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Program Description

  Administration

The Office of the Director provides for overall management of departmental programs to ensure safe and efficient operations, including contract administration management for the department, continuity of operations, and oversight of operational programs at the County's waste management facilities (including the Transfer Station and Resource Recovery Facility). The Director's Office manages the revenue from the Water Quality Protection Charge, which funds many environmental programs around the County. The Director's Office also oversees the development of the fee for services charges to County residents related to recycling and trash collection services.

The Office provides strategic direction and support on IT systems and infrastructure for departmental operations and programs, oversees the human resources and human capital programs for the department, and manages other supporting functions such as fleet vehicles. The Office provides for management of partnerships with multiple County departments with which the department cooperates, including Permitting Services, Transportation, and General Services, as well as external groups including faith-based institutions, the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, and the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission. The Office develops water and wastewater policies and updates the County's comprehensive water and sewer plan.

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Program Contacts

Contact Vicky Wan of the Department of Environmental Protection at 240.777.7722 or Richard H. Harris of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2795 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Program Budget Changes

FY23 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved13138286.85
Add: Support for Digital and Media Outreach Efforts1000000.00
Enhance: Professional Career/Skill Development - WQPF500000.00
Shift: Reallocation of Positions Based on Actual Work Activities - General Fund461400.35
Enhance: Professional Career/Skill Development - General Fund200000.00
Increase Cost: Six Percent Inflationary Increase to Non-Profit Service Provider Contracts172250.00
Shift: Reallocation of Positions Based on Actual Work Activities - WQPF-56664-0.45
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.1678612.95
FY23 Recommended16583909.70