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Program A: Administrative

Program Authorization: Act 1 of 1997; R.S. 23:71-76; R.S. 23:2021-2024; R.S.17:3931; R.S. 36:4(B)(4)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Administrative Program is to enhance workforce development and literacy efforts in the state.

The goals of the Administrative Program are:

1. Workforce Development - Transform the current approaches to job training programs into a unified and coordinated system that meets customer needs and produces a world class workforce.

2. School-to-Work - Develop and support local, regional, and state capacity to create an effective system that ensures students move successfully into the workplace, pursue further learning and lead productive personal lives.

3. Adult Literacy - Coordinate literacy efforts thereby increasing the number of persons served so that all citizens will possess the ability to use printed and written information.

4. HIPPY - Promote parent involvement in the development of preschool readiness skills for at-risk preschoolers. This activity has been moved to the Department of Education beginning FY 1998-99.

The Administrative Program includes the following activities: Administration and Grants.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1. The Administrative Program, in conjunction with the Workforce Development Commission, will develop a strategic plan to unify and coordinate workforce education and training programs in FY 1998-99.

2. The Administrative Program, in conjunction with the Workforce Development Commission, will create the consumer information component and the scorecard component of the Occupational Information System by FY 1998-99.

3. The Administrative Program, in conjunction with the Governor's School-to-Work Council, will develop a School-to-Work handbook for use by regional partnerships in FY 1998-99.

4. The Administrative Program, in conjunction with the Governor's School-to-Work staff, will distribute federal School-to-Work funds to all 9 regional partnerships in accordance with federal guidelines and state School-to-Work policies during FY 1998-99.

5. The Administrative Program, through the State Literacy Resource Center, will provide workshops for a minimum of 300 practitioners in FY 1998-99.

6. The Administrative Program, through the State Literacy Resource Center, will maintain a web site of resources for adult education and literacy providers and learners that will receive an average of 400 hits per month in FY 1998-99.

7. The Administrative Program, in conjunction with the Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY), will increase the number of parents/families served by 10% in FY 1998-99.

8. The Administrative Program, in conjunction with the Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY), will exceed the HIPPY USA average family retention rate of 85% in FY 1998-99.

9. The Administrative Program, in conjunction with the Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY), will provide that 95% of HIPPY children from poor or working poor families will successfully complete kindergarten in FY 1998-99.

10. The Administrative Program, in conjunction with the Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY), will enhance service to families by increasing linkages by 10% a year between HIPPY programs and other early childhood of family focused services as measured by funding reports and through local advisory council membership in FY 1998-99.

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with interagency transfers and federal funds. Interagency transfers are received from the Department of Labor (JTPA funds). In FY 96-97, Statutory Dedications were derived from the Casino Gaming Proceeds Fund, but is not recommended in FY 98-99. (Per R.S. 39:32B. (8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each statutory dedicated fund.) Federal funds are derived from a grant award from the United States Department of Education, Adult Education and State Literacy Resource Centers.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$12,025,158

14

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$2,196,636

0

 

Carryforward of interagency transfer funds received from the Department of Labor for Workforce Development and federal funds for the School to Work partnerships

$0

$78,392

0

 

BA-7 for Americorps grant related to the Home Instruction for Preschool Youngsters "HIPPY" program

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$14,300,186

14

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$0

($2,196,636)

0

 

Non-Recurring Carryforward for funds related to Workforce Development and School to Work partnerships

$0

($64,695)

0

 

Non-Recurring interagency transfer funding for the Home Instruction for Preschool Youngsters "HIPPY" program from the Department of Education

$0

($130,846)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

$0

($207)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

$0

$1,091

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment(s)

$0

$196

0

 

UPS Fees

$0

($4,695)

0

 

Reduction in Administrative costs

$0

($78,588)

(1)

 

Transfer funding associated with the Home Instruction for Preschool Youngsters "HIPPY" program to the Department of Education

$0

$50,000

0

 

Increase funding to allow for receipt of Workforce Development grant from the Department of Labor

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$11,875,806

13

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$0

($2,424,380)

(1)

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 83.0% of the existing operating budget. It represents 74.9% of the total request ($15,835,000) for this program. The net reduction in this program is primarily due to non-recurring carryforwards for Workforce Development and School to Work partnerships.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$70,000

 

School-To-Work public relations contracts to increase participation and public utilization of occupational information system

$60,000

 

School-To-Work consulting contracts to develop and implement the School-To-Work program evaluation system

$247,000

 

School-To-Work consulting contracts for development and implementation of in-service field training, technical assistance, and special initiatives for School-To-Work program

$50,000

 

Workforce Development consulting fees for economists, workforce development specialists and data systems specialists required for development of the occupational information and occupational forecasting systems

$50,000

 

Workforce Development public relations contracts to increase School-To-Work participation and public utilization of occupational information system

 

 

 

$477,000

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$9,709,428

 

School-To-Work subgrant distributions to regional/local School-To-Work partnerships

$80,000

 

School-To-Work competitive grants for Industry Career Cluster initiative

$37,500

 

School-To-Work distributions to labor organizations to increase development, awareness and participation in apprenticeship training

 

 

 

$9,826,928

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$100,000

 

School-To-Work transfers to the Department of Labor to fund collaborative effort with JTPA programs to develop out-of-school youth models linking school and work

$200,000

 

School-To-Work grant to the Department of Education for program coordination and technical assistance in development of articulation between secondary and post-secondary education and the workplace, creation of staff training programs, and develop student training to incorporate industry skill standards in program content

$165,000

 

School-To-Work transfer to the Board of Regents and higher education institutions for research and development of "best practices" to incorporate in teacher education programs that prepare teachers for School-To-Work participation

$37,500

 

School-To-Work transfer to Department of Corrections to develop a School-To-Work model of workforce preparation for incarcerated youth

$100,000

 

School-To-Work transfer to the Department of Labor for development of occupation information system, enhancement of data collection and benchmarking, to provide technical assistance, staff development and Internet linking for dissemination of occupational data

$276

 

Office of Uniform Payroll System and Office of Information Services

 

 

 

$602,776

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

This program does not have funding for Acquisitions and Major Repairs for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.


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