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Program A: Legal

Program Authorization: R.S. 32:661(C) and 668-669; R.S. 32:1519

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Legal Program in the Office of Management and Finance is to provide quality legal representation to all budget units within Public Safety Services.

The goals of the Legal Program in the Office of Management and Finance are:

  1. Timely respond to all requests for legal services.
  2. Provide adequate legal research to all entities.

The Legal Program provides assistance to all boards and commissions which are part of public Safety Services. The attorneys provide legal advice, prepare legal documents, handle litigation affecting the department, process civil service appeals, draft legislation and regulations, and assist with administrative hearings.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indictors 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, and Fees and Self-generated Revenues. The Interagency Transfers are from various Self-generated programs within the Office of State Police (charitable gaming, hazardous materials, etc.) The Self-Generated Revenues are mainly from fees and fines associated with the Office of Motor Vehicles.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$80,977

$1,198,947

11

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$80,977

$1,198,947

11

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$10,305

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 -1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$0

$5,229

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999-2000

$0

$28,460

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$0

($97,166)

0

Salary Base Adjustment

$0

$52,536

0

Other Adjustments Increased interagency transfers to the Division of Administrative Law for administrative hearings

($80,977)

$0

0

 

Means of Financing Substitution Replacing State General Fund with Motor Vehicles Fees and Self-generated Revenues

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$1,198,311

11

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDATION

 

 

 

 

 

($80,977)

($636)

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDATION AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 99.9% of the existing operating budget. It represents 76.0% of the total request ($1,576,492) for this program. The reduced General Fund is due to a means of financing substitution, replacing General Fund with Motor Vehicles Fees and Self-generated Revenues.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$28,276

 

Court reporters for production of transcripts for appeals

 

 

 

$28,276

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$3,800

 

Anticipated witness fees, filing fees, etc.

 

 

 

$3,800

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$572,819

 

Division of Administrative Law

 

 

 

$572,819

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$28,460

 

Computer Equipment

     

$28,460

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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