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Aug. 9, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) approved premium rates for health, dental, life, disability and vision insurance products to be offered to state, education and many local government employees, retirees and dependents for 2019.

The rates were recommended by the Oklahoma Employees Insurance and Benefits Board and approved by OMES Director Denise Northrup.

Aug. 9, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) approved premium rates for health, dental, life, disability and vision insurance products to be offered to state, education and many local government employees, retirees and dependents for 2019.

The rates were recommended by the Oklahoma Employees Insurance and Benefits Board and approved by OMES Director Denise Northrup.

June collections come in just over 11% above estimate

OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund (GRF) collections in June were $626.9 million and came in at $63.7 million, or 11.3 percent, above the monthly estimate. This amount is $79.2 million, or 14.5 percent, above collections in June of 2017. Total collections during the 2018 fiscal year were $5.9 billion which is $381.6 million, or 7 percent, above the estimate and $810 million, or 16.1 percent, over the estimate for 2017.

July 31, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY - The Office of Management and Enterprise Services has released a report on the calculations of averted costs to the State of Oklahoma from the implementation of State Question 781 which was passed by the state's citizens in November of 2016, along with State Question 780, more commonly known as the "Oklahoma Smart Justice Reform Act."

July 31, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY - The Office of Management and Enterprise Services has released a report on the calculations of averted costs to the State of Oklahoma from the implementation of State Question 781 which was passed by the state's citizens in November of 2016, along with State Question 780, more commonly known as the "Oklahoma Smart Justice Reform Act."

In accordance with 57 O.S. § 632, which requires these calculations to be performed “no later than July 31 of the year following the effective date of [SQ 781], and no later than July 31 every year thereafter," OMES analyzed data provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, the District Attorney's Council, the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, and Oklahoma and Tulsa County Jails for the calculation. 

The report can be found here http://omes.ok.gov/sites/g/files/gmc316/f/SQ781_0.pdf

Total year-to-date collections at 6.5% above estimate

OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in May were $497.8 million and came in at $82.3 million, or 19.8 percent, above the monthly estimate. This amount is $109.7 million, or 28.3 percent, above collections in May of 2017. Total collections over the first 11 months of the fiscal year were $5.2 billion which is $317.9 million, or 6.5 percent, above the year-to-date estimate and $730.8 million, or 16.3 percent, over the year-to-date for 2017.

"The last time we exceeded the estimate by a similar amount was August of 2016, and that was due to anomalies in collections, " said Office of Management and Enterprise Services Director Denise Northrup. "Obviously, this is good news and I'm pleased to see a strong showing that can largely be attributed to the state's continued economic recovery."

May 18, 2018

Oklahoma City - Office of Management and Enterprise Services Director Denise Northrup responds to the findings of Multi-County Grand Jury and Oklahoma Office of the State Auditor and Inspector's investigation into the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). 

"After taking time to review the investigative report, I'm pleased to see that the recommendations made by the grand jury and the auditors' office mirror the recommendations OMES offered to both the Legislature and OSDH starting in January of 2018," Northrup said. "We are currently working with Oklahoma State Department of Health's (OSDH) staff to aid the agency in whatever way is necessary with our broad array of support services related to budget, finance, technology, purchasing and human resources training."

May 18, 2018

Oklahoma City- Office of Management and Enterprise Services Director Denise Northrup responds to the findings of Multi-County Grand Jury and Oklahoma Office of the State Auditor and Inspector's investigation into the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). 

"After taking time to review the investigative report, I'm pleased to see that the recommendations made by the grand jury and the auditors' office mirror the recommendations OMES offered to both the Legislature and OSDH starting in January of 2018," Northrup said. "We are currently working with Oklahoma State Department of Health's (OSDH) staff to aid the agency in whatever way is necessary with our broad array of support services related to budget, finance, technology, purchasing and human resources training."

All reporting categories indicate healthy growth in Oklahoma economy

OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in April were $764.3 million and came in at $93.8 million, or 14.0 percent, above the monthly estimate. This amount is $152.5 million, or 24.9 percent, above collections in April of 2017. Total collections over the first 10 months of the fiscal year were $4.7 billion which is $235.6 million, or 5.2 percent, above the year-to-date estimate and $621.0 million, or 15.1 percent, over the year-to-date for 2017.

"April income tax returns certainly drove collections to surpass the estimate, but all reporting categories came in above estimates which is a positive sign," said Office of Management and Enterprise Services Director Denise Northrup. "Looking toward FY 2019 we should be in a better position than we were last year going into FY 2018."

Economic recovery continues at slow, steady pace

OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in March were $405.5 million and came in at $21.4 million, or 5.6 percent, above the monthly estimate. This amount is $53.5 million, or 15.2 percent, above collections in March of 2017. Total collections over the first nine months of the fiscal year were $4.0 billion which is $141.8 million, or 3.7 percent, above the year-to-date estimate and $468.5 million, or 13.4 percent, over the year-to-date for 2017.

"I'm encouraged to see strong returns in March after coming up short in February," said Office of Management and Enterprise Services Director Denise Northrup. "With motor vehicle and gross production collections continuing to fall below year-to-date estimates, it is still time to be cautious."

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