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20091201 Governor Budget

20091201 Governor Budget

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1-Dec-09
1
Governor-hearing
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNORFY 2010-11 JOINT BUDGET COMMITTEE HEARING AGENDA
Tuesday, December 1, 20099:00 am – 10:30 am9:00-9:10 I
NTRODUCTIONS AND
O
PENING
C
OMMENTS
 
9:10-9:30 P
ROPOSAL TO REVISE GAMING FUNDS DISTRIBUTION
 
1.
 
Please discuss the return on investment for programs in the Office of EconomicDevelopment and International Trade (OEDIT) funded by the Colorado Travel andTourism Promotion Fund, New Jobs Incentives Fund, State Council on the Arts Fund, andColorado Office of Film, Television, and Media Operational Account. What methodologyis used for calculating return on investment?2.
 
Does the Department believe that available return on investment figures are accurate forprograms funded by the Colorado Travel and Tourism Promotion Fund, New JobsIncentives Fund, State Council on the Arts Fund, and Colorado Office of Film, Television,and Media Operational Account? If so, what is Department’s the rationale for decreasingcurrent funding levels? If not, should state funding be eliminated for the programssupported by these funds?3.
 
Are there additional tangible or intangible costs to the State associated with generatingrevenue from investments made in economic development programs funded by gamingrevenue? For example, do return on investment figures for programs supported by theColorado Travel and Tourism Promotion Fund factor in costs incurred by the Departmentof Transportation to build and maintain roads to support additional travelers?4.
 
Why did the Department propose an increase in funds transferred to the New JobsIncentives Fund while decreasing the transfer amounts to the Colorado Travel andTourism Promotion Fund, State Council on the Arts Fund, and Colorado Office of Film,Television, and Media Operational Account?5.
 
Please describe the impact of eliminating the transfer of gaming revenue to the CleanEnergy Fund on projects and grants administered by the Governor’s Energy Office.
9:30
 
 
10:15
 
S
TATEWIDE
I
NFORMATION
T
ECHNOLOGY
S
TAFF
C
ONSOLIDATION
 
6.
 
Please define state information technology resources that are eligible for consolidationinto OIT. What technology resources are considered part of state agency managementversus OIT management? For example, what state agency is responsible for themanagement of televisions used in agencies?
 
 
1-Dec-09
2
Governor-hearing7.
 
Please describe the controls the Department proposes to implement to eliminate thepossibility of individual agencies expending moneys for information technology resourceswithout consulting OIT.8.
 
Please describe the Department’s plan for addressing transferred information technologystaff resources that are no longer needed for fulfilling programmatic initiatives. Forexample, what is the Department’s plan to address a surplus of FTE with a given skill set?9.
 
Please describe the Department’s methodology for tracking FTE activity and expenses inrelation to funding sources. How does the Department propose to report this informationat the detailed level required for expending federal funds? How does the Department planto address FTE activity and expenses funded with cash fund sources?10.
 
Please describe the proposed chain of command relationship between agency executivedirector, agency CIO, and agency information technology professional. For example,what process would be followed for an agency executive director to request a change inthe delivery of information technology services within his/her agency, such as the creationof a new report from an existing information system?11.
 
Does the ten percent reduction in personal services outlined in the consolidation proposalinclude savings as a result of the consolidation of actual information technology resourcesor is it simply a budgetary ten percent reduction?12.
 
Please describe any changes as a result of the consolidation proposal to points of contactfor the Colorado Benefits Management System (CBMS) between counties and the currentinformation technology staff aligned with CBMS.13.
 
Is the long-range consolidation plan to centralize purchases of equipment and software forall state agencies within OIT? If so, when will this shift occur?14.
 
Is the Department of Higher Education exempted from the statewide informationtechnology consolidation? If so, why?15.
 
Is the Department of Education exempted from the statewide information technologyconsolidation? If so, why?
10:15-10:30 M
ISCELLANEOUS
 16.
 
How many vehicles are assigned to the Department? For what purpose are each of thesevehicles used?17.
 
Please describe the restrictions (if any) on expenditures using ARRA moneys for existingprograms within the Governor’s Energy Office. Specifically, can ARRA funds be used tosupplant state spending or only to supplement state spending?
 
 
1-Dec-09
3
Governor-hearing18.
 
Please describe how the Governor’s Energy Office is coordinating with the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Forestry on discussions concerning biomasstechnologies. Is there a coordinating board?19.
 
Should the Office of Information Technology (OIT) reside in its own department ratherthan as a division within the Governor's Office?20.
 
Does OIT receive procurement policy exemptions as a division within the Governor'sOffice? Does OIT use the exemptions? If so, how are the exemptions used?21.
 
Does OIT consider the payroll, income, and corporate tax benefits of contracting with in-state vendors compared to out-of-state vendors?22.
 
Is OIT considering migrating existing desktop-based applications to web-basedapplications? Is there a cost benefit in doing so?23.
 
How many departments currently use e-FORT? Is there a strategy for transitioning theoversight of e-FORT from the Secretary of State to the Department?
A
DDENDUM
:
 
O
THER QUESTIONS FOR WHICH SOLELY WRITTEN RESPONSES ARE REQUESTED
 Please provide:24.
 
Organizational charts for your department, showing divisions and subdivisions (withgeographic locations).25.
 
Definitions of the roles and missions of your department, its divisions and subdivisions.26.
 
The number of current personnel and the number of assigned FTE by division andsubdivision (with geographic locations), including all government employees and on-sitecontractors.27.
 
A specific list of names, salaries, and positions by division and subdivision of any salariedofficer or employee making over $95,000 per year in FY 2009-10.28.
 
A specific list of names, bonuses, and positions by division and subdivision of anysalaried officer or employee making over $95,000 per year who received any bonuses inFY 2008-09.29.
 
Numbers and locations of any buildings owned or rented by any division or subdivision(by location) and the annual energy costs of all buildings.30.
 
Any real property or land owned, managed, or rented by any division or subdivision (bygeographic location).

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