Program Authorization: Act 786 of 1978
The mission of the Executive Administration and General Support Program is to provide direction, coordination and monitoring of the office's programs and to provide a variety of managerial and specialized support services.
The goals of the Executive Administration and General Support Program are:
1. Develop, promote and implement policies and mandates.
2. Provide technical and administrative support.
3. Utilize material and human resources in the most efficient and effective manner.
The Executive Administration and General Support Program is responsible for providing administrative, managerial and specialized support services necessary for the effective and efficient administration of the operating programs. Services are provided by the following sections:
Human Resources - Manages the personnel of the office in accordance with all State and departmental rules and regulations.
Budget - Improves the capability of the Office of Family Support to plan and budget for its numerous programs and serves delivery sites.
Training - Provides and coordinates necessary training to OFS staff statewide.
Business Services - Provides coordination of the daily operations necessary to maintain offices including state vehicle coordination, obtaining necessary telephone systems, and coordination of risk management coverage, and property control.
Planning and Policy Formulation - Provides a system of policy development, approval and issuance which assures that OFS programs are operated in compliance with mandated federal and state guidelines, and to monitor legislation and coordinate the preparation of required analyses of pending legislation.
Inquiry - Provides a system for responding on behalf of the Assistant Secretary to visitors, telephone calls and correspondence by providing information ranging from general program requirements to specific in-depth case reports.
Fraud and Recovery - Prevents, detects and investigates suspected fraud by recipients, employees or providers of services and recover fraudulently obtained benefits.
Quality Control - Determines through a system of randomized case review the percentage of those recipients whose eligibility and or benefits have not been correctly determined.
Central Files - Provides a system to efficiently maintain and house all departmental files.
OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1. The Office of Family Support, through its Executive Administration and General Support Program, will direct, coordinate, monitor and control the diverse operations of agency programs for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 1999.
RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM
SOURCE OF FUNDING
This program is funded with general fund, interagency transfers, self-generated revenues, statutory dedications, and federal funds. The interagency transfers are from: (1) agencies within the Department of Social Services for joint and shared costs, and (2) the Department of Health and Hospitals for joint and shared costs for Medicaid services. The self-generated revenues are from: (1) Title IV-D Child Support Enforcement collections, and (2) various other collections including the state share of recoveries, recoupments, refunds and Child Support Collections or fees. The statutory dedications are derived from the Fraud Recovery Fund. (Per R.S. 39:32B.(8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each statutory dedicated fund.) The federal funds are derived from the following: (1) Social Security Act, Title IV-D, Support Enforcement, (2) Food Stamp Act of 1977 (P.L. 95-113), (3) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Grant, (4) Child Care Block Grant, (5) Refugee Resettlement Act of 1980 (P.L. 212), (6) Social Security Act - Disabilities Determinations, and (7) U.S. Citizen Repatriation (P.L. 86-571 and Section 1113 of the Social Security Act).
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 100.2% of the existing operating budget. It represents 93.9% of the total request ($31,956,446) for this program. The major changes reflected in the analysis of recommendation include: decreased funding for Indirect Cost payments to the DSS - Office of the Secretary totaling $325,343; increased funding for Risk Management premiums totaling $221,476; decreased funding for nonrecurring Fraud Computer system purchase totaling $100,000; increased funding for all 155 recommended positions totaling $153,636; and increased funding to reflect an anticipated attrition factor of 3.5% totaling $251,501.
Legal services for state share to litigate class action and individual suits against Federal agencies; presently engaged in class and individual actions regarding quality control error rate sanctions against the U.S. Department of Agriculture
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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