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Program D: Risk Litigation

Program Authorization: R.S. 39:1527-1544

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Risk Litigation Program in the Office of Risk Management is to payment of the Division of Risk Litigation in the Department of Justice for the costs incurred for the professional legal defense of claims made against the state.

The goal of the Risk Litigation Program in the Office of Risk Management is to sufficiently fund reimbursement of Division of Risk Litigation in the Department of Justice costs associated with defense of claims against 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

The Risk Litigation program is funded with Fees and Self-generated Revenues. Fees and Self-generated Revenues are derived from premiums billed for insurance provided by this Office and from interest earnings from the self-insurance fund. State and quasi-state entities obtain insurance through the Office of Risk Management.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$8,285,562

0

 

ACT 44 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$8,285,562

0

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET November 20, 1998

         

$0

$2,435,930

0

 

Increased services from the Attorney General's Office

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$10,721,492

0

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$0

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMEDNDATION AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 129.4% of the existing operating budget. It represents 124.6% of the total request ($8,602,062) for this program. The adjustment to this program was: Legal Defense Attorney Services provided by the Department of Justice, Division of Risk Litigation $2,435,930.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

This program does not have funding for Professional Services for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.

OTHER CHARGES

$10,721,492

 

Legal Services for expenses related to the use of the Division of Risk Litigation, Department of Justice, attorneys for the defense of tort actions against the State

 

 

 

$10,721,492

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

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


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