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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 Joshua Watters of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2768 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY20Actual FY21Estimated FY22Target FY23Target FY24
Debt collection ($000)$7,412$5,346$6,000$6,500$7,000
Forfeitures collected ($000) 1$301.16$552.46$400.00$400.00$400.00
Debt collection - cost/revenue ratio6.5%10%6%6%6%
Code Citations processed 27,0743,3745,5675,5675,567
Debt collection - collected/total referred ratio120.0%51.02%103.5%103.5%103.5%
Code enforcement collected ($000) 3$437$392$495$495$495
Code enforcement - Win/loss ratio 499.68%97.58%98.88%98.88%98.88%
Worker's compensation cases: Total net gain to the County ($000)3,6295,6564,0814,0814,081
1  Due to court closure and restrictions, there were only 13 forfeiture closed in FY21 compared to 49 in FY20. However, the collected amount is higher due to large forfeiture amounts for some cases.
2  Due to pandemic, the District Court has stopped processing code enforcement cases until October 2020 and the Court still has a lot of backlogs.
3  Due to pandemic, the District Court has stopped processing code enforcement cases until October 2020 and the Court still has a lot of backlogs.
4  The ratio is affected by the lower number of cases closed. Due to pandemic, the District Court has stopped processing code enforcement cases until October 2020 and the Court still has a lot of backlogs.
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Program Budget Changes

FY23 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved00.00
FY23 Approved00.00