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Oklahoma Corrections Department to furlough employees

The state Corrections Department plans to furlough all employees for 23 days in the upcoming fiscal year. Furloughs will also apply to correctional officers, Corrections Department Director Justin Jones said Thursday. The state Corrections Department plans to furlough all employees for 23 days in the upcoming fiscal year.Furloughs will also apply to correctional officers, Corrections […]

Oklahoma corrections, public safety departments look for additional funds

From Public safety agencies will need more money to run the state’s prison system and patrol the state’s highways than what is provided for them in a budget agreement released by legislative leaders last week. Officials with the state Corrections Department and Department of Public Safety say they are working on money-saving measures, but […]

Corporation Commission has Second Furlough Day

From Newsok: The state Corporation Commission will shutter its offices for a second day Friday as part of its furlough plan. There are six more furlough days scheduled to allow the agency to trim about $800,000 from its budget by not paying 450 employees for those days. The agency has offices in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, […]

Check Your Homestead Exemption

From the Edmond Sun: Sullivan urges homeowners ‘check homestead’ The Edmond Sun EDMOND — Oklahoma County Assessor Leonard Sullivan is urging county homeowners to review whether they are receiving all the tax breaks they are entitled to receive. Sullivan said potentially 50,000 homeowners are missing out on the homestead exemption. Homestead Exemption lowers a resident’s […]

Furlough Days Announced for Corporation Commission

From the Oklahoma Corporation Commission website: Because of a budget shortfall, all offices of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission will be closed on the following days: February 12 March 19 April 9 April 30 May 14 May 28 June 1 June 25 Commission employees will be placed on unpaid furlough on those days.  This schedule is […]

Credit Union launches site for Oklahomans on furlough

Check out this Newsok article on HelpingOK: Oklahoma Employees Credit Union has launched for Oklahomans experiencing a furlough brought on by state budget cuts.The Web site contains a frequently asked questions section, financial tools, furlough news, resources and a blog. “We were looking for a furlough resource site to recommend to our members and […]

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We hope that you find this site a useful resource for your financial success. We understand that many of you are going through tough times. We’ve gathered the best information available so that you can make the best decisions for your future. On our FAQ page, you will find frequently asked questions. This page will […]

Buyout is an option for Oklahoma health employees

From Newsok, February 10th: The state Health Department has asked 354 employees — about 15 percent of its work force — to consider voluntary buyouts.Agency officials hope that half accept the offer, which will save $8 million in payroll costs. The buyout terms are similar to those offered by other state agencies also hit with […]

Furloughs expected at Oklahoma’s Capitol

From Newsok, February 5th: State Senate staff members might be asked to take days off without pay to help save money. Senate President Pro Tempore Glenn Coffee, R-Oklahoma City, sent a letter to the staff Wednesday outlining cost savings measures the staff would take to absorb a nearly 15 percent cut to their budget compared […]

Corporation Commission sets furloughs

A crisis once averted has struck the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. Officials on Tuesday announced plans to furlough employees for eight days because of lagging federal funds and the state’s budget woes this fiscal year. The Corporation Commission will be closed those days, saving about $800,000 in salaries for the agency’s 450-plus employees. “The agency will […]

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January 27, 2010
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