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PB2 Performance Report for the Criminal Justice Investigations and Forensic Science Program, Report No. 98-65, February 1999
 
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  • During Fiscal Year 1997-98, the Investigations and Forensic Science Program improved performance on the majority of its outcome measures. However, Laboratory Services has not yet achieved its standard of 35 days on average to complete lab service requests (excluding serology and DNA).-
  • FDLE cites staff vacancies as a major factor in failing to meet its timeliness standards and has made the retention and recruitment of crime laboratory analysts a priority.
  •  FDLE should continue to review its methodology for establishing perfor-mance standards. FDLE continues to exceed its performance standards, sometimes to a significant degree.
  • The program's accountability system met OPPAGA's expectations in three of the four key areas when it was reviewed in July 1998. The program needs to continue its efforts to improve data reliability.
  • We provided a draft of our report to the Commissioner of FDLE who generally concurred with our conclusions.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Criminal Investigations and Forensic Science

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 99-27 Progress Report: FDLE Improves Operations; Some Information and Fingerprint System Backlogs Remain, published in January 2000.
  • Report No. 98-66 PB2 Performance Report for the Professionalism Program, published in  February 1999.
  • Report No. 97-76 Program Evaluation and Justification Review: Florida Department of Law Enforcement, published in June 1998.
  • Report No. 97-42 Review of the Performance of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Professionalism Program, published in February 1998.
  • Report No. 97-41 Review of the Performance of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Investigations and Forensic Science Program, published in February 1998.
  • Report No. 97-40 Review of the Performance of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Information Program, published in February 1998.

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).
e-mail address: oppaga@oppaga.fl.gov


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