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November 2012


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Oklahoma’s Gubernatorial Appointment Process Goes Online

OKLAHOMA CITY – November 29, 2012 – Governor Mary Fallin recently launched a new service that allows Oklahomans interested in serving the state to apply online for a gubernatorial appointment. The new online application can be accessed from Governor Fallin’s official website, located at http://governor.ok.gov.

“My administration is looking for qualified and dedicated Oklahomans to serve on various agencies, boards and commissions,” Fallin said. “It was my desire to have a system that allowed Oklahomans to submit their applications easily online.  This new application delivers just that; it allows applicants to navigate through the process with ease and provides my staff with a more efficient way to make appointments. I would encourage all those interested in serving, to visit the Web site and submit their application.”

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Senate Adds High Resolution Cameras to Chamber; Unveils Other Upgrades to Heighten Transparency

Private citizens, members of the media and others interested in following the legislative process will find accessing actions in the State Senate easier than ever before, thanks to several new technological upgrades that are now being put in place.

New high resolution cameras have been added in the front and back of the chamber for those following the Senate on the Internet,with new software enabling bill information and links to the text of measures to appear next to the chamber video.  The camera angle for the website will change depending on which microphone is being used.  

In addition, a new voting board will enable the display of more information, including a full short title and a list of upcoming bills to be heard that day.    

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States Save Money With Online Services

A University of Utah study suggests state governments can achieve significant budget cuts by shifting many of their in-person services to the Web.

Utah has saved more than $61 million during the past five years by moving state transactions online and contracting some Web services out to third-party vendors, the report said.

The state offers online options for more than 1,000 services such as renewing car registrations, ordering birth certificates and filing income taxes.

That reflects a growing trend among state governments, which have found shifting services online can save time for both citizens and employees. Federal agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service and Social Security Administration also are  offering more services online.

The Utah study looked at 13 of the state’s 25 highest demand online services that also were offered offline -- either in person or by phone. The study found an average per transaction savings of more than $13 for the online version, from $17.11 to $3.91.

Nine of the transactions were cheaper online and four were more expensive, the study said. Utah also outsources some of its online services to Utah Interactive, the state branch of NIC, a company that runs fee-for-service e-government operations in more than 20 states. These outsourced services accounted for $15 million of the state’s $61 million in savings in five years, the study found.  

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