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Program A: Administration/Support Services

Program Authorization: R.S. 36:642D(2); R.S. 36:650-651B; R.S. 17:3021 et seq; R.S. 56:797

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Administration/Support Services Program is to provide direction and administrative support services for the agency and all student financial aid program participants.

The goals of the Administration/Support Services Program are:

  1. Provide the administrative and support services necessary to effectively and efficiently support the operating divisions of the agency.
  2. Achieve and maintain high standards of customer services.
  3. Maintain compliance and enforce statutes, regulations and directives.

The Administration/Support Services Program includes the following activities:

1. Executive Administration - Executes and enforces all decisions, orders, rules and regulations of the Louisiana Student Financial Assistance Commission (LASFAC) and the Student Tuition Assistance and Revenue Trust Authority (LATTA), and provides personnel management, legal services, policy and planning development, auditing services and technical assistance to the agency.

2. Fiscal and Administrative Services Division - Provides payroll, personnel, accounts receivable and payable, mail services, purchasing and receiving, property control, federal and state reporting, budget control and financial management.

3. Information Systems Division - Provides responsive technical support to agency divisions and the client base.

4. Customer Services Division - Provides information dissemination, marketing, and internal and external program training.

5. Legal Section - Provides legal assistance to the agency, and policy and operational research to agency divisions and the client base.

The Administration/Support Services program provides effective and efficient administration of federal and state authorized financial aid programs including scholarship, grant, tuition savings, and loan programs for students attending post secondary institutions.

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 the General Fund, Fees and Self-generated Revenues, and Federal Funds. The Fees and Self-generated Revenues are derived from seminar registration fees used to defray administrative costs of conducting informational seminars for clients. The Federal Funds are from: (1) the Guaranteed Student Loan (GSL) program's administrative costs allowance, which authorizes payments to the guaranty agency for the purpose of administrative costs related to the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP); (2) the collection cost allowance, which allows the agency to retain up to 27% of collections on defaulted student loans to be used for the administrative cost of collections, preclaims assistance, and monitoring the enrollment and repayment status of students; and (3) the guarantee fee, which provides for the collection of a single insurance premium equal to not more than 1% of the principal amount of the loan, to be used to cover costs incurred by the guaranty agency in the administration of its loan guarantee program.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$629,091

$3,108,171

55

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$629,091

$3,108,171

55

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$9,890

$39,558

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 -1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$10,293

$41,172

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999-2000

($1,721)

($13,629)

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment

$0

$188,004

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$0

($199,988)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$11,978

$11,978

0

 

Legislative Auditor Fees

$0

($1,963)

0

 

Rent in State-owned Buildings

$407

$407

0

 

UPS Fees

$1,817

$1,817

0

Civil Service Fees

$0

$72,192

1

 

Workload 1 additional finance position

$0

$79,161

2

 

Transfer 2 positions from Loan Operations to Administrative Program

 

 

 

 

 

$663,442

$3,326,880

58

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$34,351

$218,709

3

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 107.0% of the existing operating budget. It represents 88.0% of the total request ($3,761,166) for this program. The increase in the operating budget is due to a workload adjustment and a technical adjustment.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$7,000

 

Out-of-state default litigation costs

$3,628

 

Professional honoraria for guest speakers at various workshops

$1,000

 

Deaf interpreter services

 

 

 

$11,628

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$27,840

 

Legislative Auditor expenses

 

 

 

$27,840

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$238,435

 

Division of Administration - Rent in state-owned buildings

$3,657

 

Division of Administration - Uniform Payroll System

$2,390

 

Division of Administration - State Register

$947

 

Division of Administration - Comprehensive Public Training Program

$27,296

 

Louisiana Educational Television Authority - Training Videos

$4,515

 

Department of Civil Service - Service fees

$2,250

 

Workload Adjustment

 

 

 

$279,490

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$188,004

 

New P300 Computers

 

 

 

$188,004

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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