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Program A: Management and Finance

Program Authorization: La. Const. Art. IX, Sec. 7; R.S. 36: 8, 607

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$9,832,508

87

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

($626,484)

(20)

 

Transfer of Oyster Survey section to Office of Fisheries by approved BA-7

$0

$70,630

0

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$9,276,654

67

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$0

($70,630)

0

 

Nonrecurring Carryforward for Oyster-Sack seals not delivered until after August 15, 1997 and for completion of the cooperative agreements relating to the clean Vessel Act.

$0

$21,211

0

 

Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustment(s) (nonrecurring: - $60,239; Replacement $81,450)

$0

$15,649

0

 

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

$0

$43,415

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$0

17,019

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

$0

($12,201)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

$0

$3,114

0

 

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

$0

($118,562)

0

 

Reduction(s) in various Expenditure Categories; Including Reduction(s) to fully fund Salaries

$0

($649,096)

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment(s)

$0

$2,983

0

 

UPS Fees

$0

$5,698

0

 

Legislative Auditor Fees

$0

$213,750

0

 

Annualization of Clean Vessel Act to anticipated requirements for FY '98-99

$0

$650,874

9

 

Annualization for Trip ticket stock assessment and log book project

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$9,399,878

76

 

GRAND TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$123,224

9

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDATION AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

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.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$185

 

Medical examinations for new employees

 

 

 

$185

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$258,000

 

Payments to Ducks Unlimited

$37,107

 

Legislative Auditor expenses

$450,775

 

Federally Fund Trip-ticket stock assessment project

$180,000

 

Impact of Environmental Perturbation

 

 

 

$925,882

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$37,226

 

Department of Civil Service

$21,453

 

Uniform Payroll System expenses

$3,441

 

Comprehensive Public Training Program

$31,791

 

Treasurer's Office

$32,931

 

Division of Administrative Law

 

 

 

$126,842

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$18,000

 

Replacement office furniture and equipment

$12,500

 

Replacement automobile

$60,450

 

Replacement computer equipment

 

 

 

$90,950

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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