General Revenue Fund collections in May were $490.1 million and came in at $65.5 million, or 11.8%, below the monthly estimate. This amount is $83.8 million, or 14.6%, below collections in May of 2019. Total GRF collections over the first 11 months of fiscal year 2020 were $552.3 million, or 8.8%, below the estimate, and $472.2 million, or 7.6%, below prior year collections for the same period.
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General Revenue Fund collections in April were $529.1 million and came in at $416.2 million, or 44.0%, below the monthly estimate. This amount is $377.1 million, or 41.6%, below collections in April of 2019. Total GRF collections over the first 10 months of fiscal year 2020 were $486.8 million, or 8.5% below the estimate, and $388.5 million, or 6.9% below prior year collections for the same period.
The Office of Management and Enterprise Services, in partnership with law enforcement and state and federal partners, is working around the clock to protect Oklahomans from fraud.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and a record number of Oklahomans file for unemployment, the Office of Management and Enterprise Services is doing what it does best, providing technology and human resources solutions to agencies that need it during this unprecedented time.
"Although we have yet to see the full impact of $20 per barrel oil, it is clear from dropping sales and use tax collections that our economy is beginning to feel the pain," said OMES Director Steve Harpe. "This compounded with COVID-19 'stay at home' requirements and extended IRS tax filing deadlines, we expect to see the greatest impact to collections over these last remaining months of fiscal year 2020 and into the upcoming fiscal year."
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.
The Office of Management and Enterprise Services is partnering with the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum to renovate the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial Grove on the State Capitol Campus.
Initial work to expand the grove and enhance visitors’ overall experience will begin soon.
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.”