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Program A: Administrative

Program Authorization: Const. Art. IX, Sec. 7

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Administrative Program is to provide leadership to the department in order to effectively manage and conserve Louisiana's renewable fish and wildlife resources and their habitats through replenishment, protection, enhancement, research, development, education and wise utilization. The goal of this program is to provide leadership and support services to the department and to assist each section supervisor in reaching their established program goals as prescribed by law. This program encompasses the functions and duties of the executive staff of the Department. This program has one activity, administrative.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

The Administration Program provides leadership to the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The success of this program is reflected in the success of the other programs within the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Performance information consistent with this program's strategic plan and with the statewide model for administration programs will be reported next year.

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with a statutory dedications from the Conservation Fund. The Statutory Dedications are derived from revenue generated from severance taxes, royalties on land and minerals, rentals, and other income, such as oyster lease transfers, sale of timber, interest, and licenses, permits and fees and are deposited into the Conservation Fund (Per R.S.39:32B.(8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each statutory dedicated fund).

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$333,506

9

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$140,000

0

 

Additional funds provided for Retirees Insurance (Conservation Fund)

$0

$41,974

1

 

Transfer of a staff Attorney Position from Office of Wildlife to Office of the Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$515,480

10

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$29,100

0

 

Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustment(s) Replacement: +$29,100)

$0

$5,385

0

 

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

$0

$5,385

0

 

1998-'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$0

($30,002)

(1)

 

Personnel Reduction(s)

$0

$29,724

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

$0

($2,492)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

$0

($27,888)

0

 

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

$0

$15,803

0

 

Pay Raise for Department Secretary

$0

$9,000

0

 

Transfer of funding for the Recreational Fishing Board

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$549,495

9

 

GRAND TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$34,015

(1)

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDATION AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 106.7% of the existing operating budget. It represents 84.7% of the total request ($648,925) for this program. At the recommended level of funding approximately the same level of services will be provided.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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

OTHER CHARGES

$9,000

 

Recreational Fishing Board special projects

 

 

 

$9,000

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$18,000

 

Replacement of vehicle

$9,900

 

Replacement of obsolete computer equipment/printers

$1,200

 

Replacement of office furniture, law book library bookshelves

 

 

 

$29,100

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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