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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 FY22 Operating Budget for the Office of Legislative Oversight is $2,198,652, an increase of $166,396 or 8.19 percent from the FY21 Approved Budget of $2,032,256. Personnel Costs comprise 97.91 percent of the budget for 14 full-time position(s) and no part-time position(s), and a total of 13.67 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 2.09 percent of the FY22 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 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

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Initiatives

  • Add a Performance Management and Data Analyst III to perform racial equity and social justice impact statements for zoning text amendments, as required by Bill 44-20, Racial Equity and Social Justice - Impact Statements.

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 Philip Weeda of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2780 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Budget Summary
TitleActual
FY20
Budget
FY21
Estimate
FY21
Approved
FY22
%Chg
Bud/App
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages1538527.001562430.00 1492126.00 1716050.009.8
Employee Benefits449191.00424438.00 374232.00 436576.002.9
County General Fund Personnel Costs1987718.001986868.00 1866358.00 2152626.008.3
Operating Expenses28573.0045388.00 26393.00 46026.001.4
County General Fund Expenditures2016291.002032256.00 1892751.00 2198652.008.2
PERSONNEL
Full-Time12.0013.00 13.00 14.007.7
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs11.6712.67 12.67 13.677.9
 
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 Expenditures2016291.002032256.00 1892751.00 2198652.008.2
Total Full-Time Positions12.0013.00 13.00 14.007.7
Total Part-Time Positions0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Total FTEs11.6712.67 12.67 13.677.9
FY22 Approved Changes
TitleExpendituresFTEs
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
FY21 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION203225612.67
Changes (with service impacts)
Enhance: Performance Management and Data Analyst III to perform racial equity & social justice impact statements for zoning text amendmentts, per Bill 44-20 [Legislative Oversight]1230141.00
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: FY21 Compensation Adjustment388260.00
Increase Cost: Annualizaton of Personnel Costs [Legislative Oversight]196800.00
Increase Cost: FY22 Compensation Adjustment143750.00
Increase Cost: Print and Mail Adjustment6380.00
Decrease Cost: Retirement Adjustment-104570.00
Decrease Cost: Annualization of FY21 Personnel Costs-196800.00
FY22 APPROVED219865213.67
Charges to Other Departments
Charged DepartmentCharged FundFY21
Total$
FY21
FTES
FY22
Total$
FY22
FTES
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
NDA - Independent AuditGeneral Fund586800.33595040.33
Funding Parameter Items ($000s)
TitleFY22FY23FY24FY25FY26FY27
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
FY22 Approved2199.0000002199.0000002199.0000002199.0000002199.0000002199.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Labor Contracts0.00000030.00000030.00000030.00000030.00000030.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures2199.0000002229.0000002229.0000002229.0000002229.0000002229.000000