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Program Description

  Administration

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 assures 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 assure 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.

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Program Contacts

Contact Traci Anderson of the Department of Recreation at 240.777.6801 or Anita Aryeetey of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2784 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY19Actual FY20Estimated FY21Target FY22Target FY23
Number of administrative services transactions 117,70520,38519,00022,00025,000
Number of human resources transactions 21,6211,5791,8942,2722,726
Number of seasonal employees 32,3062,1401,8002,0002,200
Percent of allocated recreation financial assistance dollars used 491%90%10%50%90%
1  Recreation Administrative Transactions include a variety of complex processes such as contract administration, proposal development and solicitations. In FY20, changes and trends in the number of transactions were related to the extension of wellness passes to MCPS employees, as well as adjustments in services due to COVID-19. Despite the pandemic the Department has continued some programs, which have been a lifeline for the well-being of people who live in the County.
2  In addition to hiring a high volume of seasonal staff, as part of the Department's safety plan, REC conducts background checks for staff, volunteers, coaches, youth services providers, non-profit partners and contractors. Despite the pandemic the Department has continued some programs, which have been a lifeline for the well-being of people who live in the County.
3  Despite the pandemic the Department has continued some programs, which have been a lifeline for the well-being of people who live in the County.
4  Dollars used vs dollars allocated FY20 and FY21 changes and trends are largely due to COVID-19 safety related cancellations, closures and restrictions. Despite the pandemic the Department has continued some programs, which have been a lifeline for the well-being of people who live in the County.
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Program Budget Changes

FY22 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved1052430239.73
Enhance: Funding to support aeration, seeding, treatment, and maintenance at newly renovated field at White Oak Recreation Center. 600000.00
Increase Cost: Annual Maintenance - Shared Agency Booking System 250000.00
Decrease Cost: Utilities Savings given closure of facilities due to COVID-3550000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-155991-2.00
FY22 Recommended1009831137.73