The mission of the Office of Secretary is to provide leadership, direction and support to its program directors. The Office of the Secretary is composed of four programs. These programs are: Executive, Management and Finance, Energy Conservation, and Home Energy Efficiency Fund. The goals of the department are consistent with the respective goals of its programs. They are:
1. Executive: To ensure that the operations of the Department of Natural Resources are conducted in the best interests of the State of Louisiana.
2. Management and Finance: To provide services to the Department of Natural Resources which properly supports all of the other programs within the department.
3. Energy Conservation: To reduce the wasteful consumption of energy resources in the State of Louisiana.
4. Home Energy Efficiency Fund: To promote energy efficient new housing and cost effective energy efficient retrofits in existing housing.
This agency's recommended appropriation does not include any funds for short-term debt.
This agency does not have any long-term debt for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.
This agency's recommended appropriation also includes the following amount by means of financing for payments on the unfunded accrued liability of the Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System in accordance with the provisions of Article X, Section 29 of the Constitution of Louisiana:
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