|OKLAHOMA'S eGOV NEWS REPORT|
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Oklahoma citizens, state employees, and state vendors can now report allegations of fraud, waste, or mismanagement of the Department of Central Services’ (DCS) programs or funds by any person, agency, state employer or supplier utilizing a new online reporting system.
“This new online reporting system is going to help streamline our processes, not only in the auditing department, but in the whole of DCS,” said John Richard, Director of the Department of Central Services. “The more feedback we get from individuals the better we can improve the service we deliver to Oklahoma.”
Typical questions or allegations that can be reported through this new reporting system may include generic service complaints, misuse of state property or funds by an employee, complaints for which no grievance can be filed, allegations of fraud, waste, mismanagement of DCS programs or funds, or misconduct and failure to follow established DCS procedures. The DCS Systems of Integrity and Accountability committee will process the complaints, conduct appropriate inquiries, reviews or audits, and make recommendations for action or referral to appropriate state officials. Actions will emphasize program improvements necessary to achieve DCS core values of service, integrity and quality.
Online Renewals are Secure, Convenient, and Reduce Paper Consumption
Renewing licenses is often a cumbersome paper intensive process and in its second year of online license renewals, the Oklahoma Board of Chiropractic Examiners (OBCE) reminds chiropractors that renewing online saves time, money, and consumption of paper. In fact, more than 300 sheets of paper, 300 envelopes, and 300 stamps have been saved in the first year of service, and saving the board $4,000 and 120 employee hours through the use of online renewals.
“Instead of having our Chiropractic professionals mail in their renewal forms, we take pride in providing them with the option of renewing online,” said Beth Carter, Executive Director of OBCE. “We would like to encourage all Chiropractic professionals to renew online, because it is easy, secure, and fast.”
The online renewal service enables licensees to pay online with Visa, MasterCard and electronic check payments utilizing OK.gov’s secure payment engine. Upon completing the renewal process and approval from the board, licensees can print their certificates, thus reducing mailing and printing costs for the state.
As National Preparedness Month Approaches, Government Web Sites Provide Preparedness Tips
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced this month that more than 1,200 national, regional, state and local businesses and organizations have pledged their support and joined the 2008 National Preparedness Month Coalition. Sponsored by the department's Ready Campaign, National Preparedness Month helps to raise awareness and promote action by Americans, businesses, and communities on emergency preparedness.
"As we approach our fifth National Preparedness Month, I want to thank the hundreds of coalition members who are making a difference in their communities by helping raise the basic level of preparedness in our country," said Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. "Individual preparedness is the cornerstone of emergency preparedness. Experience shows that if Americans take steps ahead of time, they stand a much better chance of coming through an emergency unharmed and recovering more quickly."
The Ready Campaign, the Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security and Citizen Corps are specifically encouraging individuals across the nation to take important preparedness steps. These steps include: getting an emergency supply kit, making a family emergency plan, being informed about the different emergencies that may affect them, as well as taking the necessary steps to get trained and become engaged in community preparedness and response efforts.
National Preparedness Month Coalition members have agreed to distribute emergency preparedness information and sponsor activities across the country that will promote emergency preparedness. Membership is open to all public and private sector organizations.
- Susan C. McVey, State Librarian
- Steve Gragert, Executive Director
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