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Program A: Administrative

Program Authorization: La. Revised Statutes, Title 29, Sections 251-262, as Amended

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$855,587

$855,587

13

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$855,587

$855,587

13

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$5,360

$5,360

0

 

Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustment(s) (Replacement/New: +$5,360)

$5,758

$5,758

0

 

Annualization of 1997 -'98 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$7,039

$7,039

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

($323)

($323)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

($2,764)

($2,764)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

$346

$346

0

 

Adjustment(s) for Civil Service, Training and Other Statewide Interagency Transfer Activities

($26,942)

($26,942)

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment(s)

$1,709

$1,709

0

 

Rent in State-owned Buildings Adjustment(s)

$2,559

$2,559

0

 

UPS Fees

$455

$455

0

 

Legislative Auditor Fees

$0

$0

(1)

 

Realign positions between programs to correct authorized positions

 

 

 

 

 

$848,784

$848,784

12

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

($6,803)

($6,803)

(1)

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

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.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

This program does not have funding for Professional Services for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.

OTHER CHARGES

$4,453

 

Legislative Auditor

 

 

 

$4,453

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$15,163

 

Department of Civil Service, Comprehensive Public Training Program and Office of Uniform Payroll System

$102,017

 

Rent in State-owned buildings

 

 

 

$117,180

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$35,456

 

Replacement of computer and office equipment

 

 

 

$35,456

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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