The 2009 Executive Budget Document
Department of Military AffairsMission Statement
The Department of Military Affairs (DMA) will plan, coordinate, maintain situational awareness, and employ forces for homeland security and homeland defense in order to respond to any incidents within the Commonwealth and, on order of the Governor, will assist civil authorities in protecting life and property, preserving peace, maintaining order and public safety, and relieving suffering.Operating Budget History
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Positions|
|2005 Appropriation||$ 7,002,742||$ 23,813,107||280.50|
|2006 Appropriation||$ 9,841,205||$ 27,170,407||352.50|
|2007 Appropriation||$ 10,237,178||$ 28,228,721||361.50|
|2008 Appropriation||$ 10,857,271||$ 29,772,721||365.50|
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Positions|
|2009 Base Budget||$ 10,940,924||$ 31,019,261||365.50|
|2009 Addenda||$ (693,683)||$ 481,763||(14.00)|
|2009 Total||$ 10,247,241||$ 31,501,024||351.50|
|2010 Base Budget||$ 10,940,924||$ 31,019,261||365.50|
|2010 Addenda||$ (948,072)||$ (168,002)||(14.00)|
|2010 Total||$ 9,992,852||$ 30,851,259||351.50|
Recommended Operating Budget Addenda
Increase funding for the Challenge ProgramIncreases the federal appropriation for the Commonwealth Challenge Program for at-risk youth. For 2010, $200,000 (NGF).
Increase appropriation for Maneuver Training Center dispatchersProvides additional nongeneral fund appropriation for Maneuver Training Center dispatchers. For each year, $189,273 (NGF).
Provide additional administrative staff for agency fiscal officeIncreases appropriation for additional nongeneral fund administrative positions. For 2010, $151,792 (NGF).
Provide funds for state tuition assistance programProvides funding for tuition, books, and fee payments for National Guard members. With deployments abroad reduced, an increase in the number of soldiers enrolling in higher education courses is anticipated. For 2009, $750,000 (NGF). For 2010, $200,000 (GF) and $85,000 (NGF).
Reflect Governor’s October reductions in agency budgetsReflects the reductions approved by Governor Kaine in October 2008 for 2009 and the corresponding continuation of savings in 2010. See Part D of this document for reduction details. For 2009, a decrease of $511,618 (GF), $457,510 (NGF), and a reduction of 13 positions. For 2010, a decrease of $500,759 (GF) and $329,067 (NGF).
Implement targeted reductionsImplements targeted reductions for 2009 and 2010 included in Governor Kaine's 2008-2010 Budget Reduction Plan. Reduction details can be found in Part D of this document. For 2009, a decrease of $182,065 (GF) and one position. For 2010, a decrease of $647,313 (GF) and $465,000 (NGF).
Budget Reduction Strategies
October Reduction Strategies
Delay maintenance and repair projects at armories statewide
Delays maintenance and repair activities at armories.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (218,443) $ 0 NGF Appropriation $ (218,443) $ 0
Eliminate the police department at the Maneuver Training Center at Fort Pickett
Eliminates the police department at the Maneuver Training Center in Fort Pickett. This strategy will have minimal impact on the local police department who will have to respond to incidents and will have no direct impact on the services provided by or the mission of the agency.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (192,450) $ (400,034) NGF Appropriation $ (60,000) $ (150,000) Position Changes (11.00) (11.00) Layoffs 8 0
Reduce the class size of the Youth Challenge Program in Virginia Beach
Reduces the size of the class of cadets in the Youth Challenge Program in Virginia Beach, resulting in the elimination of cadre positions.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (100,725) $ (100,725) NGF Appropriation $ (179,067) $ (179,067) Position Changes (2.00) (2.00)
Transfer cash balance to general fund
Transfers uncommitted nongeneral fund cash balances to the general fund.
FY 2009 FY 2010 Revenue / Transfers $ 500,000 $ 0
December Reduction Strategies
Absorb Workforce Transition Act retirement costs in the Virginia Retirement System
When an agency implements layoffs for employees eligible for retirement, in lieu of severance, the employee is offered an enhanced retirement package. In such cases, the agency would normally pre-pay the Virginia Retirement System for the cost of the enhanced package. This savings strategy would require the Virginia Retirement System to temporarily absorb such costs incurred as the result of layoffs in the Governor's 2008-10 reduction plan and amortize the cost as part of future actuarial valuations.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (22,300) $ 0
Defer purchase of equipment
Defers the purchase of equipment and supplies for the Virginia Defense Force.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ 0 $ (20,000)
Defer training and supply purchases
Forgoes planned training and supply expenditures for administrative personnel.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (34,765) $ (34,765)
Eliminate director of joint staff position
Eliminates the currently vacant joint staff director position located at joint forces headquarters.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (125,000) $ (150,000) Position Changes (1.00) (1.00)
Forego hiring of wage staff
Forgoes the hiring of wage employees to assist with the administrative functions of the Virginia Defense Force.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ 0 $ (15,000)
Reduce recruitment incentives
Captures remaining state recruitment incentives. The federal government has provided substantial recruitment incentives for soldiers that makes state recruitment incentives unnecessary.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ 0 $ (265,420)
Relocate air guard operations
Relocates the remaining segment of air guard operations, currently housed at Byrd Field in Sandston, to Langley Air Force Base.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ 0 $ (155,000) NGF Appropriation $ 0 $ (465,000)
Remove additional funding for pay practices
Removes the half-percent pay practices funding granted to Executive branch agencies in the 2006-08 biennium.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ 0 $ (7,128)