ExecOrder 1:2017-23.  


Executive Order 2017-23  
I, Mary Fallin, Governor of the State of Oklahoma, pursuant to the power and authority vested in me by Sections 1 and 2 of Article VI of the Oklahoma Constitution hereby order the formation of the Second Century Corporation Commission Task Force (Task Force).
The Task Force will conduct an organizational analysis of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.
Specifically, the Task Force's analysis shall, at a minimum, include:
 
1. An assessment of the stated mission, addressing:
a. Accuracy in light of modern day agency functions;
b. Appropriateness and necessity of current duties;
c. If performance of certain functions are better suited to other agencies.
2. A performance assessment, addressing:
a. Current workload levels;
b. Time required to process workload and individual cases.
3. A staffing assessment, addressing:
a. If the agency is properly staffed to meet its mission;
b. If the staffing structure of the agency is efficient and effective;
c. If the staff has the autonomy and accountability needed to perform their duties.
4. A funding assessment, addressing:
a. Whether the agency is properly funded;
b. The current funding mechanisms available;
c. Funding gaps within individual programs.
5. A structural assessment, addressing:
a. The makeup of the Commission and the impact of the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act requirements;
b. Trends related to terms of office;
c. The appropriateness of the current number of Commissioners;
d. Whether the Commission should be appointed, elected, or a combination thereof.
 
The Task Force shall consist of the Secretary of Energy and Environment (the Secretary), Attorney General or his designate, a Corporation Commissioner appointed by the Commission, a Senator appointed by the President Pro Tempore, and a State Representative appointed by the
Speaker of the House of Representatives. The Secretary shall serve as the Chair of the Task Force.
The Task Force shall meet at such times and places as the Chair deems appropriate. Members shall serve without compensation. The Office of the Secretary of Energy and Environment shall provide staff and administrative support for the Task Force at the direction of the Secretary. The Secretary is authorized, at his discretion, to contract with a third party to provide consulting services as necessary to carry out the mission of the Task Force. The Task Force shall approve the scope of their analysis.
The Task Force shall consult and engage with stakeholders, including but not limited to entities regulated by the commission and consumer groups, throughout the development of their analysis. The Task Force or the Secretary of Energy and Environment may hold listening sessions or opportunities to engage with stakeholders and members of the public prior to submitting a final report.
All Executive departments, officers, agencies, and employees of this State shall cooperate with the Task Force in carrying out of their duties and responsibilities, including providing any information, records, and reports as may be requested.
The Task Force shall prepare and submit a final report containing a detailed statement of the findings and recommendations of the analysis to the Governor, all Corporation Commissioners, the Attorney General, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives no later than November 15, 2018.
The Secretary of Energy and Environment is directed to use his authorities found in Titles 27A, 52, and 74 of the Oklahoma Statutes to undertake this analysis. The Task Force shall not include within their analysis specific issues, concerns, recommendations, or other actions dealing with any past, current, or future cases, orders, proceedings, actions, enforcements, or other matters before the Corporation Commission; this shall not limit the Task Force in examining the processes related to management issues or workflow before the Corporation Commission.
This Executive Order shall be distributed to the Members of the Task Force and the Secretaries of State and Energy and Environment.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Oklahoma to be affixed at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, this the 7th day of August, 2017.
BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA
Mary Fallin
ATTEST:
Dave Lopez
Secretary of State
[Source: Added at 34 Ok Reg 2225, eff 8-7-17]