January 2003-December 2003

Report NumberRelease DateTitleAgency
03-77 12/03 2003 Annotated Listing of Recommendations (OPPAGA Recommendations for Legislative Consideration/Policy Options with Fiscal Impact)Multi-Agency; OPPAGA
03-76 12/03 More Youth Are Admitted for Less Serious Offenses, in Part to Meet Treatment NeedsJuvenile Justice, Department of
03-75 12/03 School Readiness Coalitions’ Progress Varies in Implementing the Program Over Two YearsEconomic Opportunity, Department of; Workforce Innovation, Agency for
03-74 12/03 Juvenile Bed Tracking System Improves; Bed Vacancy Rates High for Some ProgramsJuvenile Justice, Department of
03-73 12/03 Juvenile Justice Can Improve Its Quality Assurance and Program Monitoring ProcessesJuvenile Justice, Department of
03-72 12/03 Progress Report: Lake District Not Yet Eligible for the State's Seal of Best Financial ManagementEducation, Department of; School Districts
03-71 12/03 State Faces Challenges to Improving Community Public Health in FloridaHealth, Department of
03-70 12/03 Private Colleges and Universities Program Department of EducationEducation, Department of
03-69 12/03 Progress Report: Services to Elders Program Has Improved Accountability and Oversight; Should Reduce Capitation Rate for Long-Term Care PilotElder Affairs, Department of
03-68 12/03 PRIDE Benefits the State but Needs to Improve Transparency in OperationsCorrections, Department of
03-67 12/03 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Hernando County School DistrictEducation, Department of; School Districts
03-66 12/03 Progress Report: DOE Could Do More to Reduce Costs by Improving Community Colleges’ Articulation with UniversitiesEducation, Department of
03-65 12/03 State’s Property Insurance Program Balances Risk and Cost of InsuranceFinancial Services, Department of
03-64 12/03 Enterprise Zone Pilot Project Incentives Not Widely Used, But Progress Made in Revitalizing Project AreaGovernor, Executive Office of the
03-63 12/03 School Safety and Security Best Practices UpdatedEducation, Department of
03-62 11/03 School Districts Can Take Steps to Reduce Facility Operating Costs Through Conservation, ProductivityEducation, Department of
03-61 11/03 Outsourcing Pension Plan’s Outreach Services Would Not Be Cost-EffectiveManagement Services, Department of
03-60 11/03 Progress Report: Florida Communities Trust Has Taken Action to Expedite Land AcquistionsCommunity Affairs, Department of; Economic Opportunity, Department of
03-59 10/03 Best Financial Practices Review of the Volusia County School DistrictEducation, Department of; School Districts
03-58 11/03 Florida Could Avoid $1.5 Million Annually in ESE Costs for Out-of-State Students Who Are Placed in Private Residential FacilitiesEducation, Department of
03-57 10/03 Progress Report: Food Safety Program Increases Some Fees; Still Requires Funding From Other SourcesAgriculture and Consumer Services, Department of
03-56 10/03 Additional Steps Could Be Taken to Aid Pari-Mutuel Wagering Industry and/or Cut Regulatory CostsBusiness and Professional Regulation, Department of
03-55 10/03 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Jefferson County School DistrictEducation, Department of; School Districts
03-54 10/03 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Alachua County School DistrictEducation, Department of; School Districts
03-53 10/03 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Collier County School DistrictEducation, Department of; School Districts
03-52 10/03 Economic Self-Sufficiency Performance Mixed; Food Stamps Improvements Could Yield Federal BonusesChildren and Families, Department of
03-51 9/03 Progress Report: Agency Implements Recommendations to Improve Vocational Rehabilitation ServicesEducation, Department of
03-50 9/03 Progress Report: Blind Babies Program Improves Several Primary Functions, But Monitoring Is Still WeakEducation, Department of
03-49 9/03 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Gadsden County School District ReviewEducation, Department of; School Districts
03-48 9/03 Progress Report: Developmental Disabilities Program Taken Action on Some Recommendations; Still Needs to Address Service Issues to Better Meet Its Client NeedsChildren and Families, Department of
03-47 8/03 Compilationof College Affordability Data for Students Who Applied for Federal AidEducation, Department of
03-46 8/03 Jobs for Florida's Graduates Program Generally Meets State Performance StandardEducation, Department of
03-45 8/03 Progress Report: Department of Military Affairs Revising Its Long-Term Planning for ArmoriesMilitary Affairs, Department of
03-44 8/03 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Indian River School District ReviewEducation, Department of; School Districts
03-43 8/03 Progress Report: Forestry Program Could Achieve Savings by Implementing OPPAGA RecommendationsAgriculture and Consumer Services, Department of
03-42 8/03 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Monroe County School DistrictEducation, Department of; School Districts
03-41 8/03 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Duval County School DistrictEducation, Department of; School Districts
03-40 7/03 Exceptional Student Education Population Grows Dramatically; More Accountability and Better Training Needed to Implement Funding MatrixEducation, Department of
03-39 7/03 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Bradford County School DistrictEducation, Department of; School Districts
