Program Authorization: The Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Public 93-112) as amended. R.S. 36:477 (B)
The mission of the Executive and Administrative Support Program is to provide program planning, technical assistance, and monitoring of service delivery in the following areas: Community Rehabilitation Programs, Independent Living, Vocational Rehabilitation, Personal Care Attendant, Traumatic Brain Injury, Job Placement, Quality Assurance, Sensory Impairments, Rehabilitation Technology, Contract Review and Monitoring, Fiscal Operations, Human Resource Development Services, Comprehensive System of Personnel Development, Inventory and Property Control, Interpreter Services, Telecommunication Services for the Deaf, Randolph Sheppard Services to the Blind, and Rehabilitation Cultural Diversity Initiative.
The goal of the Executive and Administrative Program is to provide effective and efficient program planning, economic deployment of resources, and the monitoring of service delivery within Rehabilitation Services to assure the successful operation of all programs throughout the state.
Rehabilitation Services is accountable to the Federal Rehabilitation Services Administration and to the State of Louisiana for rehabilitation service delivery to eligible individuals with disabilities. The Executive and Administrative Support Program tracks data relative to both fiscal and program accountability, executes changes as needed and insures on-going efficiency of services.
OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1. In FY 1998-99, Rehabilitation Services, through its Executive and Administrative Support Program, will improve interagency coordination and cooperation through 7 cooperative agreements so as to promote the successful integration of 3,200 persons with disabilities into the mainstream of society.
2. Rehabilitation Services will improve, monitor and evaluate 36 community rehabilitation programs that provide individuals with disabilities to determine appropriate and quality vocational rehabilitation services that lead to gainful employment by June 30, 1999.
3. In FY 1998-99, Rehabilitation Services will provide career training development opportunities for 515 Louisiana Rehabilitation Services staff to attend 104 training sessions.
4. Rehabilitation Services will monitor and evaluate 114 Randolph-Sheppard vending facilities for efficiency, cleanliness, adherence to health codes, service delivery and management practices on a monthly basis during FY 1998-99.
5. In FY 1998-99, Rehabilitation Services will monitor the 3 independent living centers' contracts, which provide independent living services and personal care attendant services, for efficiency and effectiveness to assist eligible individuals to live independently in their communities.
6. In FY 1998-99, Rehabilitation Services will monitor and evaluate 12 Louisiana Commission for the Deaf contracts and 9 sites for efficiency and effectiveness in order to provide for eligible individuals.
7. By June 30, 1999, Rehabilitation Services will monitor and evaluate 8 contracts for efficiency and effectiveness in order to provide meaningful services to eligible individuals.
RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM
SOURCE OF FUNDING
This program is funded with general fund, statutory dedications and federal funds. The statutory dedication is the Telecommunications for the Deaf Fund which generates its revenue from a tax levied on telephone access lines of local exchange companies operating in Louisiana. (Per R.S. 39:32B.(8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each statutory dedicated fund.) The federal funds are from: (1) Title I, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 110, and (2) the In-service Training Grant from Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 203.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 104.3% of the existing operating budget. It represents 97.6% of the total request ($3,837,835) for this program. The major changes reflected in the analysis of recommendation include: increased funding for Risk Management adjustment totaling $36,645; decreased funding for indirect cost payments to the DSS - Office of the Secretary totaling ($23,680); increased funding for all 48 recommended positions totaling $72,914; and increased funding to reflect an anticipated attrition factor of 2% totaling $8,981.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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