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Program A: Administration

Program Authorization: La. Constitution, Article IV, Sec. 12; R.S. 36:661; R.S. 18:16-21; R.S. 18:31; R.S. 18:51-64; and R.S. 18:1400.2-1400.6

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Administration Program is to provide support services for the commissioner and his immediate staff, the offices of the Department of Elections and Registration, and the offices of the parish registrars of voters.

The goals of the Administration Program are:

  1. Ensure that the laws under the jurisdiction of the department, relating to the conduct of elections and voter registration, are faithfully administered and executed.
  2. Ensure that all departmental functions are carried out in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.
  3. Provide election officials, candidates for elections, and the general public with information relating to election laws and procedures and voter registration.
  4. Provide administrative support to all programs within the department.

The Administration Program provides executive and the administrative support functions of the Department of Elections and Registration. This includes research, purchasing, personnel, payroll, accounting, fleet and facility management, and property control; the program directs and supports all other programs under the jurisdiction of the department. The Administration Program includes the following activities: Commissioner's Office and Business Affairs.

The success of the Administration Program is reflected in the success of the other programs in the department and demonstrated in the nearly perfect record of successful elections held in Louisiana.

 

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.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$1,176,899

$1,176,899

15

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$1,176,899

$1,176,899

15

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$17,438

$17,438

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$9,188

$9,188

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 2000

$111,179

$111,179

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment

$1,283

$1,283

0

 

Legislative Auditor Fees

$719

$719

0

 

UPS Fees

($15,700)

($15,700)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment

($9,597)

($9,597)

0

Salary Funding from Other Line Items

$2,945

$2,945

0

 

Civil Service Fees

($41,500)

($41,500)

0

 

Other Adjustments Elimination of the Annual Voting Accessibility Reviews, with anticipated renewals every third or fourth year

 

 

 

 

 

$1,252,854

$1,252,854

15

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$75,955

$75,955

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 106.2% of the existing operating budget. It represents 99.9% of the total request ($1,253,399) for this program. The net increase in funding for this program is due primarily to an adjustment for risk management premiums and the elimination of funding for an annual accessibility survey of polling places relative to the elderly and handicapped.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

This program does not have funding for Professional Services for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.

OTHER CHARGES

$41,359

 

Legislative Auditor

 

 

 

$41,359

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$13,851

 

Uniform Payroll System

$13,140

 

Department of Civil Service

 

 

 

$26,991

 

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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