Program Authorization: R.S. 15:574.2-574.21; R.S. 15:821-840.2; R.S. 15:1111; R.S. 36:401-409; Hayes Williams, et al v. John McKeithen, et al CA 71-98-b (M.D. La.)
The mission of the Office of Management and Finance Program (which is under the authority of the undersecretary) is to provide the leadership, direction, and support to efficiently manage and account for the department's resources. The Office of Management and Finance program is responsible for the fiscal services, information services, food services, maintenance and construction, performance audit, training, procurement and contractual review, and human resource programs of the department. The Prison Enterprises Division is also under the authority of the undersecretary.
The goals of the Office of Management and Finance Program are:
1. Provide efficient management of resources to hold down costs where possible.
2. Ensure that the department's resources are accounted for in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
3. Provide the necessary support to all units in managing their fiscal affairs.
4. Ensure that Prison Enterprises operations meet American Correctional Association (ACA) standards.
OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1. The Office of Management and Finance will competently manage areas of responsibilities encompassing fiscal services, procurement, contract, payroll, personnel, grants and data processing management; maintenance and construction; and Prison Enterprises.
The success of this program is reflected in the success of other programs in the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Corrections Services. Performance information consistent with this program's strategic plan and with the statewide model for administration/support service programs will be reported next year. For the FY 1998-99 budget development cycle, the following performance information is reported:
· U.S. Bureau of the Census figures for FY 1995-96 (the most recent state comparisons available from the bureau) show that Louisiana's per capita state spending on corrections ($88.34) was below the national average ($103.21).
· According to Adult Correctional Systems: A Comparative Data Report Submitted to the Fiscal Affairs and Government Operations Committee , Southern Legislative Conference, Council of State Governments, Fall 1997:
Louisiana had the third lowest increase in adult corrections budgets among Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) states between FY 1987-88 and FY 1997-98. Louisiana's correction budget grew by 104.29% while the region's expenditures for corrections climbed by 174.73%.
Between FY 1992-93 and FY 1997-98, Louisiana had the fourth lowest increase in its adult corrections budget among SLC states. Louisiana's correction budget grew by 30.08% while the region's expenditures for corrections rose by 41.50%.
· According to the Criminal Justice Institute's The 1997 Corrections Yearbook:
A comparison of 52 adult correctional agency budgets (including 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the federal government) shows that the average agency's budget (including operating and capital budgets) represented 4.8% of the jurisdiction's total budget. In Louisiana, adult corrections represented 3.2% of the state's total budget.
The nationwide average total cost per inmate per day in 1996 was $54.25 in all adult agencies; Louisiana's, $35.86.
Prison Enterprises: All Prison Enterprises programs have met all appropriate American Correctional Association standards in cooperation with each audited adult correctional institution. Performance information for the Prison Enterprises Division may be found in Schedule 21.
RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM
SOURCE OF FUNDING
This program is funded with state general fund, interagency transfers, fees and self-generated revenue and federal funds. The interagency transfers are received from the following: (1) administrative cost reimbursed from the Department of Education for the school lunch program, PIPS, Title 1, Title 2, Title 6, Drug Free Schools; (2) LCLE for special projects; (3) security costs reimbursed by the Department of Transportation and Development for providing inmate road cleanup crews. The fees and self-generated revenue are derived from the following: (1) funds collected from Prison Enterprises for postage reimbursement and administrative costs; (2) funds collected from inmate banking to cover administrative cost incurred from managing the inmate banking program; (3) funds collected from telephone commissions; and (4) funds collected from Baton Rouge City Police Department for water and sewerage services at the Headquarters Complex. The federal funds are grants received from the National Institute of Corrections and the Life Skills for State and Local Prisoners Grant Program.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 68.0% of the existing operating budget. It represents 57.6% of the total request ($27,858,048) for this program. The decrease in the recommended level is primarily due to non-recurring federal grants and equipment. The personnel reduction is due to the elimination of three (3) vacant positions. The elimination of these vacant positions, along with the reduction of other expenditure categories and the attrition adjustment, are recommended to provide the necessary adjustments needed to fully fund the 125 recommended positions.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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