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74 O.S. § 85.28. Classification of Officers and Employees for Coverage Under Bond

  1. For purposes of this act, each head of a department, institution, agency, commission, authority or other body of state government shall determine and classify the officers or employees under his jurisdiction and control who are required to give surety to the state, having due regard for the duties and responsibilities of any such office or employment and shall require such surety in such amounts and upon such terms and conditions as may be specified and provided by this act. 
  2. In determining which officers or employees shall be bonded, the head of the department, agency, institution, commission, authority or other body of state government may make such determination by classes of employees with due regard to the duties and responsibilities of officers and employees falling within such class.

Associated Attorney General Opinions

Purchase of an additional surety bond to supplement the blanket bond contemplated under 74 O.S. § 85.29 is not authorized under related statutes in the Central Purchasing Act and the amounts set forth in §85.29 are controlling with respect to the authority provided in §85.28. Section 85.31 expressly transfers and confers upon the Purchasing Division the authority to purchase any official, surety and blanket bonds or surety contract authorized by state law.

Note: this Opinion was issued prior to enactment of 74 O.S. §85.58A et seq., which tasks OMES Risk Management with obtaining these blanket bonds.

See 74.O.S. §§85.26 through 85.31.

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