ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS; WORKERS' COMPENSATION APPEALS - JUDGES OF COMPENSATION CLAIMS (Program)Governor's Recommendations
2022-23
Current Year Budget
2021-22
Difference
DollarsPositionsDollarsPositionsDollarsPositions
$18,661,822144.00$19,469,168175.00($807,346)(31.00)
 

 
Policy Area:  WORKFORCE SERVICES
Issue:            TRANSFER NONOPERATING VIDEO TELECONFERENCING CATEGORY TO EXPENSES

Justification
Governor's Recommendations 2022-23
The Governor's Budget Recommendation for Fiscal Year 2022-23 includes $145,000 recurring Operating Trust Fund budget authority to pay for internet service which was previously paid from a nonoperating category. The Division of Administrative Hearings was a part of a Department of Management Services pilot program to expand video teleconferencing which was paid for via a nonoperating category. Since video teleconferencing by itself has become obsolete, the $145,000 previously obligated solely for teleconferencing services should be used for system-wide internet services and particular costs related to Zoom hearing utilization. For this reason, it is no longer appropriate to use a nonoperating transfer to pay for internet service. This issue was included in the Division's Legislative Budget Request.