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Program A: Administration

Program Authorization: R. S. 23:4

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Administration Program is to provide leadership and management of all departmental programs; communicate departmental direction; ensure the quality of services provided; foster better relations with all stakeholders, thereby increasing awareness and use of departmental services.

The goals of the Administration Program are:

1. To provide direction and management of all departmental sub-units through effective intra-agency communication.

2. To provide adequate audit coverage to monitor and review all departmental operations, including external operations for efficiency, effectiveness, and compliance with federal and state laws and state and departmental policies and procedures in order to protect the integrity of the department and its programs.

3. To ensure that nondiscrimination and equal opportunity provisions will be effectively and efficiently implemented to ensure the fair and equitable provision of services.

4. To improve the timeliness and accurateness of responses to requests for legal assistance from department managers.

5. To facilitate and improve both the Department’s relations with employers and employer involvement in departmental activities to ensure the relevance of those activities to actual employment needs.

6. To increase public awareness, acceptance, and use of programs and services in order to match more job-seekers with more jobs to help lower the state’s unemployment rate.

The Administration Program's main activities include Executive Administration, Public Relations/Media Section, Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance, Audit and Security Division, and Legal Division.

 

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 General Fund, Fees and Self-generated Revenues and Federal Funds. The General Fund will be used to pay for the Welfare to Work Program. The Fees and Self-generated Revenues consist of monies collected as a 5% penalty (for a maximum of 5 months) and 1% per month interest assessed on employers who are delinquent of their contributions to the Unemployment Trust Fund. The money is placed in a special account in the State Treasury for costs which are not otherwise payable from Federal Funds. The Federal Funds are from indirect cost recovered from Employment Security Grants. These Federal Funds are granted to each employment security agency, under the Social Security act. Operations are in accordance with federal rules and regulations.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$550,000

$1,993,517

45

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$550,000

$1,993,517

45

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET – November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$1,055

0

 

Civil Service Fees

$0

($129,281)

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment

$2,827

$2,827

0

 

Legislative Auditor Fees

$0

($170,254)

0

 

Salary Base Adjustment

$0

($40,757)

0

 

Attrition

($250,000)

($250,000)

0

 

Other Nonrecurring Adjustments – Added during Session FY 98 for the Chronically Unemployed

($150,000)

($150,000)

0

 

Other Nonrecurring Adjustments – Added during Session FY 98 for the Opportunities Industrial Center

$0

($110,631)

0

 

Other Nonrecurring Adjustments – To eliminate pass through to New Orleans for the tobacco tax

$0

$1,581,778

0

 

Other Adjustments – Transfer of salaries based on reorganization of the department to bring funding in line with actual spending projections

$531,838

$531,838

0

 

Other Adjustments – Funding provided for final audit payment for the State of Louisiana for disallowed cost of JTPA funds

 

 

 

 

 

$684,665

$3,260,092

45

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$134,665

$1,266,575

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 164.0% of the existing operating budget. It represents 99.3% of the total request ($3,280,502) for this program. The 64% increase is due to a transfer of salaries based on reorganization of the department to bring the funding in line with actual spending projections, and funding provided for final audit payment for the State of Louisiana for disallowed cost of JTPA funds. This program does not have any positions that have been vacant for 1 year or more.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$27,472

 

Funding provided for technical training of personnel needed of Workforce Development

 

 

 

$27,472

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$37,770

 

Legislative Auditor

$531,838

 

Last of five payments to the federal government for an audit settlement payment from Vocational Education and from the Video Draw Poker Device Fund scheduled for disbursements to the City of New Orleans.

 

 

$150,000

 

Funding provided for the South Louisiana Economic Council to promote, assist and encourage Louisiana businesses with intra-state site expansions, the networking of goods and services, and with the training/retention of Louisiana workers within the state

 

 

 

$719,608

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$20,389

 

Division of Administration – Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP) for training services

 $1,055

 

Divison of Administration for personnel services 

     

$21,444

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$195,201

 

Funding provided for the following equipment: Virtual Tape System, Inserter, DASD, CPU, Upgrade, 4890 Printer, Software, Communication Controller, and thin Client Expansion

 

 

 

$195,201

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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