TULSA, Okla. -- The Oklahoma Credit Union League, which last May revealed a broad partnership and outsourcing plan with the Texas Credit Union League, said a final restructuring deal in 2009 "is now close."
In letters sent to its membership Wednesday, the league said again it would retain its lobbying operation and a reduced staff in a new headquarters building in Oklahoma City while at the same time contracting with the Texas League to handle varied services ranging from training and education to chapter leadership and foundation operation.
In opting for outsourcing to reduce costs, the league leadership said it was following the pattern of other state leagues moving toward "regional" structures.
"All services will still come from or through your league, there will still be Oklahoma League staff for you to call with questions or concerns and your Board of Directors will remain in place to provide leadership and direction," said the letter signed by interim president/CEO Debra J. Morrow.
She noted that outsourcing among leagues "is not new" and does "mirror the cooperative" nature of CUs and their trade groups. Once the new Oklahoma City headquarters, called Credit Union House opens next May, there will be "some restructuring in the organization chart," she forecast.