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Review of the Department of Management Services' Support Program's Performance-Based Program Budgeting Measures and Standards, Report No. 97-55, March 1998
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  • The Support Program's State Purchasing component has obtained significant price discounts on commodities and services through its contracting practices. However, the dollar savings cannot be readily estimated.
  • The percentage of state agencies and local governments that received federal surplus property was below the standard for Fiscal Year 1996-97. However, this appears to be due to a decrease in the quality and quantity of property made available by the federal government.
  • The Program's Vehicle Operations and Maintenance costs for labor and parts were lower than private sector costs and slightly lower than the standard. The program also provided state rental pool vehicles at a lower price than that charged by the state rental car contract.
  • The Aircraft Operations and Maintenance cost per flight hour was higher than the established standard, primarily as a result of aircraft in the Executive Aircraft Pool flying fewer hours than expected.
  • The program’s measures could be improved by including more measures on major program functions and by maintaining source documents and calculation records to verify reported performance data.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Department of Management Services
Support Program

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 01-35 Progress Report: Management Services Makes Progress by Implementing OPPAGA Recommendations, published in August 2001.
  • Report No. 98-08 Program Evaluation and Justification Review of the Support Program Administered by the Department of Management Services, published in August 1998.
  • Report No. 97-43 Review of the Department of Management Services’ Facilities Program Based on Its Performance-Based Program Budgeting Measures and Standards for Fiscal Year 1996-97, published in February 1998.

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