ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM (Program); EXECUTIVE DIRECTION AND SUPPORT SERVICESGovernor's Recommendations
2022-23
Current Year Budget
2021-22
Difference
DollarsPositionsDollarsPositionsDollarsPositions
$16,750,657102.00$14,252,09895.00$2,498,5597.00
 

 
Policy Area:  EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Issue:            INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE REPLACEMENT

Justification
Governor's Recommendations 2022-23
The Governor's Budget Recommendation for Fiscal Year 2022-23 includes $250,000 in nonrecurring budget authority in the Administrative Trust Fund within the Executive Direction and Support Services budget entity to provide 200 laptops, docking stations, and an additional monitor for each laptop, totaling $1,250 for each set. The department has been unable to complete an agency-wide hardware refresh for the last several years and needs to update outdated computers. Many staff are currently working on computers that are overdue for replacement. A systematic computer replacement schedule is necessary to provide staff with resources to effectively carry out job functions, as well as ensure all equipment meets the highest security standards. Computers in circulation range in age from three to seven years old. Newer equipment uses less power, is covered by manufacturer warranty, and supports newer security standards. This issue was requested in the department's Legislative Budget Request.