Issue 9
November 28, 2016
Oklahoma City and Tulsa Are Final District Dinner Meetings! Be Sure To Sign Up Today!
Join us on November 29th at Cattleman's Restaurant in Oklahoma City or on December 1st at Mamadou's in Downtown Tulsa to hear about OML's NEW approach to legislative education and advocacy. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to connect with other municipalities in your district and hear about the upcoming legislative session. Talk about this at your next council meeting and make your RSVPs as soon as possible! OML will facilitate the meeting where we will discuss the 2017 legislative session and share the latest League news. There will also be an opportunity to share what is going on in your municipality. Register online or see  more information  and dates in the brochure.
New FLSA Overtime Rule Put On Hold
A preliminary injunction was issued Tuesday, November 22 preventing the overtime rule going into effect as scheduled on December 1.  As you recall, the threshold pay required for an exemption from overtime was more than doubled to $47,476.  Pending further action, this ruling temporarily bars the new regulation from going into effect nationwide.
Please note this is a preliminary injunction.  This preserves the status quo in order for the court to decide whether the Department of Labor exceeded its authority. Stay tuned for further developments.
Mayors: Register Today For The Congress of Mayors At Oklahoma's Original Capitol on January 20, 2017
The Mayors Council of Oklahoma (MCO) and OML will host the seventh annual Congress of Mayors at the original Oklahoma Capitol, the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple in Guthrie, OK on Friday, January 20, 2017.  The goal of the Congress is to give municipal leaders a better understanding of the legislative process as well as provide them the opportunity to interact with their colleagues and lawmakers to get a realistic understanding of municipal issues such as transportation/infrastructure, public safety, municipal operations, community and economic development and municipal finance.  
Please register for this FREE event no later than January 16, 2017.  Thank you to Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group (OMAG) , Aberdeen Enterprizes II and the Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) for their generosity and support of this event . More Information
New Officials Institute Training Session Held at Eastern Oklahoma State College in McAlester
The latest NOI training session was held on November 17, 2016.  42 newly elected and appointed municipal officials gathered at Eastern Oklahoma State College in McAlester to receive their eight hours of state required training.  Throughout the year the Oklahoma Municipal League (OML) provides an intensive educational program specifically tailored for individuals who are newly elected officials as well as experienced officials who want to keep up-to-date on leading municipal issues.  
New officials unable to attend the McAlester NOI still have two additional opportunities to receive the training provided by OML in the following cities:  Stillwater and Lawton.  The workshop concentrates on topics such as the Open Meeting Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Municipal Finance, Ethics and much more.  Don't let time slip away before you register.  For more information and additional dates, see the NOI Page on our Website.
Remember, you don't have to be new to attend. Everyone is welcome!
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