakers meet to debate and vote on issues that affect public employees, UPEA is there to represent you.

Grievance Representation

UPEA representatives assist members through grievances and workplace issues, helping to navigate through DHRM policies and State Code to ensure fair treatment.

Exclusive Discounts

UPEA partners with businesses throughout the state to provide exclusive discounts for members.

Legislative Lobbying

UPEA works directly with policymakers at the Utah State Legislature to protect public employees’ rights and interests on issues like…


Supporting funding for pay and compensation to recruit and retain quality employees.

Job protections

Providing grievance support and legal representation.


Supporting parity between retirement systems.

Health insurance

Maintaining the current funding level.


Informing members on key issues, legislation, policy, and rule changes.

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What Our Members Are Saying

UPEA has protected the rights of Utah’s public employees for over 60 years. Read why our current members value their involvement with UPEA.

“UPEA has been incredible to me. They have supported me and provided guidance through the grievance process, something I’ve never been through. [My representative] listened with an open-mind and worked with me to find a solution. UPEA is considerate of the situation and wants to help you feel comfortable through it all. UPEA has been a tremendous help; I can’t thank them enough. I’m glad I went through this process with UPEA by my side.”

– Department of Human Services Employee 

“I am so grateful for getting the opportunity to work with [my UPEA representative]. She was patient and understanding. She helped me look at my situation from different angles and make it better. UPEA is here to help; take the chance, even if you don’t feel like it will help, it’s so worth it!”

– Salt Lake County Employee

“I know I can call [my UPEA representative] and ask questions, or just ask for her opinion and it is provided without judgment or hesitation. I mentor new employees and always encourage them to join; I provide firsthand testimony of how UPEA helps us to grow personally and professionally. I am UPEA’s biggest supporter. Thank you to the UPEA team for all you do.”

– Department of Workforce Services Employee

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