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Review of the Provision of Administrative Services in Florida's Health and Human Services Agencies, Report No. 98-20, November 1998
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  • In Fiscal Year 1996-97, the Agency for Health Care Administration and the Departments of Children and Families, Elder Affairs, Juvenile Justice, and Health reported spending $277 million for administrative services, excluding administrative costs for agencies’ program contractors.
  • Managers in the four new agencies reported that the divestiture of programs from the former Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services has improved delivery of administrative services without large increases in staff.
  • However, further consolidating administrative services within the Department of Health would improve the efficiency of services and should result in cost avoidance of at least $460,000 annually and equivalent FTE savings.
  • Department of Children and Families administrators see similar internal consolidation as feasible but could not estimate potential cost savings.

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 01-14 Justification Review: Child Protection Program, published in March 2001.
  • Report No. 00-14 Progress Report: Agencies Are Following Through by Consolidating Administrative Services, published in October 2000.
  • Report No. 99-01 Bringing Administrative and Support Functions Under Performance-Based Program Budgeting, published in August 1999.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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