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§ 904. Powers, duties, and responsibilities

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 40. LaborEffective: August 25, 2023

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 40. Labor
Chapter 19. Oklahoma Workforce Transformation Act
Effective: August 25, 2023
40 Okl.St.Ann. § 904
§ 904. Powers, duties, and responsibilities
The Oklahoma Workforce Commission shall have the following powers, duties, and responsibilities:
1. To administer the provisions of this act or any duty as directed by statute;
2. To establish an office for the Commission within this state;
3. To elect whatever other officers may be necessary to direct operations of the Commission;
4. To employ or contract for personnel and administrative support as the Commission deems appropriate to carry out the purpose and provisions of this act, including but not limited to a nonprofit corporation to carry out the Commission's objectives, an Executive Director or other chief executive officer and any other employees or contractors the Commission deems appropriate, and to prescribe their duties and fix their compensation;
5. To administer the Workforce Coordination Revolving Fund created in Section 255.4 of Title 62 of the Oklahoma Statutes;
6. To approve or disapprove the budget of the Commission;
7. To promulgate rules to carry out the provisions of this act;
8. To enter into contracts or agreements for studies, professional services, grant administration and procurement, research projects, supplies, or any other services the Commission deems necessary to carry out its purpose, and to incur those expenses necessary to carry out those purposes;
9. To cooperate with any private, local, state, or national commission, organization, agency, or group and to make contracts and agreements for joint programs beneficial to Oklahoma's workforce development efforts;
10. To accept donations, grants, contributions, and gifts from any public or private source and deposit such in the Workforce Coordination Revolving Fund, created in Section 255.4 of Title 62 of the Oklahoma Statutes;
11. To oversee and direct to the extent permitted by law the activities and administration of the Governor's Council for Workforce and Economic Development, including but not limited to the creation and submission of state plans to the federal government pursuant to the provisions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act;1
12. To collect data from federal, state, and local agencies, departments, educational institutions, boards, commissions, or any other entities including, but not limited to:
a. number of participants in workforce development programming,
b. cost per participant,
c. wages before and after participation in programs,
d. degree or certificate conferred on each participant,
e. number of jobs open needing degrees or certificates,
f. labor force and economic information, and
g. any other information the Commission deems appropriate to guide funding decisions, facilitate its work or the work of workforce development entities in the state, or to understand the impact of the state's workforce efforts and programming;
13. To create and maintain a public dashboard and create reports with data concerning workforce development efforts in the state. All state and local agencies, departments, educational institutions, boards, commissions, and other public entities shall cooperate with information and data requests from the Commission or its designees. It is the intent of the Legislature that the Oklahoma Workforce Commission serve as the centralized data and information repository for workforce development activities for the state; and
14. To make recommendations to the Legislature to improve workforce development programs in the state.


Laws 2023, c. 361, § 5.


29 U.S.C.A. § 3101 et seq.
40 Okl. St. Ann. § 904, OK ST T. 40 § 904
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 29 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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