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Program B: Management and Finance

Program Authorization: R.S. 36:351

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Management and Finance Program's mission is to provide management and finance functions which include: budget and fiscal management; procurement; contracts and grants management; information processing services; program analysis and evaluation; personnel management; and administrative support services. It is the goal of this program to provide these functions in a manner which properly supports all of the other programs in the Department of Natural Resources. There is only one activity in this program: Support Services.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

The Management and Finance Program will continue to assist the offices within the Department of Natural Resources in the performance of their duties and responsibilities by providing these services: information processing, data communications, financial management services, contract and grant services, personnel services, purchasing and property services, and mail and messenger service. Performance Indicators consistent with the program's strategic plan and with the statewide model for support services programs will be reported next year.

1. The Management and Finance Program will provide compensation from the Fisherman's Gear Compensation Fund within 120 days for repairs to fishing vessels and gear damaged by underwater obstacles.

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with General Fund Direct, Interagency Transfers, Self-generated Revenues, Statutory Dedications and Federal Funds. Interagency Transfers are comprised of funds received from the various offices within the Department of Natural Resources for support services. The Fees and Self-generated Revenues are from insurance recovery and the sale of computer information. Statutory Dedications are derived from the Oilfield Site Restoration Fund (Act 404 of 1993) and the Fisherman's Gear Compensation Fund for support services associated with these activities. (Per R.S. 39:32B. (8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each statutory dedicated fund.) Federal Funds are from Federal Energy Settlement Funds and the Department of Energy for support services associated with this activity.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$2,268,415

$8,914,896

61

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$2,268,415

$8,914,896

61

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$0

($56,758)

0

 

Non-Recurring Adjustment(s) for the Ecogas contract

($132,164)

($132,164)

0

 

Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustment(s) (Non-recurring: -$132,164)

$114,471

$114,471

0

 

Annualization of 1997 -'98 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$46,887

$46,887

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

($392,419)

($82,696)

(1)

 

Personnel Reduction(s)

$234,432

$234,432

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

($11,782)

($11,782)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

$3,085

$3,165

0

 

Adjustment(s) for Civil Service, Training and Other Statewide Interagency Transfer Activities

($5,410)

($5,410)

0

 

Reductions in various Expenditure Categories; Including Reductions to fully fund Salaries

$48,945

$33,035

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment(s)

$73,236

$73,236

0

 

Maintenance of State-owned Buildings Adjustment(s)

$2,661

$2,661

0

 

UPS Fees

$10,640

$10,640

0

 

Legislative Auditor Fees

$69,488

$69,488

0

 

Retirees Group Insurance Adjustment(s)

 

 

 

 

 

$2,330,485

          $9,214,101

60

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$62,070

$299,205

(1)

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 103.4% of the existing operating budget. It represents 94.5% of the total request ($9,754,673) for this program. The 3.4% percent increase is primarily due to attrition being restored in this program. This program does not have any positions that have been vacant for 1 year or more.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

This program does not have funding for Professional Services for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.

OTHER CHARGES

$82,696

 

Legislative Auditor

$20,000

 

Insurance recovery for equipment damaged by water

$14,000

 

Sale of data (includes 3 positions) La. Entergy Access system for on-line data service to the private sector

$80,517

 

Training for the purpose of the computer upgrades

$150,000

 

Computer upgrades to help update computers in Management and Finance funds from Mineral Resources

$31,500

 

Oyster Lease Project for computer hardware/software upgrades, storage equipment and reproduction equipment

$1,000,000

 

GIS Lab includes 6 positions from Stripper Well FES Funds

$2,930,761

 

Reimbursement to qualifying Louisiana commercial fishermen for damages to vessels or fishing gear caused by encounters with obstructions located in state waters within the coastal zone. Reimbursement is limited to $5,000 per incident, and an individual company may file no more than two claims within a fiscal year

 

 

 

$4,309,474

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$49,402

 

Department of Civil Service for personnel services

$4,769

 

Division of Administration - Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP) for training services

$4,908

 

Division of Administration - Office of Information Services (OIS) for mainframe access

$84,603

 

Department of Treasury for banking services

$761,265

 

Division of Administration for maintenance of State-owned Buildings

$13,155

 

Division of Administration for Uniform Payroll System (UPS)

$100,000

 

Division of Administration - computer related

$62,550

 

Office of Coastal Restoration and Management for Fishermen's Gear Activity

 

 

 

$1,080,652

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

This program does not have funding for Acquisitions and Major Repairs for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.


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