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Program A: Administrative

Program Authorization: Act 1 of 1997; R.S. 23:71-76; R.S. 23:2021-2024; R.S.17:3931; R.S. 36:4(B)(4)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Administrative Program in the Office of Lifelong Learning is to improve the economy and quality of life in Louisiana by enhancing the workforce development system of the state.

The goal of the Administrative Program in the Office of Lifelong Learning is to create a workforce development system that will effectively serve Louisiana’s citizens in finding and maintaining productive employment and will build a world-class workforce to meet the needs of the business and industry of the state.

The Administrative Program of the Office of Lifelong Learning has two activities: Workforce Development and School-to-Work.

The goals of the Workforce Development Program, in support of the Louisiana Workforce Development Commission, are:

  1. Provide policy makers, businesses and consumers with information on available employment and training opportunities, in a user-friendly format, which will be available on the worldwide web.
  2. To enable policy makers, businesses and consumers to make decisions about training program based upon objective factual performance data, including data on the future job market.
  3. Coordinate the delivery of workforce development services, thereby eliminating duplication.
  4. Ensure that state and federally funded workforce programs are performance-based and that they address the goals of the Workforce Development Commission.

The goals of the School-to-Work Program, in support of the Governor’s Council on School-to-Work, are as follows:

  1. Ensure that adults will be able to support and assist youth to become lifelong learners.
  2. Build upon local, regional and statewide ownership.
  3. Increase student awareness of linkage between education, training and work.

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, Fees and Self-generated revenue, Statutory Dedications and Federal Funds. Interagency Transfers are derived from the Department of Labor for Workforce Commission activities. Fees and Self-generated revenue was derived from Americorp funding. Statutory Dedications are derived from the Community and Technical Colleges Investment 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 Federal School-to-Work grants.

 

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$12,875,806

13

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$12,875,806

13

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$1,905

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment

$0

$180

0

 

UPS Fees

$0

($16,030)

0

Salary Base Adjustment

$0

($4,835,325)

0

Other Nonrecurring Adjustments - For the reduction of expended funds in the Community and Technical College Investment Fund and the reduction of federal School to Work grant

$0

($481)

0

Other Adjustments - To eliminate non-recurring funds for Workforce Development activities

 $600,000

$0

0

 

Means of Financing Substitution(s) – Replace Interagency Transfers with State General Fund due to the elimination of funding received from the Department of Labor due to federal budget cuts

         

$600,000

$8,026,055

13

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$600,000

($4,849,751)

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 62.3% of the existing operating budget. It represents 72.7% of the total request ($11,040,000) for this program. The net reduction in this program is primarily due to nonrecurring federal funds received from school-to-work grants.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$45,000

 

School-To-Work public consultant contracts for in-service field training, technical assistance, and staff development

$40,000

 

School-To-Work consulting contracts to develop School-To-Work informational literature

$16,420

 

School-To-Work contracts for development and production of public awareness and outreach materials

$64,000

 

Workforce Development consulting fees for economists, workforce development specialists and data systems specialists required for development of the occupational information and occupational forecasting systems

$24,280

 

Workforce Development public relations contracts to increase School-To-Work participation and public utilization of occupational information system

 

 

 

$189,700

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$5,909,815

 

School-To-Work sub-grant distributions to regional/local School-To-Work partnerships

 

 

 

$5,909,815

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$45,000

 

School-To-Work transfer to the University of New Orleans for a statewide evaluation of system distributions

$143,371

 

School-To-Work transfers to the Department of Labor to fund collaborative effort with JTPA programs to develop out-of-school youth models linking school and work

$243,367

 

School-To-Work grant to the Department of Education for program coordination and technical assistance in development of articulation between secondary and post-secondary education and the workplace, creation of staff training programs, and develop student training to incorporate industry skill standards in program content

$208,367

 

School-To-Work transfer to the Board of Regents and higher education institutions for research and development of "best practices" to incorporate in teacher education programs that prepare teachers for School-To-Work participation

$80,867

 

School-To-Work transfer to Department of Corrections to develop a School-To-Work model of workforce preparation for incarcerated youth

$143,367

 

School-To-Work transfer to the Department of Labor for development of occupation information system, enhancement of data collection and benchmarking, to provide technical assistance, staff development and Internet linking for dissemination of occupational data

$456

 

Office of Uniform Payroll System and Office of Information Services

 

 

 

$864,795

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

This program does not have funding for Acquisitions and Major Repairs for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.


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