Program Authorization: La. Revised Statutes, Title 29, Sections 251-262, as Amended
The mission of the Administrative Program is to provide organization, coordination, and administrative direction and support for all activities within this department.
The goals of the Administrative Program are:
1.Provide assistance to the Department of Veterans Affairs and its service programs.
2. Sustain the most qualified administrative and support personnel.
3. Provide training to carry out the most efficient and cost effective operation within the offices of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
The Administrative Program provides leadership to the Department of Veterans Affairs. The success of this program is reflected in the success of the other programs in the office. Performance information consistent with this program's strategic plan and with the statewide model for administration/support service programs will be reported next year.
1. In FY 1998-99, the Administrative Program will provide services to 378,140 veterans, provide assistance and support to its Contact Division in locating veterans and the widows of veterans to insure they receive entitled benefits, and work closely with VA counselors in the parishes to ensure that military bonus payments are made known to World War II Merchant Marine Veterans.
1 Estimated based on available first quarter data.
RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM
SOURCE OF FUNDING
This program is funded from the state general fund.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 99.2% of the existing operating budget. It represents 82.5% of the total request ($1,028,208) for this program. The net decrease in this program from existing operating budget is primarily due to the risk management premium adjustment and the transfer of one (1) position to the Claims program.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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