The 2009 Executive Budget Document
Compensation BoardMission Statement
The Compensation Board's mission is to determine a reasonable budget for the participation of the Commonwealth toward the total cost of office operations for constitutional officers, and to assist those officers and their staff through automation, training and other means, to improve efficiencies and to enhance the level of services provided to the citizens of Virginia.Operating Budget History
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Positions|
|2005 Appropriation||$ 516,181,064||$ 5,002,345||25.00|
|2006 Appropriation||$ 530,568,321||$ 11,725,965||25.00|
|2007 Appropriation||$ 596,553,024||$ 11,728,126||26.00|
|2008 Appropriation||$ 617,869,937||$ 11,728,126||26.00|
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Positions|
|2009 Base Budget||$ 658,513,990||$ 11,731,384||24.00|
|2009 Addenda||$ (7,588,412)||$ 6,000,000||0.00|
|2009 Total||$ 650,925,578||$ 17,731,384||24.00|
|2010 Base Budget||$ 666,153,186||$ 11,731,384||24.00|
|2010 Addenda||$ (48,363,199)||$ 7,498,213||0.00|
|2010 Total||$ 617,789,987||$ 19,229,597||24.00|
Recommended Operating Budget Addenda
Distribute funds for census-based salary increasesDistributes funding for census-based salary increases across the constitutional offices' programs and service areas.
Distribute 90-day hiring freeze budget reduction strategyDistributes the 90-day hiring freeze to the appropriate constitutional offices' programs and service areas.
Distribute appropriation provided for salary increaseDistributes funding provided for the 2007 and 2008 salary increases to the appropriate constitutional offices' programs and service areas.
Distribute reduction of retiree health care creditDistributes the reduction of the retiree health care credit to the appropriate constitutional offices' programs and service areas.
Distribute reduction of liability insurance and surety bond premiumsDistributes the reduction of liability insurance and surety bond premiums to the appropriate constitutional offices' programs and service areas.
Fund staffing for new or expanded jail facilitiesReflects funding requirements for new or expanded jail projects that will require staffing during the current biennium. This funding supports staffing at the Loudoun Jail, New River Regional Jail, and the Newport News Jail. A delay in opening the second phase of the Riverside Regional Jail results in savings in the first year and also offsets the full funding required in the second year. For 2009, a decrease of $1.0 million (GF). For 2010, $3.5 million (GF).
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 $553,028 (GF). For 2010, a decrease of $429,011 (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 2009, a decrease of $6.0 million (GF) and an increase of $6.0 million (NGF). For 2010, a decrease of $51.5 million (GF) and an increase of $7.5 million (NGF).
Clarify due date of annual reportChanges the due date for the Compensation Board's annual report on the number and diagnoses of inmates with mental illnesses in local and regional jails from October 1 to November 1 of each year after 2009. Changing the date to November 1 aligns the mental illness report with the jail cost report.
Budget Reduction Strategies
October Reduction Strategies
Improve internal systems efficiencies to achieve VITA savings
Achieves savings through archiving of historical data, overnight report generation, and additional training on efficient practices.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (100,000) $ (190,542)
Increase agency efficiencies
Removes funding based on the anticipated savings associated with the streamlining of agency operations by the Compensation Board.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (389,008) $ (220,469)
Restructure information technology equipment usage policies
Requires the agency to review information technology equipment assigned to staff and establish a streamlined policy for assignment of equipment based on individual staff responsibilities. This strategy includes the discontinuation of the agency's training room.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (9,000) $ (18,000)
Revert general fund balances
Reverts unexpended general fund dollars to offset reduction.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (55,020) $ 0
December Reduction Strategies
Discontinue payment of Geronimo Legal Research contract on behalf of Commonwealth's Attorneys
Discontinues the Geronimo Legal Research contract in 2010.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ 0 $ (55,020)
Recover remaining funding for constitutional officers' retiree health care credit
Removes the state funding supporting constitutional officers' retiree health care credit. State support was reduced from 100 percent to 50 percent in the 2008 Session.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ 0 $ (402,725)
Reduce constitutional officer funding
Implements across-the-board reductions of seven percent for sheriffs and commonwealth's attorneys offices and ten percent for commissioners of the revenue, treasurers, directors of finance and circuit court clerks offices. The percentage reduction to sheriffs and commonwealth's attorneys is similar to reductions to State Police and HB599 law enforcement funding. The percentage reduction to the remaining constitutional offices are similar to reductions taken by state finance agencies. These reductions do not apply to funding supporting the salaries of the elected constitutional officers.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ 0 $ (43,496,842)
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 $ (8,053)
Use E-911 funds to support dispatcher positions
Supplants general fund support for sheriffs' dispatchers with E-911 funds. This action results in no impact of state funding support for sheriffs' dispatchers. Similar action had previously been taken in the budget with State Police dispatchers.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (6,000,000) $ (6,000,000) NGF Appropriation $ 6,000,000 $ 6,000,000
Use Technology Trust Fund revenue to support circuit court clerks’ offices
Implements a one-time supplanting of general fund support for clerks’ offices with nongeneral fund revenue from the Circuit Court clerks' Technology Trust Fund.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ 0 $ (1,498,213) NGF Appropriation $ 0 $ 1,498,213