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Program A: Administration

Program Authorization: La. Constitution of 1974; Article X Part IV

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Administration Program is to provide an independent civil service system for all regularly commissioned full-time law enforcement officers employed by the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Office of State Police, or its successor, who are graduates of the State Police training academy of instruction and are vested with full state police powers, as provided by law, and persons in training to become such officers.

The goals of the Administration Program are:

1. Provide a separate merit system for the commissioned officers of Louisiana State Police.

2. Improve the appeal and discipline processes.

3. Promote effective personnel management practices for the Office of State Police.

4. Maintain an equitable and uniform pay system for all Louisiana State Police commissioned officers.

5. Enable the Office of State Police to meet its staffing needs in a timely fashion by hiring and promoting the best qualified applicants.

The Administration Program includes the following activities: Appeals, Personnel Management, Classification and Pay, and Examining.

The Appeals activity hears commissioned officers' complaints that their fundamental rights have been violated and provides decisions that are consistent with the basic tenets of the merit system, the State Police Service Article, State Police Commission rules, existing jurisprudence and equity.

The Personnel Management activity checks and enforces compliance with State Police Commission rules, and provides assistance with federal and state laws, as appropriate or designated. It reviews, develops, and implements State Police Commission rules, performs investigations, reviews contracts, reviews and accepts or denies performance appraisal programs, and issues general circulars and transmittals.

The Classification and Pay activity establishes position, recommends pay adjustments, and allocates positions.

The Examining activity tests and certifies applicants for employment by the Office of State Police.

 

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 Funds and Fees and Self-generated Revenue derived from commissioned state police officers for reimbursement of transcription services.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$346,136

$347,386

3

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$346,136

$347,386

3

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$683

$683

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment

$525

$525

0

 

Legislative Auditor Fees

($188)

($188)

0

 

Rent in State-owned Buildings

$47

$47

0

 

UPS Fees

 $30,000

 $30,000

1

 

Other Adjustments Human Resources position

$100,000

$100,000

0

 

Other Adjustments - Professional services expenses for development of a new Sergeants examination

         

$477,203

$478,453

4

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$131,067

$131,067

1

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 137.7% of the existing operating budget. It represents 96.5% of the total request ($495,329) for this program. Significant adjustments include increased funding for development of a new sergeants examination, increased funding for a new human resources position, and increased legislative auditor fees.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$30,550

 

Legal services for the Commission

$133,627

 

Testing services to provide and grade state police tests

 $100,000

 

Development of a new Sergeants Examination 

     

$264,177

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$4,103

 

Legislative Auditor expenses

 

 

 

$4,103

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$21,375

Rent in state-owned buildings

$641

 

Public Safety for postage expense

 

 

 

$22,016

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

This program does not have funding for Acquisitions and Major Repairs for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.


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