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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."

Total year-to-date estimate slightly above at 3.5%

OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in February were $294.2 million and came in at $2.0 million, or 0.7 percent, below the monthly estimate. This amount is $46.2 million, or 18.6 percent, above collections in February of 2017. Total collections over the first eight months of the fiscal year were $3.6 billion which is $120.4 million, or 3.5 percent, above the year-to-date estimate and $415.0 million, or 13.2 percent, over the year-to-date for 2017.

"February collections are historically our lowest collection month, and as predicted, we came up short this month," said Office of Management and Enterprise Services Director Denise Northrup. "As we look forward to the remainder of the fiscal year, slow and steady progress should be expected."

Total income tax collections came in at $44.3 million, and were $19.5 million, or 78.6 percent, above the estimate. The other revenues category had collections of $42.9 million and were $11.4 million, or 20.9 percent, below the estimate mostly due to a transfer of $16.7 million to the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP).

Mar. 1, 2018

March 15 Deadline Approaches for Request for Proposals to Redevelop 23rd Street Armory

OKLAHOMA CITY — In September of 2017, the Office of Management and Enterprise Services announced that the state is seeking proposals for the purchase or lease and redevelopment of the 23rd Street Armory located within the State Capitol Complex at 200 N.E. 23rd St., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The deadline for submitting proposals is close of business on March 15, 2018. Interested parties are invited to submit proposals to purchase or lease the 23rd Street Armory building, consisting of 72,667 square feet more or less, and its surrounding ancillary buildings. Due to the location and unique history of the property, it is being offered to the private sector through the Request for Proposals process to allow the state to consider community benefits including economic, historical and cultural, as well as job creation, as part of the evaluation process. 

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Caden Cleveland

Caden Cleveland

Director of Legislative and Public Affairs

As director of Legislative and Public Affairs, Caden Cleveland works closely with OMES Chief of Staff Dana Webb and oversees the Public Affairs team. He serves as the spokesperson for the agency and collaborates with all other OMES divisions to communicate with the public and promote OMES. Cleveland, who is a native Oklahoman, earned a Master of Business Administration from Oklahoma Christian University and worked for the Oklahoma Senate before joining OMES. He lives with his wife, Jessica, and their goldendoodle, Liberty.

Denise White

Denise White

Communications Manager

As publications manager for OMES Public Affairs, Denise White’s mantra is that we are all in this together – it is in partnership with one another that our success is guaranteed. And to that end, she shares this sentiment with Maya Angelou: "My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to so do with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style."

Jake Lowrey

Jake Lowrey

eGov Manager

A member of the original OMES Communications Department, Jake Lowrey manages content on the agency website, oversees GovDelivery communications system for the state and supervises the team responsible for accessibility of agency documents. Regardless of rumors to the contrary, he is a member of the human race and not an alien from outer space.

Bonnie Campo

Public Information Manager

 

Bonnie Campo is the public information manager at OMES. She spent close to 10 years in the broadcast news industry before joining the Public Affairs team in November of 2020. When she is not working, Bonnie is spending time with family and friends, or on a hiking trail. Please contact her for media related requests. 

Amy Southall

Benefits Communications Specialist

Amy Southall has been with OMES Public Affairs since 2016 and with the State of Oklahoma since 2001, with nearly 15 of those years spent with the OMES Employees Group Insurance Division. As a benefits communications specialist for the Public Affairs communications team, Amy makes your job in communicating with internal and external customers easier. In addition to copy editing and contributing written content, she also remediates agencywide material for website accessibility.

Ben Bigler

Graphic Designer

Ben Bigler's goal is to transform information and concepts into images and publication designs that are appealing, easy to understand and, occasionally, entertaining. Ben is always on the lookout for new ideas and his more than three decades as a photojournalist, page designer and informational graphic artist give him tools to help your audience see what you want to say. When not in front of a computer, Ben can usually be found in the garden, in the kitchen or on a mountain trail.

Brian Altenhofel

Brian Altenhofel

UI/UX Designer

Brian Altenhofel is an experienced web developer and has been with OMES Public Affairs since 2018. Brian enjoys long days writing code and solving difficult problems while using a mechanical keyboard and a trackball. Hobbies include hunting, fishing, long nights in Azeroth and watching all forms of auto racing.

Brian Lundmark

Brian Lundmark

Visual and Graphic Arts Specialist

Brian Lundmark wanted to be a cartoonist but settled for being an Emmy award winner, a world famous dancer and a YouTube sensation. Now he spends his time creating beautiful graphics and videos for the state of Oklahoma and helping your projects be as awesome as you are.

Brittany Coley-Roberts

Brittany Coley-Roberts

Public Record Coordinator

Brittany Coley-Roberts developed and implemented a streamlined OMES open records request process online. Her history as an executive administrative assistant, employee training manager and experience with a variety of software and technical assistant roles helps her be a team player who is willing to contribute to this division in a variety of ways. She has taken significant initiative with OMES’ social media presence and acts as one of two lead administrators on OMES social channels.

Christa Bolain

Christa Bolain

Copy Editor

Christa Bolain coordinates and creates original content for all OMES social media platforms, with an emphasis on written and visual communication. She assists with the research, writing, editing and distribution of OMES internal and external publications for grammar, spelling, consistency and OMES branding compliance.

Christa earned her B.A. in professional writing with special distinction from the University of Oklahoma and is a lifetime member of the Kappa Tau Alpha Honor Society for excellence in journalism and mass communication.

Debra Baker

Debra Baker

Benefits Communications Specialist

As a communication specialist and web administrator, Debra Baker is part of a team focused on making information accurate, clear and easy to understand prior to distribution. Her role involves working with printed and electronic publications along with maintaining the information on the OMES website. She acts as the point of contact for different divisions on many projects and has 30 years’ experience as a state employee.

Jessalyn Johnson

Jessalyn Johnson

Graphic Designer

Jessalyn Johnson's work is focused on creating graphics and publications that clearly communicate complex information in simple and dynamic ways. Her 15+ years of experience in branding, apparel, large format, packaging and print design allow her to do this effectively. Jessa is passionate about improving her skills. She welcomes constructive criticism and devotes herself daily to becoming a better person, designer and communicator. She also enjoys oil painting, traveling, playing golf, and spending time with her girlfriend and two adopted children.

Kory Oswald

Kory Oswald

Copy Editor

Kory Oswald is an award-winning journalist and professional communicator with a deep understanding of multimedia, content creation, news publication and propagation. He is experienced in broadcast and print news, starting as a reporter then digital media director, managing editor, editor-in-chief and eventually as a publisher. Now he bring his experience to OMES Public Affairs. He serves as a copy editor for internal and external communications, and contributes to video and audio projects like the Get Stuff Done Podcast, OMES Employees Group Insurance Division videos and A Seat at the Table podcast.