03-38 7/03 Progress Report: Commission Improves Performance Data, Continues to Face Trust Fund DeficitsFish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
03-37 7/03 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Franklin County School DistrictEducation, Department of; School Districts
03-36 6/03 Administrative Establishment of Child Support Is Efficient for Uncontested Cases; Compliance Is Better for Orders Established JudiciallyRevenue, Department of
03-35 6/03 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Wakulla County School DistrictEducation, Department of; School Districts
03-34 6/03 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Sarasota County School DistrictEducation, Department of; School Districts
03-33 6/03 College Attendance Costs Vary and Result From Higher Tuition, Room, and BoardEducation, Department of; Florida College System
03-32 5/03 Fiscal Impact Update: Recent OPPAGA Reports Propose $132.3 Million in State Agency ImpactOPPAGA
03-31 4/03 Voluntary Bright Futures Scholarship Testing Program Would Reduce CostsEducation, Department of
03-30 4/03 Progress Report: Department of Transportation Expedites Privatization, But Savings Uncertain; May Be Feasible to Eliminate More PositionsTransportation, Department of
03-29 3/03 Non-Residents Qualify Too Easily for Much Lower Resident Tuition RatesEducation, Department of
03-28 4/03 K-12 Textbook Approach Needs District Flexibility and Publisher AccountabilityEducation, Department of
03-27 4/03 Progress Report: Changes to Medicaid Preferred Drug List Requirements and Competitive Bidding Pharmacy Contracts Could Save an Additional $86.6 Million in 2003-04Health Care Administration, Agency for
03-26 4/03 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the St. Lucie County School DistrictEducation, Department of; School Districts
03-25 4/03 Emergency Medical Services Program Should Improve Provider Compliance With Safety StandardsHealth, Department of
03-24 3/03 Lack of Uniform Definitions Complicates Funding Article V Based on the Number of Cases WorkedJudicial System
03-23 3/03 Progress Report: Florida Virtural School Reaching More Students; Should Align Performance Measures and MissionEducation, Department of
03-22 3/03 Florida Prepaid College Program Is Fiscally Sound; Numerous Options Exist for Mitigating Effects of Large, Sustained Long-Term Tuition IncreasesPrepaid College Board
03-21 3/03 Recommended Florida Retirement System Contribution Rates Remain Reasonable; Asset Growth Has SlowedManagement Services, Department of
03-20 3/03 Progress Report: OPPAGA Recommendation Adopted; Economic Development Toolkit Was ImplementedCommunity Affairs, Department of; Economic Opportunity, Department of; Economic Opportunity, Department of; Governor, Executive Office of the; Workforce Innovation, Agency for
03-19 3/03 Measuring the Size and Cost of Florida State and Local GovernmentMulti-Agency
03-18 2/03 Counterfeit and Diverted Drugs Threaten Public Health and Waste State DollarsHealth, Department of
03-17 2/03 Bright Futures Contributes to Improved College Preparation, Affordability, and EnrollmentEducation, Department of
03-16 2/03 Office of Student Financial Assistance Generally Performs Well, But Performance Measurement and Default Prevention Should Be ImprovedEducation, Department of; Florida College System
03-15 2/03 Uncertainty Exists Regarding Florida's Proposed Physician Upper Payment Limit ProgramHealth Care Administration, Agency for
03-14 2/03 Progress Report: Division of State Fire Marshal Implements Several OPPAGA RecommendationsFinancial Services, Department of
03-13 2/03 Progress Report: Child Support Program Has Adopted or Addressed Most RecommendationsRevenue, Department of
03-12 2/03 Water Resource Management Program, Department of Environmental ProtectionEnvironmental Protection, Department of
03-11 2/03 Legislative Options for County Share of Medical Nursing Home CostsHealth Care Administration, Agency for
03-10 1/03 Review of the Workforce Development SystemEconomic Opportunity, Department of; Workforce Innovation, Agency for
03-09 1/03 Progress Report: Child Protection Program Makes Needed Changes But Lacks Data for Evaluating Results of InitiativesChildren and Families, Department of
03-08 1/03 Progress Report: Improvements Needed in the Department of Children and Families Adult Services ProgramChildren and Families, Department of; Elder Affairs, Department of
03-07 1/03 VISIT FLORIDA Performs Well and Its Funding Should Be Continued; Outcome Measures Should Be ImprovedGovernor, Executive Office of the
03-06 1/03 While Medical Quality Assurance Improving, Licensure Needs Increased AccountabilityHealth, Department of
03-05 1/03 Federal Law Restricts the Outsourcing of Many Unemployment Compensation Tax Collection ServicesEconomic Opportunity, Department of; Revenue, Department of; Workforce Innovation, Agency for
03-04 1/03 Fiscal Impact Report: Recommendations Propose $1.4 Billion in Annual State Agency Impact and $2.1 Billion in Long-Term School District Savings $61.3 Million Implemented in Past YearMulti-Agency; OPPAGA
03-03 1/03 Residential Mental Health Assessment Process Working Well with Minor DelaysChildren and Families, Department of; Health Care Administration, Agency for
03-02 1/03 Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program Reports Meeting Goal, Could Recover Additional RevenuesHealth, Department of
03-01 1/03 Law Enforcement Program Should Pursue Outsourcing, Track Case Outcomes, Integrate Information SystemsEnvironmental Protection, Department of