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Program Description


The Administration Program provides oversight, leadership, management, and supervision to accomplish the Department's mission. The Administration Program includes the Department's senior management, the Director's Office and staff, as well as business and information technology services, communications and outreach, facility planning, asset replacement, and fixed-cost management.

The Business Services and Information Technology Teams provide key infrastructure and support to the Department's operations. The Business Services Team provides human resource management, procurement and contracting services, budget and financial administration, and customer services. The Information Technology Team ensures availability and efficiency of technical tools, equipment and interfaces, responds to help tickets from the Department's centers and other satellite locations, and delivers training related to the Department's business operations software. Both teams collaborate with agencies of County government, community, and other partners to address the needs of internal and external constituencies.

The Administration Program includes development and management of the Department's capital improvement projects and plans and implements the lifecycle asset replacement activities to protect the Department's investments and efficient-reliable operations of all facilities and equipment in service to County residents. The Program also includes fixed costs associated with utilities, property insurance, Workers' Compensation Insurance, and community grants. This Program also includes Communications and Public Outreach, which supports marketing of, and media relations concerning, all recreation and leisure activities in collaboration with the County's Public Information Office (PIO), Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), and Community Use of Public Facilities (CUPF). Outreach activities include summer camps and employment fairs, holiday events and commemorations, and coordination of visits from local, State, and Federal dignitaries and agencies as requested.

Program Contacts

Contact Charlotte Keys of the Department of Recreation at 240.777.6942 or Alicia Singh of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2780 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY22Actual FY23Estimated FY24Target FY25Target FY26
Number of administrative services transactions 122,00018,56626,01026,530 27,061
Number of human resources transactions2,2722,1502,8362,892 2,950
Number of seasonal employees2,0002,2712,1122,070 2,111
Percent of allocated recreation financial assistance dollars used 246%61%65%70%80%
1  The Department continues to be a vital quality of life service and expects to see moderate program growth as it rebounds from the pandemic and demand for programs and services continues to rise.
2  The Department continues to make RecAssist program modifications to address factors impacting use such as logistical/registration constraints for families, program awareness and outreach, and competing financial priorities. In FY24, the Department increased the amount awarded to individuals from $200 to $400 to help cover a greater percentage of program costs and to reduce competing financial priorities which may prevent or limit participation in programs which are known to have positive quality of life and health impacts.

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved1266671049.93
Technical Adj: Restore One-Time Lapse Increase 2410000.00
Increase Cost: Elder Affairs Grant Fund1269773.68
Increase Cost: Three Percent Inflationary Adjustment to Non-Profit Service Provider Contracts996060.00
Increase Cost: Premium Increase for Rental Car Insurance600000.00
Increase Cost: White Oak Field Maintenance 21200.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.2210660.00
FY25 Recommended1341747953.61