A. Each supervisor employed as of January 1, 1993, by a state agency, board or commission in the executive branch of state government, excluding those within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education, shall attend, prior to December 31, 1993, a training program for supervisory personnel. The training program shall be established pursuant to subsection C of this section.
B. Employees appointed to supervisory positions after January 1, 1993, shall complete twenty-four (24) hours of training pursuant to subsection C of this section within twelve (12) months of assuming such supervisory position. Thereafter, supervisors are required to complete twelve (12) hours of training pursuant to subsection C of this section each year. The appointing authority of each agency shall ensure each supervisory employee is notified and scheduled to attend such required training and shall make time available for each such employee to complete the training.
C. 1. The Administrator of the Office of Personnel Management shall promulgate any rules necessary to develop and implement training programs for supervisory personnel which shall include courses related to the effective performance of an agency manager or supervisor. Rules authorized by this subsection shall require supervisors to attend such training within a reasonable period of time determined by the Administrator.
2. Training programs for supervisors under this section may be approved by the Office of Personnel Management; provided, however, such programs shall be subject to standards developed by the Office of Personnel Management. All state agencies, boards and commissions may participate in any such government employee training program established by an institution that is a member of The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education and approved by the Office of Personnel Management as provided for in this paragraph.