up
Budget Year / Version:
anchor
anchor

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.

anchor

Budget Overview

The total recommended FY20 Operating Budget for the Office of Legislative Oversight is $1,886,783, an increase of $142,696 or 8.18 percent from the FY19 Approved Budget of $1,744,087. Personnel Costs comprise 97.63 percent of the budget for 12 full-time position(s) and no part-time position(s), and a total of 11.67 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 2.37 percent of the FY20 budget.

County Priority Outcomes

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

  • Effective, Sustainable Government

Accomplishments

  • Completed a report that summarized the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation practices for out-of-cycle residential property assessments.

  • Completed a report that reviewed the use of reverse auction purchasing for Montgomery County procurements and other jurisdictions.

  • Completed a report that provided information on the use of social impact bonds across the country, with a focus on early childhood education.

  • Completed a report that summarized the County Executive and Council community grants programs, including legislative history, data trends, and feedback from stakeholders. The report also included summaries of the practices of other jurisdictions.

  • Completed a report on the retiree health benefits, including a description of revised reporting rules, identification of major cost drivers, and an assessment of opportunities to control future year costs.

  • Completed a report that examined dollars awarded for County Government service contracts, the size of the service contractor workforce, and contractor wages. OLO found that the County does not collect or require vendors to report data on contractor wages nor does it count the number of contractors on service contracts. Additionally, OLO found that the Police department does not currently have established procedures to monitor active contractors or to deactivate ID cards when contractors leave County service.

  • Continued to assist the Council, MCPS, and the County Office of Intergovernmental Relations by analyzing alternative State aid funding models to determine how different provisions would impact funding to MCPS.

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, as well as overseeing audits. OLO studies the effectiveness of legislation enacted by the Council and makes findings and recommendations concerning the performance, management, and operation of...

Read More
Budget Trends
anchor
Program Contacts

Contact Chris Cihlar of the Office of Legislative Oversight at 240.777.7987 or Naeem M. Mia of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2786 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

Related Links
Budget Summary
TitleActual
FY18
Budget
FY19
Estimate
FY19
Recommended
FY20
%Chg
Bud/Rec
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages1258928.001234226.00 1392663.00 1417856.0014.9
Employee Benefits384938.00365227.00 381454.00 424293.0016.2
County General Fund Personnel Costs1643866.001599453.00 1774117.00 1842149.0015.2
Operating Expenses29088.00144634.00 144634.00 44634.00-69.1
County General Fund Expenditures1672954.001744087.00 1918751.00 1886783.008.2
PERSONNEL
Full-Time11.0012.00 12.00 12.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs11.0011.67 11.67 11.670.0
 
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 Expenditures1672954.001744087.00 1918751.00 1886783.008.2
Total Full-Time Positions11.0012.00 12.00 12.000.0
Total Part-Time Positions0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Total FTEs11.0011.67 11.67 11.670.0
FY20 Recommended Changes
TitleExpendituresFTEs
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
FY19 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION174408711.67
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY19 Personnel Costs1194910.00
Increase Cost: Restore One-Time Lapse Increase667070.00
Increase Cost: FY20 Compensation Adjustment508860.00
Increase Cost: Retirement Adjustment56120.00
Decrease Cost: Elimination of One-Time Items Approved in FY19-1000000.00
FY20 RECOMMENDED188678311.67
Charges to Other Departments
Charged DepartmentCharged FundFY19
Total$
FY19
FTES
FY20
Total$
FY20
FTES
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
NDA - Independent AuditGeneral Fund534240.33574820.33
Future Fiscal Impacts ($000s)
TitleFY20FY21FY22FY23FY24FY25
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
FY20 Recommended1887.0000001887.0000001887.0000001887.0000001887.0000001887.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Labor Contracts0.00000010.00000010.00000010.00000010.00000010.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures1887.0000001897.0000001897.0000001897.0000001897.0000001897.000000