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Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO) is to determine the effectiveness of legislation enacted by the County Council and to make findings and recommendations concerning the performance, management, and operation of programs and functions for which funds are appropriated or approved by the Council.

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Budget Overview

The total approved FY23 Operating Budget for the Office of Legislative Oversight is $2,215,034, an increase of $16,382 or 0.75 percent from the FY22 Approved Budget of $2,198,652. Personnel Costs comprise 95.87 percent of the budget for 14 full-time position(s) and no part-time position(s), and a total of 13.85 FTEs. Total FTEs may include seasonal or temporary positions and may also reflect workforce charged to or from other departments or funds. Operating Expenses account for the remaining 4.13 percent of the FY23 budget.

Consistent with the County Charter, the County Executive makes recommendations on the operating budget for all County departments, offices, and agencies. However, recognizing the Charter-defined roles, the County Executive defers significantly to Legislative and Judicial Branch agencies. Questions regarding the approved budgets for Legislative Branch departments should be directed to Mary Jane Berry, 240-777-7930.

County Priority Outcomes

While this program area supports all eight of the County Result Areas, the following is emphasized:

  • Effective, Sustainable Government

Program Descriptions

  Legislative Oversight

The Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO) conducts program evaluations, base budget reviews, and other special studies in accordance with a Council-approved work program. OLO studies the effectiveness of legislation enacted by the Council and makes findings and recommendations concerning the performance, management, and operation of programs and functions for which...

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Program Contacts

Contact Blaise DeFazio of the Office of Legislative Oversight at 240.777.7983 or Julie Knight of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2760 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Budget Summary
TitleActual
FY21
Budget
FY22
Estimate
FY22
Approved
FY23
%Chg
Bud/App
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages1483683.001716050.00 1572034.00 1715354.000.0
Employee Benefits380383.00436576.00 416250.00 408240.00-6.5
County General Fund Personnel Costs1864066.002152626.00 1988284.00 2123594.00-1.3
Operating Expenses27502.0046026.00 46026.00 91440.0098.7
County General Fund Expenditures1891568.002198652.00 2034310.00 2215034.000.7
PERSONNEL
Full-Time13.0014.00 14.00 14.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs12.6713.67 13.67 13.851.3
 
GRANT FUND - MCG
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Employee Benefits0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Personnel Costs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Expenditures0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
 
DEPARTMENT TOTALS
Total Expenditures1891568.002198652.00 2034310.00 2215034.000.7
Total Full-Time Positions13.0014.00 14.00 14.000.0
Total Part-Time Positions0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Total FTEs12.6713.67 13.67 13.851.3
FY23 Approved Changes
TitleExpendituresFTEs
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
FY22 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION219865213.67
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: Consulting Services [Legislative Oversight]400000.00
Shift: Audit Contract Manager Position from the Independent Audit NDA [Legislative Oversight]331200.18
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY22 Compensation Increases298450.00
Increase Cost: FY23 Compensation Adjustment219160.00
Increase Cost: Personnel Costs Adjustment for Vacant Legislative Analyst Position [Legislative Oversight]134750.00
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY22 Operating Expenses45210.00
Increase Cost: Printing and Mail Adjustment8930.00
Decrease Cost: Retirement Adjustment-362720.00
Decrease Cost: Annualization of FY22 Personnel Costs-911160.00
FY23 APPROVED221503413.85
Charges to Other Departments
Charged DepartmentCharged FundFY22
Total$
FY22
FTES
FY23
Total$
FY23
FTES
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
NDA - Independent AuditGeneral Fund595040.33280120.15
Funding Parameter Items ($000s)
TitleFY23FY24FY25FY26FY27FY28
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
FY23 Approved2215.0000002215.0000002215.0000002215.0000002215.0000002215.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Labor Contracts0.00000070.00000070.00000070.00000070.00000070.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures2215.0000002285.0000002285.0000002285.0000002285.0000002285.000000