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Program Description

  Litigation

Through this program, OCA represents the County (and other members of the Self-Insurance Fund) before all courts and administrative agencies in which claims for relief are sought in connection with alleged wrong-doing by members of the Self-Insurance Fund and their employees. Under this program, OCA also provides the County with legal representation in state and federal courts in connection with legal actions brought by the County to enforce County law. For FY22, all attorneys and staff in this program are fully charged to the Self-Insurance Fund (SIF).

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Program Contacts

Contact Carolyn Kilgariff of the Office of the County Attorney at 240.777.6766 or Rafael Pumarejo Murphy of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2775 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY19Actual FY20Estimated FY21Target FY22Target FY23
Debt collection ($000)$11,693$7,412$7,500$8,500$9,500
Forfeitures collected ($000) 1$384.68$301.16$323.95$323.95$323.95
Debt collection - cost/revenue ratio 24.1%6.5%5.0%5.0%5.0%
Code Citations processed 36,2537,0746,0866,0866,086
Debt collection - collected/total referred ratio139.5%120.0%110.0%110.0%110.0%
Code enforcement collected ($000)$656$437$557$557$557
Code enforcement - Win/loss ratio99.38%99.68%99.42%99.42%99.42%
Worker's compensation cases: Total net gain to the County ($000)2,9603,6293,0583,0583,058
1  Court closed between March - June 2020 due to impact of coronavirus. There is no forfeiture actions since March 2020.
2  This measure indicates the labor cost spent on collection. This is an indicator designed to show that the County is able to keep the collection cost low compared to outside private industry.
3  Despite the impact of corona virus and the District Court closed since March 2020, the Code Enforcement Unit continued to process increasing case loads of citations issued by various agencies.
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Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved00.00
FY22 Approved00.00