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Program D: Office of Animal Health Services

Program Authorization: R.S. 36:628(E)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Office of Animal Health Services Program is to protect the public supply of meat and meat products, eggs, fish and fish products, fresh produce and grains; control and eradicate infectious diseases of animals and poultry; and ensure the quality and condition of fresh produce and grain commodities. The program also works to control and eradicate infectious diseases of animals. The goal of this program is to maintain a safe and healthful food supply for the people of Louisiana, while simultaneously protecting and safeguarding the producers of these products. The program inspects and grades food products, controls livestock diseases and tracks ownership of livestock through a branding activity. The activities of this program are: Administrative, Federal/State Meat Program, Poultry and Egg Inspection, Fruits and Vegetables Inspection, Livestock Disease Prevention, and Livestock Theft Prevention.

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. The Fees and Self-generated Revenues are generated from: (1) grading fees assessed on meat, meat products, fish and fish products; (2) a fee of $2.00/calfhood vaccination at auction markets; and (3) a fee of $250 for application of a charter. Federal Funds are the result of: (1) Federally funded Livestock Sanitary Board Program; (2) reimbursement from the USDA for grading and certification of meat and meat products; and (3) reimbursement from the U.S. Department of Commerce for certification of fish and fish products.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$6,564,522

$10,017,075

192

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$37,194

$37,194

0

 

Carry forward of BA-7 approved for vehicles ordered timely, but not received until after June 30, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$6,601,716

$10,054,269

192

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$142,166

$142,166

0

Annualization of FY 1998 1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$129,795

$129,795

0

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 2000

$132,504

$160,849

0

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($120,780)

($120,780)

0

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($37,194)

($37,194)

0

Nonrecurring carry forward

($157,724)

($157,724)

0

Attrition Adjustment

($58,651)

($58,651)

(2)

Personnel Reductions

($70,339)

($70,339)

0

Salary Funding from Other Line Items

 

 

 

 

 

$6,561,493

$10,042,391

190

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

($40,223)

($11,878)

(2)

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

 

 

 

 

 

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 100.1% of the existing operating budget. It represents 81.9% of the total request ($12,264,111) for this program.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$167,000

 

Legal services for attorneys to represent the department in all legal proceedings

$204,927

 

Auction Market Veterinarians for writing health certificates, vaccinating and testing cattle

 

 

 

$371,927

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$744,571

 

LSU School of Veterinary Medicine for diagnostic lab services

$80,050

 

Cooperative agreement with the US Department of Agriculture relating to the Federal-State Grading Program

$12,000

 

Cooperative agreement with the US Department of Agriculture relating to the Federal-State Supervisor

 

 

 

$836,621

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$6,168

 

Department of Civil Service

$2,592

 

Office of Uniform Payroll System

$41,705

 

Office of Information Services

$4,793

 

Department of Treasury

 

 

 

$55,258

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$142,849

Replacement of seven vehicles with over 100,000 miles

$18,000

 

Replacement of an utility vehicle

 

 

 

$160,849

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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