By Kayla BranchStaff writer firstname.lastname@example.orgOfficials are exploring ways to allow Oklahoma County jail employees to keep their health and retirement benefits after the sheriff turns over jail management to the Oklahoma County Jail Trust. The district attorney’s office released a formal opinion stating that the employees would not be allowed to keep county benefits unless the current benefit policy underwent changes. “In light of the documents governing the county’s health and retirement benefit plans, we must conclude that employees of the (Trust) cannot participate in the county’s benefit programs as they are currently written,” reads the opinion, which was given to county officials on Tuesday. County Commissioner Kevin Calvey, who sits on...
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Oklahoma County DA opinion: County benefits policy must change to accomodate future jail trust employees