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Follow-up Report on the Department of Children and Families Pilot Project for Productivity, Report No. 97-12, October 1997
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  • The pilot project gave the Department of Children and Families' service districts limited authority to transfer funds between budget categories and entities and to pool salary rate for district staff.
  • This increased flexibility reduced processing time for budget transfers and enhanced district ability to remain within budget.
  • Districts did not appear to use their transfer authority in a manner that adversely affected clients.
  • Although districts have retained their authority to transfer funds between budget categories and entities, the Legislature did not extend the pilot project to continue their authority to pool salary rate.
  • The issue of providing the Department greater budget flexibility is likely to reemerge when it submits its proposed performance-based program budget during the 1998 Legislative Session.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 95-21 Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services Pilot Project for Productivity, published in December 1995.

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