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Program A: Administrative

Program Authorization: La. Constitution of 1974, Article IV and Article IX, Section 1; Louisiana Revised Statutes, Titles 38, 39 and 43; R.S. 49:213.1-214.5; R.S. 15:151 et seq.; R.S. 51:2231 et seq.; Act 216 of 1990 Regular Session; Act 396 of 1991 Regular Session; Act 637 of 1997 Regular Session; Act 6 of 1989 Extraordinary Session; Act 1361 of 1997;Executive Order Nos. EWE 86 - 21, EWE 92-4, MJF 96-8, and MJF 96-47; Section 507 of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments; Public Law 102-240, Title I, Part B; Chapter 58, Title 10, U.S. Code; Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (PL 101-380)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Administrative Program of the Executive Office of the Governor is to manage the governor's action initiatives and oversee implementation of gubernatorial policies, respond to constituent requests and provide the general administration and support services required by the governor. This mission is further defined by the mission of the activities in the Executive Office.

The goals of the Administrative Program of the Executive Office of the Governor are expressed in the goals of the activities included in the program.

The Administrative Program of the Executive Office of the Governor includes the following activities: Office of Urban Affairs and Development, Office of Rural Development, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office, Office of Coastal Activities, Troops to Teachers Program, Office of Disability Affairs, Office of Environmental Education, and Statewide Independent Living Council.

The mission of the Governor's Office of Urban Affairs and Development (OUAD) is to administer funds appropriated by the legislature and make these funds available to non-profit organizations that address the special health, safety, and socioeconomic concerns of a significant population of Louisiana's disadvantaged residents living in urban areas. The goals of the operate the program with proper management and accountability, thorough monitoring, and technical assistance so the office can ensure maximum use of each dollar disbursed and provide funding to nonprofit organizations which offer tutorial services in math, reading, computer training, elderly assistance, housing referrals, medical support, vocational training and counseling in substance abuse and teen pregnancy. The Governor's Office of Urban Affairs and Development advises the Governor on all issues relative to the affairs of Louisianaís disadvantaged urban citizens and assist the Governor in providing constituent services to these urban residents.

The mission of the Governor's Office of Rural Development is to reach all of Louisiana's rural communities with resources to help them grow and to benefit the lives of their citizens. The goals of the Office of Rural Development are to operate the grant program with proper management and accountability, thorough monitoring, and information assistance to draw the maximum use from each dollar of funding, including funding to projects that will increase the fire safety, clean drinking water, economic development and public health resources and other infrastructure of rural communities throughout the state. The Governor's Office of Rural Development awards and monitors grants to projects based on an evaluation process and the eligibility level of the project sponsor; contacts and meets with state and federal agencies to gather information on rural programs; and monitors federal legislation regarding the Empowerment Zone/Enterprise Community by expanding local knowledge of the application process and potential funding.

The mission of the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office (LOSCO) is to minimize the harmful effects of oil spills to the environment, public health and welfare, the wildlife and aquatic life and the economy through prevention, planning, response and damage assessment from authorized discharges of oil. The goals of the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office are: minimize the threat of oil release by coordinating efforts for locating and removing abandoned vessels, structures, pits, and wells which pose a high risk unauthorized discharge of oil; seek new research and innovative methods for cleaning oil spills; and strengthen the response capabilities of the state and federal trustees along with industry through educational training and drills. The Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office, under the direction and control of the Governor, assists the legislature in fulfilling its duties to protect, conserve, and replenish the natural resources of this state in accordance with Article IX, Section 1 of the Constitution of Louisiana and also supports and complements the federal Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-380).

The mission of the Governor's Office of Coastal Activities is to provide aggressive state leadership, direction, and consonance in the development and implementation of policies, plans, and programs which encourage multiple uses of the coastal zone and achieve a proper balance between development and conservation, restoration, creation, and nourishment of coastal resources. The goal of the Governor's Office of Coastal Activities is to develop a comprehensive policy addressing the conservation and restoration of coastal wetlands resources and other coastal issues which builds upon the consensus viewpoint of federal and state agencies, local governments, user groups, coastal residents and the public at-large. Coastal Activities was established by law to lead the effort to solve the recognized catastrophic long term coastal erosion problem in Louisiana. The official mission of the office is articulated by Act 6 of 1989 Regular Legislative Session. The executive assistant advises the Governor on coastal issues and serve as a sounding board, clearinghouse for focal point for new ideas, opportunities and current scientific understanding for coastal restoration; broker for coastal funding sources, both private and public, ombudsman for public outreach and facilitator and coordinator for interests and conflicts. This office maintains contact with numerous coastal constituents including: state legislators; delegation members and their staff; representatives of local government; coastal user groups; state and federal agency heads and staff members; industry representatives; academic and private scientists; landowners; fish and wildlife interests; navigation interests; environmental groups and others to ensure that all critical coastal interests and concerns are heard and their views represented.

