- Associated Press - Monday, February 3, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin says she wants to address an imbalance between state worker pay and benefits.

Fallin announced the plan Monday as she delivered her State of the State address at the start of the 2014 Oklahoma Legislature.

Fallin says she wants to offer targeted salary increases to some state employees who are paid below market value.

She says she also wants to alter the current pay system to one that rewards performance over time served. She says doing so will encourage better productivity and services.

Fallin says she also wants new workers hired within the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System to be moved from a pension system to a 401k-style retirement benefits used in the private sector.

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