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Program A: Administrative

Program Authorization: La. Constitution, Article IV, Sections 1(A), 6, and 15; R.S. 49:202; R.S. 49:202 1; Act 124 of 1986 Regular Legislative Session; and Act 13 of 1986 Special Legislative Session

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Administrative Program of the Office of the Lieutenant Governor is two-fold: 1) to prepare the Lieutenant Governor to serve as Governor; and 2) to serve as Commissioner of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.

The goals of the Administration Program are:

1. To be prepared to serve as governor in the event of a vacancy of the Office of the Governor or the inability of the governor to act as such.

2. To expand the awareness of and access to the programs of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.

As set forth by the State Constitution, the lieutenant governor serves as governor in the event of a vacancy in the Office of the Governor or the inability of the governor to act as such. To ensure transition and preparedness, the Lieutenant Governor serves as ex-officio member of each committee, board, and commission on which the governor serves, and exercises any powers delegated to her by the Governor in the performance of her duties. Specifically, the lieutenant governor serves on economic development boards, such as the Board of Commerce and Industry and the Tourism Development Commission; on governmental finance boards, such as the State Bond Commission and the Interim Emergency Board; and the State Ethics Commission and the State Board of Election Supervisors.

Act 124 of the 1986 Regular Session placed the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in the Office of the Lieutenant Governor. Under this authority, the Lieutenant Governor appoints its secretary, undersecretary, assistant secretaries for Cultural Development, Parks, Film and Video, and Tourism. The lieutenant governor has de facto authority over the policies for the department. Act 133 of the 1986 Special Legislative Session gives the lieutenant governor the title of commissioner of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. As commissioner, the Lieutenant Governor is responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of programs and policies for the department. The lieutenant governor promotes and publicizes the programs and services of the department.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATOR

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).

The Administration Program provides management and oversight to the agency. The success of this program is reflected in the success of other programs in the agency. Performance information consistent with this program's strategic plan and the statewide model for administrative/support programs will be reported next year. For FY 1998-99, program objectives and performance indictors include:

 

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with State General Fund and Statutory Dedications from the New Orleans Area Tourism and Economic Development Fund which was created by Act 1423 of 1997. (Per R.S. 39:32B.(8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each Statutory Dedicated Fund.) Federal Funds are received from the Corporation for National Services in Washington, D.C.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$562,207

$2,062,207

7

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$1,546

$376,546

0

 

Carry forward for the purchase of two desks ($1,546) which could not be delivered prior to June 30, 1998 and $375,000 of Act 1423 New Orleans Area Tourism and Economic Development Funds for completion of a contractual payment to the New Orleans Visitor and Information Center for maintenance and operating expenses

 

 

 

 

 

$563,753

$2,438,753

7

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$29,063

$29,063

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$11,204

$11,204

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 - 2000

$2,343

$2,343

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment

$5,692

$5,692

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$171

$171

0

 

Civil Service Fees

($1,546)

($376,546)

0

 

Nonrecurring carry forward for the purchase of two desks which could not be delivered prior to June 30, 1998 and $375,000 of Act 1423 New Orleans Area Tourism and Economic Development Fund for completion of a contractual payment to the New Orleans Visitor and Information Center for maintenance and operating expenses

$458

$458

0

 

Legislative Auditor Fees

 

 

 

 

 

$611,138

$2,111,138

7

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$47,385

($327,615)

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 86.6% of the existing operating budget. It represents 97.9% of the total request ($2,154,354) for this program. The decrease in funding is due to a nonrecurring adjustment for the purchase of two desks which could not be delivered prior to June 30, 1998 and $375,000 of Act 1423 New Orleans Area Tourism and Economic Development Fund for completion of a contractual payment to the New Orleans Visitor and Information Center for maintenance and operating expenses. This program does not have any positions which have been vacant for one (1) year or more.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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

OTHER CHARGES

$14,313

 

Legislative Auditor

$500,000

 

Funding for the New Orleans Visitor and Information Center from proceeds of the New Orleans Area Tourism and Development Fund as authorized by Act 1423 of 1997. These funds for the operating expenses of the New Orleans Visitor and Information Center.

$1,050,000

 

America Reads federal grant funds for administering national service programs in Louisiana

 

 

 

$1,564,771

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$386

 

Funding to the Office of Uniform Payroll System

$10,800

 

Administrative costs to the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism

$428

 

Comprehensive Public Training Program

$171

 

Civil Service for personnel services

 

 

 

$11,785

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

 

 

 

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$1,200

 

Treatment and cleaning of the carpet in the Lt. Governor's Office

$4,492

 

Replace 1 printer and purchase 3 bookshelves and 8 window treatments (blinds)

     

$5,692

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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