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Full-time State of Oklahoma employees are eligible for several types of time off and entitled to additional benefits, including the following:

Annual Leave

Employees accrue 15 days/year in the first five years; 5 to10 years accrue 18 days/year; 10 to 20 years accrue 20 days/year; and those working for the state for 20+ years accrue 25 days/year.

Sick Leave

Each full-time employee accrues 15 days/year.


Oklahoma normally observes 11 holidays per year.


State employees receive a benefit allowance based on dependents that are covered on health insurance. State law requires all employees to enroll in health, dental, life and disability insurance. There are several health, dental and vision options for both employees and employees + dependents. Insurance is effective the first of the month following your employment date or the date set by your employer

Each employee is required to carry disability insurance, with benefits paid up to 60 percent of the employee’s salary. Additionally, each employee is required to carry a basic $20,000 term life insurance policy, which includes accidental death and dismemberment. Employee supplemental and family life insurance coverage is also available.

Longevity Pay

An additional benefit the state offers to eligible full-time employees is longevity pay, based on the employee’s years of service. The full amount in the below table is payable in one lump sum annual payment:

Each additional two years, add $200

Flexible Schedules

Many state agencies offer alternative work schedules as a method of staff retention through work/life balance. There are several options available including flexible arrival and/or departure times and compressed work weeks. Telework options may also be available in some agencies. Policies vary department to department and require a supervisor's approval.


State employees are provided with a rich retirement benefit. Contact the HR department of the agency you work for or are applying at for details about the applicable plan.

Last Modified on Oct 25, 2023
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