A Fox News story in OKC ask about the lobbying activities of Okla Dept of Tourism officials who are lobbying for legislation that makes all their vacant classified positions unclassified. It also makes any new positions unclassified in the future.
A link to the story is here Fox News 25
OPEA is concerned about on-duty state agency staff asking legislators to support legislation. Association members are very careful to only advocate on behalf of state employees while on their own time and with their own phone and email.
We are very concerned that the tourism officials are working against their employees’ best interest while on duty.