Division of Administration - Kristy Nichols, Commissioner - State of Louisiana
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Division of Administration
Unique among government departments, the Division of Administration serves the people of Louisiana mainly by providing essential services to the whole of state government. As provided in Title 39 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes, "The functions of the Division of Administration shall comprise all administrative functions of the state in relation to the duties outlined in law." To accomplish these functions, the Division of Administration is comprised of 25 sections, some functioning as control-oriented entities and others as service-oriented entities.

As the central management and administrative support agency for the state of Louisiana, the Division is headed by the Commissioner of Administration, Kristy Nichols, and is comprised of three programs: Executive Administration; Community Development and Block Grant; and Auxiliary. The Commissioner oversees and coordinates the Division's 25 sections (listed below), which perform legislatively-mandated and other required functions of state government. In addition, the Division of Administration provides supervisory functions for management and budgets of all state departments.

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Community Development (OCD)
Administration of the Louisiana Community Development Block Grant (LCDBG) program
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Information technology technical support and operations for the Division of Administration and centralized computer systems
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Contractual Review (OCR)
Adminstration of all professional, personal, consulting, and social service contracts
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Capital outlay planning and budget development, real estate leasing, and statewide facility management
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Finance and Support Services (OFSS)
Provides full range of accounting services, financial management reporting, and employee administration
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Legislation was passed during the 1998 Legislative Session to provide for the transfer of the program from the Department of Treasury to the Division of Administration
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Human Resources (OHR)
Manages the Human Resources function for the Division of Administration and various agencies of the Office of the Governor, as well as the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) and the Board of Regents
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Data processing services and support for the Division of Administration and Integrated Statewide Information Systems (ISIS)
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Information Technology (OIT)
Provides strategic direction and coordination of information technology operations
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Provides federal surplus property andfixed price vehiclesto state government, local government, 501 (C) 3 non-profits, and SBA-8A Contractors. In addition, provides law enforcement equipment to Louisiana law enforcement.
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Louisiana Property Assistance Agency (LPAA)
Provides surplus property services to State and local entities and asset/fleet management assistance to State agencies
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Administration of the medical review panel for public health care providers under Louisiana Revised Statute40:1299.39
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Planning and Budget (OPB)
State budgeting, strategic planning, and state financial management
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Insurance coverages, claims reporting, exposure reports, ORM safety and health courses and videos
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State Buildings (OSB)
Operations, maintenance and safety for all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Division of Administration
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Identification, administration and management of State public lands and waterbottoms
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State Mail (OSMO)
Centralized mail and messenger service
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Full service printing and warehousing facility offering design assistance, composition, bindery services, procurement services, inventory control and distribution of printed products to state agencies
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State Purchasing and Travel (OSP)
Standardizing, procuring, or supervising the procurement of all goods, services, and major repairs required by state agencies
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Executive orders issued by the Governor, the Louisiana Administrative Code, and the Louisiana Register
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State Uniform Payroll (OSUP)
Administration of the Executive Office policies for employee compensation
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Louisiana Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and accounting policy and procedures
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Telecommunications Management (OTM)
Management and operation of telecommunications systems and services for the executive branch of state government
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