The 2009 Executive Budget Document
Department of Emergency ManagementMission Statement
The mission of the Department of Emergency Management is to lead the effort to protect Virginia and Virginians from the impact of emergencies and disasters, natural and man-made.Operating Budget History
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Positions|
|2005 Appropriation||$ 3,097,206||$ 7,716,479||101.00|
|2006 Appropriation||$ 4,144,202||$ 7,716,479||108.00|
|2007 Appropriation||$ 6,299,188||$ 38,217,948||113.00|
|2008 Appropriation||$ 9,849,652||$ 38,220,652||124.00|
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Positions|
|2009 Base Budget||$ 5,928,043||$ 38,918,897||138.00|
|2009 Addenda||$ (795,135)||$ 0||0.00|
|2009 Total||$ 5,132,908||$ 38,918,897||138.00|
|2010 Base Budget||$ 5,642,455||$ 38,918,897||138.00|
|2010 Addenda||$ (840,297)||$ 0||0.00|
|2010 Total||$ 4,802,158||$ 38,918,897||138.00|
Recommended Operating Budget Addenda
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 $795,135 (GF). For 2010, a decrease of $770,297 (GF).
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 2010, a decrease of $70,000 (GF).
Provide anticipation loans for Emergency Management Assistance Compact mission assignmentsProvides authority for the Department of Accounts to issue anticipation loans to the Department of Emergency Management for approved costs incurred by localities and state agencies assigned out-of-state disaster missions under the Emergency Management Assistance Compact. This action will restore funding used by localities and state agencies in the performance of the mission assignment so that normal operations can be maintained.
Budget Reduction Strategies
October Reduction Strategies
Capture capital outlay balance
Uses the FY 2008 general fund maintenance reserve yearend balance to offset reductions in FY 2009. This yearend balance is not needed in FY 2009 since existing funding is sufficient for approved maintenance reserve projects.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (26,263) $ 0
Continue holding positions vacant
Generates savings by continuing to hold positions vacant. The agency will hold additional positions vacant as required.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (186,249) $ (172,145)
Delay Global Positioning System (GPS) unit upgrades
Delays upgrading current Global Positioning System (GPS) units. The upgrade schedule spans several fiscal years.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (4,000) $ (4,077)
Eliminate heater meals
Eliminates emergency rations known as heater meals or meals-ready-to-eat (MRE) for Emergency Operations Center staff.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (4,000) $ (4,000)
Eliminate software training
Eliminates training on Structured Query Language (SQL) and SharePoint software for staff, relying on currently trained staff to perform necessary work.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (4,300) $ 0
Elimination of contracted services
Eliminates using contract clerical and professional services.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (11,000) $ (11,000)
Reduce clothing purchases
Reduces purchases for Virginia Emergency Response Teams and search and rescue personnel (e.g. uniforms, apparel, etc.)
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (20,650) $ (20,650)
Reduce conference expenses
Reduces costs associated with staff attending in-state and out-of-state conferences.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (30,945) $ (30,945)
Reduce employee and reservist training
Reduces costs associated with employee training and development and training for reservists.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (180,315) $ (180,315)
Reduce equipment and furniture purchases
Reduces the purchase of equipment that has been subject to a replacement schedule.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (134,275) $ (134,275)
Reduce office supply purchases
Reduces office supply purchases.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (38,229) $ (38,229)
Reduce printing services
Reduces printing costs by not printing regulations or office stationary.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (8,150) $ (15,350)
Reduce regional training and workshop travel costs
Increases savings by reducing travel and expenses associated with regional training and workshops.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (30,591) $ (30,923)
Reduce regional training and workshops
Reduces the level of regional training, the number of workshops, and Virginia Emergency Operation Center exercises. This strategy includes scaling back the size of exercises and reducing the number of monitors (persons grading the exercise).
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (44,788) $ (44,788)
Reduce student mileage reimbursement
Reduces the mileage reimbursement for students attending the agency's classes.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (18,450) $ (25,600)
Reduce travel expenses
Reduces general travel for agency staff, including travel for special event deployments.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (52,930) $ (58,000)
Transfer Katrina Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) reimbursement to the general fund
Transfers the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) reimbursement for Hurricane Katrina expenses to the general fund. Under EMAC, Mississippi is to reimburse the agency for costs incurred due to providing resources (materials and personnel) as requested by Mississippi during Hurricane Katrina. The agency will be required to produce this level of savings if the reimbursement is not received as expected.
FY 2009 FY 2010 Revenue / Transfers $ 75,000 $ 0
December Reduction Strategies
Eliminate employee tuition reimbursements
Eliminates the tuition reimbursement provided to agency employees.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ 0 $ (5,000)
Eliminate information technology position
Eliminates an existing information technology position that is currently vacant.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ 0 $ (65,000)