Veterans Affairs Commission

Name Veterans Affairs Commission
Contact Person Mr. David LaCerte and/or Mrs. Charmagne Scott - Secretary / Executive Assistant
Mailing Address PO Box 94095, Capitol Station
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9095
Phone Number 225-219-5031
Fax Number 225-219-5590
Board Email charmagne.scott@la.gov
Website www.vetaffairs.la.gov
Legal Authority R.S. 29:253
Year Created 1944
Organizational Placement Executive Department
Purpose/Function Responsible for adopting and promulgating rules and regulations governing the operations of the Department of Veterans Affairs; advising the agency's Secretary of problems concerning the welfare of veterans; making and publishing annual and special reports to the governor concerning the operations of the department; and establishing service offices throughout the state.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 9
Number Currently Serving: 8
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 3
Estimated number in current year: 4
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $75      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $2262
  Current year budgeted: $9155
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $4269
  Current year budgeted: $11000
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 0
Unclassified: 0
Part-time: 0
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
    Employees:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

    Members:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
A state agency provides: (Check all that apply and identify the state agency)
Per Diem Payments          State Agency: LA Department of Veterans Affairs
Travel Reimbursements    State Agency: LA Department of Veterans Affairs
Other (explain)  Administrative Support  State Agency: LA Department of Veterans Affairs
Is this entity a budget unit or included within a budget unit of the State of Louisiana as defined by LSA-R.S. 39:2?
   Yes    No
  If yes, identify the budget unit and the budget schedule number below:
  Budget Unit Name:
  Budget Schedule Number:
Notes The September 11, 2014, meeting minutes will be posted once approved at the next scheduled Commission Meeting.
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