The mission of the Louisiana Troops to Teachers Program is to improve overall Louisiana education by providing motivated, experienced, and dedicated teachers for the state's classrooms and relieving teacher shortages by placement assistance to military personnel and Department of Defense and Energy civilian employees affected by the military "drawdown". The goal of the Louisiana Troops to Teachers Program is to facilitate the certification and employment of veterans and former Department of Defense and Energy employees as teachers and teachers' aids in Louisiana's public schools. The Troops to Teachers Program conducts the following activities: counsels and advises Troops to Teachers participants on certification procedures, certification training programs, and employment opportunities; promotes the Troops to Teachers program with Louisiana school districts; coordinates placement assistance actions with other agencies, activities, and stakeholders such as colleges and universities, Department of Education, Department of Labor, Department of the Military, the Louisiana Legislature, Louisiana's business community, civic organizations, teachers' organizations, and parents; and providing accountability to the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES). Federal Funding for this program will terminate on September 30, 1999. Troops to Teachers has submitted proposals to the Board of Secondary and Elementary Education (BESE) and the state Department of Education.

The mission of the Office of Disability Affairs is to promote the rights and opportunities of persons with disabilities in the State of Louisiana. The goals of the Office of Disability Affairs are: have public and private delivery systems in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and all other disability related laws; improve transportation, education, employment, building accessibility and other disability related issues; and have statewide coordination among disability service providers and disability related organizations in order to more fully meet the needs of individuals with disabilities.

The mission of the Office of Environmental Education is to provide environmental education resources to help Louisiana citizens make informed decisions and take responsible actions in protecting, managing, and enhancing the stateís unique environment. The goals of the Office of Environmental Education are: sponsor an environmental education conference which will assist in the dissemination, development and achievement of environmental education in Louisiana; and to offer grants to educators, through the sale of Environmental Education prestige license plates, to assist them in bringing environmental education projects into their classroom. The Office of Environment Education serves as a clearinghouse on environmental education resources for educators and citizens of Louisiana.

The mission of the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) is to further the philosophy of independent living by promoting consumer control, peer support, self-help, self-determination, equal access and individual advocacy; maximizing the leadership, empowerment, independence and productivity of individuals with significant disabilities; and advocating the full integration and full inclusion of such individuals into the mainstream of American society. The goals of the Statewide Independent Living Council are: develop and sign, in conjunction with the Office of the Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS), a state plan for independent living services and centers for independent living; and to coordinate activities with the LRC and other councils which address the needs of specific disability populations and issues under federal laws.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indicators are made up of two parts: name and value. The indicator name describes what is being measured. The indicator value is the numeric value or level achieved within a given measurement period. For budgeting purposes, performance indicator values are shown for the prior fiscal year, the current fiscal year, and alternative funding scenarios (continuation budget level and Executive Budget recommendation level) for the ensuing fiscal year (the fiscal year of the budget document).

 

 

 

 

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with State General Fund, Interagency Transfers, Statutory Dedications and Federal Funds. Interagency Transfers are derived from the Coastal Wetlands Trust Fund in the Department of Natural Resources for the Office of Coastal Activities; from the Department of Education for the Louisiana Education Achievement Results Now (LEARN) Commission; from the Department of Social Services for the Statewide Independent Living Council; from the Department of Economic Development for a CODOFIL liaison; and from the Department of Social Services for the Governor's Children's Cabinet. Statutory Dedications are derived from the Oil Spill Contingency Fund, the Rural Development Fund, Classroom Based Technology Fund, and the Disability Affairs Trust Fund. (Per R.S. 39:32B. (8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each Statutory Dedicated fund.) Federal Funds are derived from the Coastal Wetlands Protection and Restoration Act, Title III of S.2244(P.L. 101-646), the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Department of Education.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$22,146,373

$41,795,347

53

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$9,820

0

 

Carry Forward BA-7 in the Governorís Office of Coastal Activities for the coastal images database project

$701,666

$6,642,102

0

 

Carry Forward BA-7 in the Governorís Office of Rural Development for various projects

$0

$775,932

0

 

Carry Forward BA-7 in the Governorís Office of Oil Spill Coordinatorís Office for contract services

$0

$5,000

0

 

Establishes Self-generated revenue in the Governorís Office of the LA Environmental Education Commission

 $0

 $0

 1

 

Increase one position in the Office of Disability Affairs 

 

 

 

 

 

$22,848,039

$49,228,201

54

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET Ė November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$100,976

