|OKLAHOMA'S eGOV NEWS REPORT|
Welcome to Oklahoma's new eGovernment News Report. We hope you enjoy the monthly eGov News Report providing you with up-to-date information on Oklahoma's eGovernment achievements.
Open Books allows the citizens of Oklahoma, as well as anyone in the world with Internet access, to view the finances of the State of Oklahoma. The Web site was designed to be user-friendly with intuitive controls.
For example, citizens can find payments made to vendors where the total fiscal year expenditures exceeded $25,000 and are processed through the Office of State Finance. Every state employee's monthly salary is available for review and can be located by employee name, agency or function of government. One can also find out what taxes and revenue go to support a certain agency. One can also do the reverse and determine what agencies or programs a certain tax goes to support.
In addition to these functions there is useful information about the State’s budget, the appropriation process, a glossary of terms, pie charts showing the State's revenue sources and the principal agencies that receive the largest part of the State's revenue.
Everyone is invited to review the Web site and provide feedback. We would like to know what you liked; what you didn't like, and what you would like to see. Answers to your questions about Oklahoma's finances are just a few mouse clicks away.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is pleased to announce that OKCareers, the new electronic on-line employment application, applicant tracking and certification program, is now available for use by state agencies and applicants for state employment. Some of the features of OKCareers include:
• An online employment application that may be completed using any internet browser at any time.
• Electronic submission of resumes, transcripts, certificates, veteran’s preference materials and other applicant-related materials. These materials may be viewed by authorized agency staff when they receive an online certified list of applicants from OPM.
• Listings of specific vacancies in state agencies for classified job titles. No longer will new job postings appear only on Wednesdays. OPM can list these vacancies as soon as the requisition has been reviewed and approved.
• Once the application has been completed, interested applicants may copy it into other listed vacancies for which they wish to apply.
In the near future, OPM will also begin Merit System employment testing through OKCareers. Because OPM will have the ability to deliver tests online (and without sacrificing any security), OPM hopes to expand statewide test sites. Until then, however, OPM will continue to provide electronic testing in the Oklahoma City office and “paper and pencil” testing at the CareerTechs, universities and the local office of the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission in Tulsa that provided testing services previously.
Web site Provides Tools and Resources to "Grow in Oklahoma"
“Tobacco Stops With Me” campaign ads, fact sheets and press release can be viewed on the new Web site. The Web site will continue to develop over the next few months including increased content and the opportunity for Oklahomans to share their personal experiences related to tobacco through e-mail and video testimonials. Also, more interactive visitor engagement features such as polls, calendar items, event information, photos and zip code searches for community organizations creating a tobacco free Oklahoma will be added.
Funding for the campaign is provided by the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust with technical assistance from the Oklahoma State Department of Health Tobacco Use Prevention Service. The “Tobacco Stops With Me” campaign will be independently evaluated by the University of Oklahoma College of Public Health.
State Plants "Seeds" for Oklahoma Kids
State Treasurer Scott Meacham and the state of Oklahoma are pleased to be part of this program, and help plant a "seed" for the future of Oklahoma kids. Funding for SEED OK accounts is generously provided by the Ford Foundation. Research partners for the study include the Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis and RTI International.
Public Employees Relations Board
- Debbie Tiehen,
Oklahoma State Senate
- Malia Bennett,
How do I find tax resources for the upcoming tax season?
How do I find information about the upcoming legislative session?
Monday, February 18
Monday, May 26
Colonial Day at the Capitol
Consumer Protection Day at the Capitol
Entrepreneur Day at the Capitol
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