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Program A: Administration

Program Authorization: R.S.49:991-999

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Administration Program is to conduct administrative hearings for executive branch state agencies.

The goal of the Administration Program is to provide due process to the citizens of the state and to the executive branch agencies, through fair hearings conducted by independent and impartial administrative law judges.

The administrative law judges of the Administration Program handle and conduct these adjudications and issue final decisions and orders.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1. In FY 198-99, the Administration Program will docket 100% of cases that are properly filed and received.

1 FY1996-97 data is based on 9 months of preparation and includes cases transferred-in when DAL started up on October 1, 1996.

2 Initial operating budget figures were calculated after the Division of Administrative Law had been in operation for only a short time.

3 These data are revised, current estimates of performance indicators for FY 1998-99 based on performance data gathered over several months of actual experience.

2. In FY 1998-99, the Administration Program will conduct administrative hearings as requested by parties.

1 Initial operating budget figures were calculated after the Division of Administrative Law had been in operation for only a short time.

2 These data are revised, current estimates of performance indicators for FY 1998-99 based on performance data gathered over several months of actual experience.

Explanatory note: Measures for objective are reflected in the performance indicator values, which are projections of anticipated caseload and are beyond DAL's control.

3. In FY 1998-99, the Administration Program will issue decisions and orders in all unresolved cases.

1 Initial operating budget figures were calculated after the Division of Administrative Law had been in operation for only a short time.

2 These data are revised, current estimates of performance indicators for FY 1998-99 based on performance data gathered over several months of actual experience.

Explanatory note: Measures for objective are reflected in the performance indicator values, which are projections of anticipated caseload and are beyond DAL's control.

Explanatory note: Measures for objective are reflected in the performance indicator values, which are projections of anticipated caseload and are beyond DAL's control.

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with state general fund, interagency transfers and self-generated revenues. The interagency transfers are from various state agencies for which the Division of Administrative Law conducts administrative hearings. The self-generated revenues are derived from the sale of transcripts.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$452,219

$1,772,918

32

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$10,500

0

 

Increased funding for providing transcripts of hearings

 

 

 

 

 

$452,219

$1,783,418

32

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$11,229

$11,229

0

 

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

$26,152

$26,152

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

($4,315)

($4,315)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

($15,530)

($15,530)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

$0

$4,287

0

 

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

($33,066)

($33,066)

0

 

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

$8,387

$8,387

0

 

Maintenance of State-owned Buildings Adjustment(s)

$0

$39,882

0

 

Funding for additional administrative hearing

$10,500

$10,500

0

 

Internet capabilities

($41,666)

($41,666)

0

 

Building rent

($45,973)

($45,973)

(1)

 

Transferred an accountant position to State Civil Service

($21,901)

$0

0

 

Means of financing substitution(s) - replace general fund with interagency transfers revenue

 

 

 

 

 

$346,036

$1,743,305

31

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

($106,183)

($40,113)

(1)

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 97.7% of the existing operating budget. It represents 65.2% of the total request ($2,672,181) for this program. The decreased funding is due to reductions in the retirement rate, reductions in rental payments, the transfer of one position to State Civil Service, coupled with increased funding for internet capabilities.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES.

$31,250

 

Legal expenses for contracted hearing officers

 

 

 

$31,250

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$8,850

 

Maintenance of State-Owned Buildings

$4,283

 

Civil Service charges

 

 

 

$13,133

 

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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