Program Authorization: La. Const. Art. IX, Sec. 7; R.S. 36: 8, 607
The mission of the Management and Finance Program is to implement sound fiscal and personnel policies and practices; manage contracts and grants; provide central procurement, computer and communication services; and perform various other internal services to meet the operational, functional, and administrative needs of the department. In addition to the foregoing typical management and finance services, the Wildlife and Fisheries Management and Finance Program provides two additional and unique services: the program conducts socioeconomic research related to wildlife and fisheries issues; and the program issues various licenses and registrations to the public. The overall goal of the program is to meet the needs of the department while ensuring sound financial practices to protect the state's assets. This program has one activity, Management and Finance.
OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
The Management and Finance Program provides support services for the Department. The success of this program is reflected in the success of the other programs in the department. Performance information consistent with this program's strategic plan and with the statewide model for support service programs will be reported next year.
1. In FY 1998-99, the Management and Finance Program will make licenses available to the public and issue commercial licenses within 14 days of receipt of application.
RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM
SOURCE OF FUNDING
This program is funded with Statutory Dedications and Federal Funds. The Statutory Dedications are derived from severance taxes, royalties on land and minerals, leases, etc. and distributed into the Conservation Fund, Marsh Island Operating Fund, the Rockerfeller Wildlife and Refuge and Game Preserve Fund and the Seafood Promotion and Marketing Fund (Per R.S.39:32B.(8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each statutory dedicated fund). These Statutory Dedications are used for the various activities that comprise support services for the Department provided by this office. Federal Funds are derived from the National Marine Fisheries, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Clean Vessel Act. The Federal Funds are used for the overall management and support services of the Department, as well as research and other federal projects.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
Carryforward BA-7 for oyster sack seals of $41,342, and for cooperative agreements relating to the construction of boat sewage disposal facilities at private and public marinas of $29,288 as a part of the Federal Clean Vessel Act.
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 101.3% of the existing operating budget. It represents 94.5% of the total request ($9,949,552) for this program. Net increases in this program are primarily attributable to the annualization of the "Trip Ticket" stock assessment project.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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