$100,976

0

 

Unclassified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999-2000

$314,924

$314,924

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment

$263,000

$263,000

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($293,864)

($293,864)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($701,666)

($6,642,102)

0

 

Nonrecurring carry forward in the Governorís Office of Rural Development for various projects

$0

($775,932)

0

 

Nonrecurring carry forward in the Governorís Office of Coastal Activities for the coastal images database project

$0

($9,820)

0

 

Nonrecurring carry forward in the Governorís Office of Oil Spill Coordinatorís Office for contract services

($16,026)

($16,026)

0

 

Legislative Auditor Fees

($347)

($347)

0

 

Rent in State-owned Buildings Adjustment

$947

$947

0

 

Maintenance of State-owned Buildings Adjustment

$622

$622

0

 

UPS Fees

$0

($1,000,000)

0

Other Nonrecurring Adjustments for Rural Development Off-System Rural Bridges

$0

($400,000)

0

 

Other Nonrecurring Adjustments for Rural Development Interest Earnings

($750,000)

($750,000)

0

Other Nonrecurring Adjustments Senior Olympics Games

($150,000)

($150,000)

0

Other Nonrecurring Adjustments LA Host Games

$1,483,000

$3,790,686

0

Other Adjustments adding funding in the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinatorís Office for the base map project

$35,000

$35,000

0

Other Adjustments increasing the Governorís Mansion operating expenses to an adequate level of funding

$85,000

$85,000

2

 

Adds an Attorney and Policy Analyst position to the Governorís Office

$196,295

$196,295

0

 

Other Adjustments increasing Professional Services for the Public Systems Associates contract

 $1,087,373

 $1,087,373

 0

 

Other Adjustments increasing operating expenses and other charges to an adequate level of funding

$0

($100,494)

0

 

Other Adjustments to reduce Troops-To-Teachers funding level due to termination of federal funding for this program in September 1999

$0

$228,730

0

 

Other Adjustments for the Student/Prison-based Computer Training and Recycling Project

($8,975,213)

($8,975,213)

0

 

Other Technical Adjustments Ė Transfers out to Other Requirements, Schedule #20-XXX the general fund associated with the Rural Development Fund

 

 

 

 

 

$15,528,060

$36,217,956

56

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

($7,319,979)

($13,010,245)

2

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 73.5% of the existing operating budget. It represents 76.2% of the total request ($47,497,228) for this program. The difference in total recommended over the existing operating budget is primarily due to the transfer of the Rural Development Funding to Other Requirements and the elimination of other nonrecurring expenses.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$350,000

 

Other Professional Services for computer consulting contracts

$5,500

 

Contract services affiliated with the Governorís Mansion

 

 

 

$355,500

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$10,440,140

 

Oil Spill Coordinator (11 positions) - Funding for the Oil Spill Contingency Program for developing and implementing a state oil spill prevention and response plan

$1,333,333

 

Children's Cabinet federal grant with state match

$100,000

 

Children's Cabinet (1 position) (100% IAT) - Funding from the Department of Education for coordinating programs which affect the programs and services for children and their families

$8,975,213

 

Office of Rural Development (11 positions) (Statutory Dedications) - Funding which provides grants to rural communities

$8,900,000

 

Office of Urban Development (6 positions) (General Fund) - Funding which provides grants to associations in urban communities

$775,932

 

Governorís Office various activities

$319,820

 

Office of Coastal Activities (4 positions) (IAT and Federal) - IAT funding from the Department of Natural Resources for development of the state's coastal vegetated wetlands conservation and restoration plan

$527,740

 

Louisiana Learn Commission (2 positions) (IAT) - Funding from the Department of Education for developing policy recommendations regarding state-wide educational reform efforts

$136,467

 

Statewide Independent Living Council (2 positions) (IAT) - Funding from the Department of Social Services to develop a resource plan and offer financial support for disabled citizens

$152,525

 

Louisiana Commission on Human Rights (2 positions) (General Fund) - This funding provides for the execution of the policies embodied in the Federal Civil Rights Acts and for assurance that Louisiana has appropriate legislation prohibiting discrimination in employment and public accommodations.

$50,362

 

Troops-to-Teachers Program (3 positions) (Federal) - Recruit and place retired military personnel in teaching positions

$228,730

 

Student/Prison-based Computer Training and Recycling Project

 

 

 

$31,940,262

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$42,411

 

Transfer funding associated with existing position within the Office of Indian Affairs

$3,986

 

Office of Uniform Payroll System

$39,434

 

Rent in State-owned Buildings

$23,805

 

Maintenance of State-owned Buildings

 

 

 

$109,636

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$245,000

 

Renovations and office equipment

 

 

 

$245,000

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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