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Oklahoma agency launches state employee pay study

Published: June 5, 2013
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state agency is beginning a study on the pay of state employees, a move the governor has said is an important first step before state workers receive a pay raise.

The Office of Management and Enterprise Services launched the compensation study this week to determine the appropriate levels of pay for the estimated 33,000 state workers.

The study is being conducted by OMES' Human Capital Management division, along with national consultants and a group of officials from the Legislature, governor's office, state agencies and Oklahoma Public Employees Association.

State workers have not received an across-the-board pay raise in seven years. Fallin resisted legislative attempts to approve pay increases this year for Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers and state prison workers, citing the need for a comprehensive study first.