General Revenue Fund collections in February were $327.3 million and came in at $23.5 million, or 6.7%, below the monthly estimate. This amount is $57.9 million, or 15.0%, below collections in February of 2019.
Steven Harpe, Office of Management and Enterprise Services director, has named Shelley Zumwalt as the agency’s chief of innovation. She most recently served as the chief of communications and strategic engagement at the Oklahoma Health Care Authority.
Zumwalt started her state service almost a decade ago as a budget analyst at OMES before overseeing communications at the OMES Employees Group Insurance Division. She then was named director of the Public Affairs division of OMES. In addition to her service at OMES, Zumwalt also served in the Office of the Governor as public affairs director.
Governor Kevin Stitt today appointed Jerry Moore as state government’s chief information officer, a position that oversees information technology services for all state agencies.
"Throughout his career, Jerry has exhibited his expertise in the design and management of high-performance, cost-effective technology solutions,” said Governor Stitt. “His expertise is exactly what we need to continue to improve services across state government and move Oklahoma forward.”
Total GRF collections over the first seven months of fiscal year 2020 were $28.8 million, or 0.7%, below the estimate, and $60.8 million, or 1.6%, above prior year collections for the same period.
“Oklahoma is on track with the year-to-date figures, but we continue to see softness in the energy sector,” said Steven Harpe, director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services. “We need to keep this in mind as we look to the rest of the year.”