The 2012 Executive Budget Document
Department of Forestry [ http://www.dof.virginia.gov/ ]Mission Statement
The mission of the Department of Forestry is to protect and develop healthy, sustainable forest resources for Virginians.Operating Budget Summary
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Personnel Cost|
|2009 Appropriation||$ 16,704,493||$ 10,270,122||$ 21,037,692|
|2010 Appropriation||$ 14,687,840||$ 12,611,492||$ 21,319,362|
|2011 Appropriation||$ 13,688,926||$ 12,061,492||$ 16,165,582|
|2012 Appropriation||$ 14,302,210||$ 12,061,492||$ 16,358,985|
|2013 Base Budget||$ 14,302,210||$ 12,061,492||$ 16,551,505|
|2013 Addenda||$ 354,999||$ 272,565||$ 34,472|
|2013 Total||$ 14,657,209||$ 12,334,057||$ 16,585,977|
|2014 Base Budget||$ 14,302,210||$ 12,061,492||$ 16,551,505|
|2014 Addenda||$ 30,690||$ 436,780||$ (157,287)|
|2014 Total||$ 14,332,900||$ 12,498,272||$ 16,394,218|
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Total Positions|
|2013 Base Budget||179.39||112.61||292.00|
|2014 Base Budget||179.39||112.61||292.00|
Recommended Operating Budget Addenda
Upgrade fiscal systemProvides funding to replace the agency's existing accounts receivable fiscal system. The agency will use nongeneral fund sources in FY 2013; a general fund appropriation is provided in FY 2014. The agency's existing financial system is based on a 20 year-old, unsupported dBASE III platform and is out of compliance with the Commonwealth's standards. Due to the age of the software and lack of source code, no modifications can be done to bring this system into compliance.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ 120,000 Nongeneral Fund $ 120,000 $ 0
Reduce unit budgetsReduces expenditures across the agency.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ (13,701) $ 0
Fund changes in state employee workers' compensation premiumsAdjusts the agency's budget for the general fund share of state employee workers' compensation premiums based on the allocation of FY 2013 and FY 2014 program costs provided by the Department of Human Resource Management. The allocation is based on the historical experience of the agency and reflects the current policy of providing agencies with 50 percent of any increased costs and allowing agencies to retain 50 percent of any reduced costs.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 9,091 $ 12,840
Develop mobile information technology environment for employeesAuthorizes the Department of Forestry to sell three buildings and to use the proceeds of the sales to begin to replace the computers assigned to field staff with notebook computers and provide field staff with wireless smart phones. It is anticipated that in the long-term the implementation of the new technology will increase efficiency and ultimately reduce costs.
FY 2013 FY 2014 Nongeneral Fund $ 75,000 $ 359,215
Reduce workforceEliminates one filled position in administration.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ (47,600) Authorized Positions $ 0 $ (1)
Adjust funding to reflect changes in information technology and telecommunication chargesAdjusts the agency's budget for the general fund share of information technology and telecommunication charges based on changes in utilization, services, and rate changes approved by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission on July 1, 2010, and September 1, 2011.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 103,126 $ 103,126
Discontinue printing annual forestry calendarEliminates the use of general fund dollars to produce the annual calendar.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ (20,000) $ (20,000)
Provide additional funding for the purchase of heavy equipmentProvides funding for the department to acquire forest fire protection and suppression equipment through the state's Master Equipment Lease Purchase program.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 250,000 $ 0
Provide funding to agencies for changes in payroll processing costsProvides funding for organizational changes related to processing payroll that are expected to achieve long term efficiencies.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 40,668 $ 40,668
Discontinue contractual agreement for hydrologistDiscontinues a contractual agreement with Virginia Tech to support research projects under the direction of their hydrologist on staff.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ (20,000)
Distribute Central Appropriation amounts to agency budgetsAdjusts the agency budget to reflect amounts moved to or from Central Appropriations to cover the costs of items such as changes in retirement and other benefit contribution rates, as well as the distribution of other centrally funded items.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 156,162 $ 156,162 Nongeneral Fund $ 77,565 $ 77,565
Eliminate vacant positionsEliminates positions that become vacant through turnover of personnel, or the ability of the agency to supplant general fund dollars with nongeneral fund dollars.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ (170,347) $ (314,506) Authorized Positions $ (2) $ (4)