Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services

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Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services
Seal of Oklahoma.svg
Great Seal of Oklahoma
Agency overview
Formed 2011
Preceding agencies
  • Office of State Finance
  • State Budget Office
Headquarters 2300 N. Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Employees 1325 (FY14)
Annual budget $340.4 million (FY14)
Minister responsible
Agency executive
Website Office of Management and Enterprise Services

The Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) is a government agency which manages and supports the basic functioning of the government of Oklahoma. Under the leadership of the Oklahoma Secretary of Finance, Administration and Information and Technology, OMES provides financial, property, purchasing, human resources and information technology services to all state agencies, and assists the Governor of Oklahoma on developing the annual State budget. Originally called the Office of State Finance, the agency was renamed to its current name in 2012.

The Office is headed by a Director, who is appointed by the Governor with the approval of the Oklahoma Senate, to serve at the pleasure of the Governor. Within the Office is the state's Chief Information Officer, who is also appointed by the Governor, who oversees the state's information technology systems.

The current OMES Director is Preston Doerflinger, who was appointed by Governor Mary Fallin in 2011.

The Office of Management and Enterprise Services was created in 2012 during the term of Governor of Oklahoma Mary Fallin.

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History[edit]

The Office of State Finance was created in 1947 by Governor of Oklahoma Robert S. Kerr to replace the State Budget Office.

In April 2010, Governor Brad Henry appointed the Oklahoma's first Chief Information Officer following legislation passed in the last session of 2009 modernizing Oklahoma's state government information technology system. Part of the CIO's responsibilities is to identify synergies possible through the reduction of duplicate systems and centralizing IT infrastructure.

The Office of State Finance was significantly reformed in 2011 when Governor Mary Fallin signed the Government Administrative Process Consolidation and Reorganization Reform Act of 2011. Pursuant to that Act, several agencies were consolidated into OSF, including the Oklahoma Department of Central Services, the Oklahoma Office of Personnel Management, the Oklahoma State Employees Benefits Council, and the Oklahoma State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board. All the powers and duties of those agencies were vested in the Director of OSF and the individual agencies became subsidiary divisions of the OSF, which was renamed the Office of Management and Enterprise Services.

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