For this database, Oklahoma Watch obtained, cleaned and analyzed state payroll data for fiscal year 2016 — from July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016. Monthly payments were matched to an employee based on name and agency. An employee who moved to a different agency during the year, or who was paid by multiple agencies, could show up more than once in the data. The state also did not provide descriptive job titles for higher-education positions. If an employee left a state job or was hired mid-year, the compensation shown will not reflect total annual pay.
For this fiscal year, compensation included one or more of the following: regular salary; overtime; incentive, longevity and terminal leave pay; and other categories.