Efforts Underway To Consolidate Oklahoma State Agencies
An Oklahoma committee will study the state's efforts to consolidate numerous state agencies.
Oklahoma's Government Modernization Committee will meet Nov. 10 to assess the progress of an effort to consolidate state agencies, the Edmond Sun reports.
A state law, approved in May, combined five state agencies -- including the Department of Central Services, the Office of Personnel Management, Benefits Council, and the State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board -- into the Office of State Finance, the newspaper reports.
Gov. Mary Fallin has estimated the law would save the state $140 million. State agencies are also being pressured to comply with new state regulations to restructure and improve their information technology systems, according to the Sun, and the modernization committee will document how effective those efforts have been.