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Program A: Administrative

Program Authorization: R.S. 46:931

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Administrative Program in the Office of Elderly Affairs is to create a team who respects diversity and dignity of the elderly Louisianaians by developing and promoting teamwork among the staff.

The goals of the Administrative Program in the Office of Elderly Affairs are:

  1. Oversee the management of and to provide training to the staff of the Governor’s Office of Elderly Affairs and the aging network.
  2. Serve as an effective and visible advocate for the elderly of the state of Louisiana and provide leadership, direction and coordination in the delivery of services to the elderly population in Louisiana.

The Administration Program in the Office of Elderly Affairs consists of two activities: Administrative and Long Term Care

The Administrative Division executes the following:

The Accounting and Finance unit is responsible for budgets, processing vendor payments, travel reimbursements, preparing fiscal reports, preparing contracts, payroll and human resources which process new and existing employees, purchasing, property control, information systems and auditors who monitor the expenditures of funds by contractees.

The Compliance and Planning unit which evaluates the effectiveness of policy and procedures; measures compliance of agency directives; reviews and ensures compliance of state, federal and local programs which effect the elderly; manages the planning and development functions for the office and all internal control functions.

The Home and Community-Base Care unit provides administrative and technical support to individuals and organizations interested in serving the elderly. Home and Community-Based Care oversees the program administration of the Older Americans Act Title III and Title V program and the state funded senior centers.

Elder Rights unit includes programs designed to ensure the rights of vulnerable elders, such as elder abuse prevention, legal services, the State Ombudsman and others.

The mission of the Long Term Care activity is to provide assistance to Louisiana residents with long term care who do not qualify for any other federal or state care assistance and who meet all guidelines as set forth in L.R.S. 40:2802.

 

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, Fees and Self-generated Revenues and Federal Funds. Fees and Self-generated Revenues are derived from insurance recovery. Federal Funds are derived from Title III, Older Americans Act of 1965 for administrative costs.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$9,775,035

$10,205,563

62

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$20,250

$20,250

0

 

Carry forward BA-7 for the completion of a statewide study on aging programs in Louisiana

 

 

 

 

 

$9,795,285

$10,225,813

62

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET – November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$45,494

$45,494

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998-1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$45,682

$45,682

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999-2000

$15,366

$15,366

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment

$15,000

$15,000

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($42,000)

($42,000)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($20,250)

($20,250)

0

 

Nonrecurring carry forward for the completion of a statewide study on aging programs in Louisiana

($4,918)

($4,918)

0

 

Legislative Auditor Fees

$5,000

$5,000

0

 

Maintenance of State-owned Buildings

$132

$132

0

 

UPS Fees

($18,394)

($18,394)

0

 

Salary Base Adjustment

($46,213)

($46,213)

0

Attrition Adjustment

($26,774)

($26,774)

0

Salary Funding from Other Line Items

$1,913

$1,913

0

 

Civil Service Fees

$323,005

$323,005

0

 

Workload – To fund a projected shortage in the Long Term Care Assistance Program due to an increase in the number of participants

$48,970

$48,970

0

 

Other Annualizations – For positions partially funded in FY 98-99

($93,200)

($93,200)

0

 

Other Nonrecurring Adjustments – For the Task Force Elderly Study

($262,000)

($262,000)

0

 

Other Technical Adjustments – To realign program expenditures in the proper program

 

 

 

 

 

$9,782,098

$10,212,626

62

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

($13,187)

($13,187)

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 99.8% of the existing operating budget. It represents 86.0% of the total request ($11,873,579) for this program.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$55,000

 

Legal services for Elderly Protective Services

$5,100

 

Other Professional Services for consulting and maintenance of computer systems

 

 

 

$60,100

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$772,000

 

Adult Protective Services Program-Investigates cases of abuse and neglect to the elderly

$8,731

 

Legislative Auditor

$6,336,735

 

Long-Term Care Assistance Program

 

 

 

$7,117,466

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$10,237

 

Department of Civil Service, Comprehensive Public Training Program and Uniform Payroll System

$27,462

 

Maintenance of state-owned buildings

 

 

 

$37,699

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$15,000

 

Replacement of vehicle and office equipment

 

 

 

$15,000

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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