Several key policy issues in which we participate include:
Additionally, we engage with federal, state and local public officials associated with our project locations early in the planning and design process to provide accurate, up-to-date information, as well as to establish a connection and support an open dialogue.
The ONEOK Employee PAC provides eligible employees the opportunity to engage in policy issues related to our industry through financial contributions to candidates running for public office. Additionally, members of the ONEOK Employee PAC are given opportunities to meet with our Government Relations team and learn more about our business and advocacy efforts, as they are valuable partners in discussions about policy impacts on our business.
The ONEOK Employee PAC’s support of elected officials is strictly nonpartisan. A PAC Contribution Committee of employees reviews and approves all proposed disbursements.
ONEOK does not contribute corporate funds to political candidates but offers employees the opportunity to participate in the political process by contributing to the ONEOK Employee PAC.
The ONEOK Employee PAC is a voluntary fund supported by ONEOK employees who choose to donate their time and money to support candidates running for federal, state and local offices who support the interests of the energy industry and business in general.
A steering committee, made up of five senior management representatives, oversees all decisions and management of the ONEOK Employee PAC. A contribution committee made up of 15 employees from across ONEOK’s operating area oversees and approves all ONEOK Employee PAC contributions to political candidates.
The ONEOK Employee PAC is registered with the U.S. Federal Election Commission (FEC). It operates independently of any political party and complies with all reporting requirements of the FEC and state and local laws.
ONEOK’s involvement with industry associations, legislative and/or regulatory committees, and other stakeholder groups strengthens our ability to advocate for ONEOK’s interests. Through involvement in these groups, we participate in discussions about policy issues related to our business and provide input from the midstream energy sector.
In 2018, ONEOK was involved in more than 80 association groups in eight states within our operating footprint and Washington, D.C., including:
Kansas and Colorado
Texas and New Mexico
North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming