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City of Tulsa Employees Called to Duty

Extended Military Benefits Package

City of Tulsa employees who have been called to active duty in support of combat operations have the option of continuing their City of Tulsa benefits while serving.

Employees being deployed may now continue their dependant coverage for the period of service by timely payment of the current dependant premium rate instead of 102% of the full premium. Previously, employees could only continue the dependant coverage for a twelve month period, the coverage will now continue for the full period of deployment as long as there is timely payment of the premium. Please call your department's personnel office as shown below. 

Deploying and Returning City Employees called to duty

This following is provided as a guide to assist your transition from employment to active duty and your return to work by providing an overview of benefits available.

Please use the following list as a source of contact information for individuals you need to speak with upon being called to active duty or returning to work.

Sworn Police Employees

Police Department Payroll Contact: Cheri O'Neal (918) 596-9365. Sworn Police employees need to contact the Police Department's  Payroll Offices for instructions on internal department requirements within 30 days of leaving and returning to work.

City of Tulsa Payroll Manager: (918) 596-7519

Insurance for Sworn Police: Rooney Insurance (918) 878-3373 or 8(918) 78-3350. Sworn Police employees need to contact their offices within 30 days of leaving and returning to work.  Dependents can be invoiced monthly if health coverage continuation is desired.

Oklahoma Police Pension & Retirement System: 800-347-6552  Sworn Police have 3 times the amount of time he/she was on military leave to "buy back" his/her military time. The clock starts the day he/she returns from military leave. There are 5 forms that need to be completed and they are available on the website www.opprs.ok.gov

Sworn Fire Employees

Insurance for Sworn Fire: The Holmes Organization (918) 359-6000. Sworn Fire employees need to contact their offices within 30 days of leaving and returning to work.

City of Tulsa Payroll Manager: (918) 596-7519

Fire Department Payroll Contact: Betty Loney (918) 596-1787 Sworn fire personnel must provide a copy of their orders activating and de-activating their service to the Fire Department Payroll Contact and their direct Chief.  The Fire Department Payroll Contact notifies the pension system of leave commencement and return to work.

Oklahoma Firefighters' Pension & Retirement System: 800-525-7461 or www.ok.gov/fprs

Non-Sworn City Employees

City Retirement Services for Non-Sworn Employees: (918) 596-7322. Pick up or request a Municipal Employees' Retirement Plan (MERP) Summary Plan Description (SPD) for details on credited service while on military leave in Chapter 5. This is also available on the City's DocLibrary.

City of Tulsa Payroll Manager: (918) 596-7519

Insurance Services for Non-Sworn City Employees: (918) 596-7448  Employees must contact our offices within 30 days of commencing leave or returning to work.  Dependents can be invoiced monthly if health coverage continuation is desired. 
See Personnel Policies Section 3.41, 3.42, 4.43 for details