Program Authorization: La. Constitution, Article IV, Sections 1(A), 6, and 15; R.S. 49:202; R.S. 49:202 1; Act 124 of 1986 Regular Legislative Session; and Act 13 of 1986 Special Legislative Session
The mission of the Administrative Program of the Office of the Lieutenant Governor is to support communications and working relations with the Office of the Governor in an effort to maintain a working knowledge of governmental issues and activities, and to facilitate management of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism and the Office of Lieutenant Governor Grants Program.
The goals of the Administration Program are:
1. Promote and participate in active communication and working relations with the Office of the Governor to maintain up-to-date knowledge of governmental issues and activities.
2. Seek opportunities to enhance programs and initiatives of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism through management support and personal appearances by the Lieutenant Governor.
3. Seek opportunities to enhance programs supported by grants and appropriations issued through the Office of Lieutenant Governor Grants Program.
As set forth by the State Constitution, the lieutenant governor serves as governor in the event of a vacancy in the Office of the Governor or the inability of the governor to act as such. To ensure transition and preparedness, the Lieutenant Governor serves as ex-officio member of each committee, board, and commission on which the governor serves, and exercises any powers delegated to her by the Governor in the performance of her duties. Specifically, the lieutenant governor serves on economic development boards, such as the Board of Commerce and Industry and the Tourism Development Commission; on governmental finance boards, such as the State Bond Commission and the Interim Emergency Board; and the State Ethics Commission and the State Board of Election Supervisors.
Act 124 of the 1986 Regular Session placed the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in the Office of the Lieutenant Governor. Under this authority, the Lieutenant Governor appoints its secretary, undersecretary, assistant secretaries for Cultural Development, Parks, Film and Video, and Tourism. The lieutenant governor has de facto authority over the policies for the department. Act 133 of the 1986 Special Legislative Session gives the lieutenant governor the title of commissioner of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. As commissioner, the Lieutenant Governor is responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of programs and policies for the department. The lieutenant governor promotes and publicizes the programs and services of the department.
OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATOR
The Administration Program provides management and oversight to the agency. The success of this program is reflected in the success of other programs in the agency. Performance information consistent with this program's strategic plan and the statewide model for administrative/support programs will be reported next year. For FY 1998-99, program objectives and performance indictors include:
1. The Administration Program provides leadership to the Department of Recreation, Culture and Tourism. The success of this program is reflected in the success of the other programs in the Department. Performance information consistent with this program's strategic plan and with the statewide model for administration/support service programs will be reported next year.
As commissioner of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, the Lieutenant Governor directs the secretary of that department to ensure that the goals and objectives set forth by various department programs are achieved. The effectiveness of the Administration Program of the Office of Lieutenant Governor may be gauged by the performance of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. (See Section 06 - Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.)
RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM
SOURCE OF FUNDING
This program is funded with state general fund and a statutory dedication from the New Orleans Area Tourism and Economic Development Fund. (Per R.S. 39:32B.(8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each statutory dedicated fund.)
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 101.5% of the existing operating budget. It represents 99.3% of the total request ($1,018,547) for this program. The net increase in funding is due to a reduction in the retirement rate, decreased risk management premiums, an increase for legislative auditor charges, and increased funding to provide for car lease payments to the Office of State Police and salary adjustments for unclassified personnel.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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