Governor Mary Fallin recently launched a new service that allows Oklahomans interested in serving the state to apply online for a gubernatorial appointment. The new online application can be accessed from Governor Fallin’s official website, located at http://governor.ok.gov. “My administration is looking for qualified and dedicated Oklahomans to serve on various agencies, boards and commissions,” Fallin said. “It was my desire to have a system that allowed Oklahomans to submit their applications easily online. This new application delivers just that; it allows applicants to navigate through the process with ease and provides my staff with a more efficient way to make appointments. I would encourage all those interested in serving, to visit the Web site and submit their application.” The new online appointment application will assist the Office of the Governor in streamlining the process of managing appointments from initial application to finalization of the appointments. Previously, the process to manage and maintain gubernatorial appointment applications was tedious and time consuming. Applications were received via email or mail and were then entered manually into a digital repository. Once a position became available, staff searched the repository for applicants who met the specified criteria for the position. Within the new online application, an instructional guide walks each applicant through the entire gubernatorial appointment application process. After submitting the application, the applicant can then select the boards, commissions, or task forces they are interested in being considered. The new online application automatically inputs all applicant information into a database, which can quickly and easily be filtered and searched by the staff of the Office of the Governor. For more information or to apply for gubernatorial appointment, visit Gov. Fallin's website at http://governor.ok.gov. About Gov. Mary Fallin Governor Mary Fallin was elected November 2, 2010, during a historic election in which she became the first-ever female governor of Oklahoma. She was inaugurated on the steps of the Oklahoma Capitol as the state’s 27th governor on January 10, 2011. Learn more about Gov. Fallin at www.governor.ok.gov . About OK.gov OK.gov is the official website of the state of Oklahoma and a collaborative effort between the Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) and Oklahoma Interactive, LLC to help Oklahoma government entities Web-enable their information services. OMES is responsible for OK.gov. Oklahoma Interactive operates, maintains, and markets OK.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies. About NIC NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.