Investigation sought against Oklahoma tourism agency

The Associated Press - December 21, 2017 11:09 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The Oklahoma Public Employees Association has requested an investigation of the state Tourism and Recreation Department.

The Oklahoman reports that the association has sent a written request for the investigation to the Oklahoma attorney general, Oklahoma County district attorney and House Special Investigation Committee.

The association says it wants to determine if the department has violated laws regulating employment practices, open records and meetings and the handling of taxpayer funds.

Former department auditor Andrew Ranson alleges he was forced out in June after finding possible labor violations. He says he told the Tourism Commission that he found numerous violations of state and federal laws, and violations of the agency’s policies.

Commission Chairman Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb says he welcomes the association’s investigation.

 

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