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Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Intergovernmental Relations is to represent County interests at the regional, State, and Federal levels to: prepare the annual State Legislative Program; prepare the annual Federal priorities request; and to be the liaison with State Government, and State and Congressional delegations. The Office of Intergovernmental Relations is the lead Executive Branch agency representing the County in the Maryland Association of Counties and the National Association of Counties.

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Budget Overview

The total approved FY22 Operating Budget for the Office of Intergovernmental Relations is $1,091,287, a decrease of $60,476 or 5.25 percent from the FY21 Approved Budget of $1,151,763. Personnel Costs comprise 87.89 percent of the budget for five full-time position(s) and no part-time position(s), and a total of 5.30 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 12.11 percent of the FY22 budget.


County Priority Outcomes

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

  • An Affordable, Welcoming County for a Lifetime
  • Thriving Youth and Families
  • Easier Commutes
  • A Greener County
  • Effective, Sustainable Government
  • Safe Neighborhoods
  • A Growing Economy

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Program Performance Measures

Performance measures for this department are included below (where applicable). The FY21 estimates reflect funding based on the FY21 approved budget. The FY22 and FY23 figures are performance targets based on the FY22 approved budget and funding for comparable service levels in FY23.

MeasureActual
FY19
Actual
FY20
Estimated
FY21
Target
FY22
Target
FY23
Number of bills for which a County fiscal estimate was requested by the State Department of Legislative Services 1511548528528528
Number of formal position statements prepared 2303174254254254
Percent of State legislative package where Intergovernmental Relations position prevailed100%100%100%
Percent of State priorities fully realized88%100%100%
Total direct State aid ($ millions) 3$803$856$900
Total State retirement payments ($ millions)170177171
1  Projections are based on the mathematical average of the last three years' actual figures.
2  Projections are based on the mathematical average of the last three years' numbers rounded to the nearest 5. The number of formal position statements decreased in FY20 due to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, the 2020 General Assembly Session adjourned March 18, 2020. It was scheduled to end April 6, 2020.
3  Flat Projections
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Innovations and Productivity Improvements

  • Enhanced the Office's Legislative Tracking System to maximize its workflow and public information capabilities, as well as reducing publication costs by placing more information on the web and producing fewer hard copies

  • Subscribed to the Federal Funds Information for States (FFIS) service that was shared with our County Partners

  • Utilized a University of Maryland (UMD)/Shady Grove intern during the legislative session

  • Maximized telecommuting and compressed work schedules and utilized Microsoft (MS) Teams and other technology for meetings

    Expanded the use of the Politico and Politico Pro subscription service which provides the County with in-depth analysis of policies essential to understanding the federal landscape and advancing County priorities

Program Descriptions

  Intergovernmental Relations

The Office of Intergovernmental Relations advocates on behalf of the County before the Maryland General Assembly, Governor, and State administrative agencies, task forces, and committees. It responds to legislation, regulations, or other policy issues involving nearby counties and states, municipalities within the County, regional agencies, the District of Columbia, and...

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Program Contacts

Contact Wanda Wells of the Office of Intergovernmental Relations at 240.777.6550 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 Wages771256.00759146.00 771649.00 780279.002.8
Employee Benefits186149.00175889.00 175155.00 178860.001.7
County General Fund Personnel Costs957405.00935035.00 946804.00 959139.002.6
Operating Expenses272867.00201393.00 105506.00 116813.00-42.0
County General Fund Expenditures1230272.001136428.00 1052310.00 1075952.00-5.3
PERSONNEL
Full-Time5.005.00 5.00 5.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs5.305.30 5.30 5.300.0
County General Fund Revenues0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
 
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
Operating Expenses16611.0015335.00 15335.00 15335.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Expenditures16611.0015335.00 15335.00 15335.000.0
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
REVENUES
State Grants16611.0015335.00 15335.00 15335.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Revenues16611.0015335.00 15335.00 15335.000.0
 
DEPARTMENT TOTALS
Total Expenditures1246883.001151763.00 1067645.00 1091287.00-5.3
Total Full-Time Positions5.005.00 5.00 5.000.0
Total Part-Time Positions0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Total FTEs5.305.30 5.30 5.300.0
Total Revenues16611.0015335.00 15335.00 15335.000.0
FY22 Approved Changes
TitleExpendituresFTEs
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
FY21 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION11364285.30
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: FY21 Compensation Adjustment154230.00
Increase Cost: FY22 Compensation Adjustment57410.00
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY21 Personnel Costs27970.00
Increase Cost: Retirement Adjustment1430.00
Decrease Cost: Print and Mail Adjustment-30.00
Decrease Cost: Professional Services [Intergovernmental Relations]-101770.00
Shift: Federal Real Estate Service Contract to the Office of the County Executive's Business Advancement Team [Intergovernmental Relations]-744000.00
FY22 APPROVED10759525.30
 
GRANT FUND - MCG
FY21 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION153350.00
FY22 APPROVED153350.00
Funding Parameter Items ($000s)
TitleFY22FY23FY24FY25FY26FY27
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
FY22 Approved1076.0000001076.0000001076.0000001076.0000001076.0000001076.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Labor Contracts0.00000012.00000012.00000012.00000012.00000012.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures1076.0000001088.0000001088.0000001088.0000001088.0000001088.000000