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Oklahoma Department of Consumer Credit issues amended interim guidance regarding remote work for employees of licensees

State Issues Covid-19 Oklahoma Consumer Credit Licensing Mortgage Origination

State Issues

On April 23, the Oklahoma Department of Consumer Credit issued amended interim guidance to licensees regarding temporary operations from home and alternate locations. Mortgage loan originators and employees of other regulated entities who are typically required to work only from licensed locations may work from home, and sets forth data security requirements that must be met to conduct activities from home. Companies may also use an alternate site for conducting business if a licensed location is compromised or undergoing decontamination procedures. In such an event, the department is prepared to expedite address changes and waive associated fees. The department also states that it will work with affected licensees to schedule examinations or inspections to minimize disruption. The interim guidance is effective through May 31, 2020, unless otherwise changed, extended, or withdrawn.