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Program F: Job Training Program

Program Authorization: R.S. 23:1

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Job Training Program is to administer the Job Training Partnership Act Program and the Welfare-to-Work Program which prepare youth and adults and dislocated workers facing serious barriers to employment for participation in the labor force. It is also the mission of this program to provide job training and related services that facilitate the placement of hard-to-employ welfare recipients into employment opportunities, and to provide the necessary supportive services that leads transition to lasting unsubsidized employment and self-sufficiency.

The goal of the Job Training Program is to provide increased employment and earnings, increased educational and occupational skills, and decreased welfare dependency, thereby improving the quality of the workforce and enhancing the productivity and competitiveness of the State.

 

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 and Federal Funds under the provisions of Federal Public Law - 300. The General Fund is used as matching funds for the Welfare to Work Grant. The Federal Funds are granted for the purpose of providing job training and employment opportunities for the economically disadvantaged, unemployed, dislocated and elderly workers of the state and for the Welfare to Work Program. Approximately 90% of these funds are mandated by law to be passed through to local service delivery areas.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$1,975,612

$109,538,116

43

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$1,975,612

$109,538,116

43

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET – November 20, 1998

       

$0

$11,153

0

 

Rent in State-owned Buildings

$0

($5,599)

0

 

Maintenance of State-owned Buildings

$0

($203,833)

0

 

Salary Base Adjustment

$0

(42,895)

0

 

Attrition

$0

($198,320)

0

 

Other Nonrecurring Adjustments – For an Interagency Agreement sent to the Office of the Governor for the Office of Lifelong Learning

$0

($1,000,000)

0

 

Other Nonrecurring Adjustments – For an Interagency Agreement from the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for a fisherman training fund added during Session of 1998

$0

($399,134)

0

 

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

 $1,842,722

 $23,955,384

 0

 

New and Expanded funding to provide for the second grant allocation of the Welfare to Work program. This program provides employment and training opportunities for welfare clients in a particular job field that is best suitable for their needs. However, before the Department of Labor can expend these funds a plan for expenditure must be approved by the commissioner of administration and the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget. 

         

$3,818,334

$131,654,872

43

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$1,842,722

$22,116,756

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 120.0% of the existing operating budget. It represents 122.2% of the total request ($107,739,453) for this program. The 20% increase is primarily due the second grant funding being provided for the Welfare to Work program. However, these funds cannot be expended until a plan of expenditure has been approved by the Commissioner of Administration and the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget. This program does not have any positions which have been vacant for 1 year or more.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$6,093

 

Accounting/Auditing services for Employment Security Grants as required by federal regulations

     

$6,093

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$100,000

 

Department of Civil Service – for personnel services

$11,520

 

Division of Administration – Office of Information Services for modems and circuits

$1,889,046

 

Aid to State and Local Agencies

$73,000,446

 

Job Training Partnership Act – Provides for the establishment of programs to provide for training of economically disadvantaged, adults, youths, older workers and dislocated workers, etc. The estimated funds will be distributed as follows: St. Bernard Consortium ($3,062,811); Jefferson Parish ($4,499,468); City of New Orleans ($9,574,520); Tangipahoa Consortium ($8,223,933); East Baton Rouge Parish ($5,265,576); Lafourche Consortium ($2,697,630) ; St. Charles Parish Consortium ($2,271,511); St. Landry Consortium ($7,074,372); Lafayette Parish ($1,600,632); Vernon Consortium ($1,878,027); Calcasieu Parish Consortium ($3,221,980); LaSalle Consortium ($3,267,536); Rapides Parish ($2,124,980); DeSoto Consortium ($6,218,404); City of Shreveport ($3,984,404); Ouachita Parish ($2,597,389); Union Parish Consortium ($2,284,336); and Franklin Consortium ($3,152,937).

$43,858,726

 

This funding provides for the first and second grants for the Welfare to Work Program – This program provides employment and training opportunities for welfare clients in a particular job field that is best suitable for their needs. However, before the department can expend the second grant a plan for expenditure must be approved by the Commissioner of Administration and the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget.

     

$118,860,548

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

     

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

     

$110,000

 

Northeast Louisiana University for the Older Worker Training Program

 $2,000,000

 

Office of Women’s Services for Dislocated Worker Program Title III 

$5,235,261

 

Department of Education for 2.1 Title 2A (8% money) $2,010,000, $265,000 Title II 2C and remainder for Title III $2.960,261

$42,334

 

Maintenance in State-owned Buildings

$1,614,412

 

Funding will be distributed between the Governor’s Office of Women’s Services and Sydney N. Collier Vo-Technical College

     

$9,002,007

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$609,347

 

Funding provided for the following equipment: Virtual Tape System, Inserter, DASD, CPU Upgrade, 4890 Printer, Software, Communication Controller, and thin Client Expansion and year 2000 compliance

 

 

 

$609,347

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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