Issue 3: Effective Resource Acquisition and Use
GOAL: To obtain the financial resources and staffing patterns to manage the correctional system at optimal efficiency.
The department was moderately successful in obtaining effective financial resources, and staffing patterns to manage our correctional system. The department was able to support our needs via the Legislative Budget Request using data. However, Legislative priorities predominately focused on issues not involving corrections.
The department continues to assess its financial and staffing needs in an environment, which is currently stable as far as ensuring adequate operational resources for its institutions. Due to aggressive construction efforts and a lower projection of inmate population growth, adequate staffing exists for institutional operations except in locations where staff retention remains a concern. Community corrections staffing, on the other hand, remains a concern in light of significant statutory mandates which requires an increased level of monitoring of offenders in the community.
By July 1, 1999, ensure that 100% of the strategic plan strategies that require additional resources are reflected in Legislative Budget Request (LBR) as prepared by the department.
By July 1, 2000, acquire funding for 100 percent of strategic plan strategies that require additional resources.
Implement department-wide performance-based budgeting by July 1, 1998 consistent with state law.