Maine Revised Statutes

§1877-A. Powers and duties of commissioner

The commissioner has the authority and duties provided in this section. For purposes of this section, "commissioner" means the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services. [1991, c. 780, Pt. Y, §82 (NEW).]

1. Report to the Legislature.  The commissioner shall report to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over appropriations and financial affairs at the beginning of the first regular session of each Legislature with respect to:
A. [2005, c. 12, Pt. SS, §6 (RP).]
B. [2005, c. 12, Pt. SS, §6 (RP).]
C. The degree to which personnel needs of state agencies are being met; [1999, c. 668, §7 (AMD).]
D. Any problems that exist with respect to current policies and procedures as they relate to the personnel needs of state agencies. This portion of the report must also include the evaluation of the Civil Service Policy Review Board with respect to the issue of this paragraph; and [1997, c. 618, §1 (AMD).]
E. All temporary and contracted positions within each agency and bureau of State Government. This information must include the duration and turnover of each position; the separate costs of each position for wages, benefits, contract fees and administration costs; and the position title or function. The costs associated with preparing this report must be absorbed utilizing existing department resources. [1997, c. 618, §2 (NEW).]
[ 2005, c. 12, Pt. SS, §6 (AMD) .]
2. Asbestos abatement.  The commissioner shall authorize the expenditure of funds for the abatement of asbestos-related hazards in buildings used by the courts of the State.
[ 1991, c. 780, Pt. Y, §82 (NEW) .]
3. Indoor air quality and ventilation improvements.  The commissioner shall develop priorities for improving indoor air quality and ventilation in preparing budget requests for the repair and capital improvement of state buildings.
[ 1991, c. 780, Pt. Y, §82 (NEW) .]
4. State cost allocation program.  The state cost allocation program must annually identify the kind and cost of central services furnished to each state agency from General Fund appropriations. The non-General Fund portion of each agency must be assessed for these services as determined by the state cost allocation program procedures to the extent that payments are not expressly prohibited by state or federal law or by the terms of a gift or donation made to the State from private sources. These payments must be credited to the General Fund as undedicated revenue. The state cost allocation program may provide for the separate assessment of certain statewide single audit costs to federally funded programs. The commissioner, or the commissioner's designee, may adjust this assessment to any individual account.
Non-General Fund resources that contribute to funding costs related to general departmentwide functions, such as accounting, personnel administration, maintenance of property records and general purchasing, that have been made available to an account by legislative action may be consolidated into one or more administrative accounts, unless such a consolidation is expressly prohibited by state or federal law. All resources and costs affected by such a consolidation must be properly identified and included in the budget process in accordance with chapter 149. When the Legislature is not in session and upon recommendation of the State Budget Officer, the Governor may approve necessary adjustments to these consolidations for a period not to extend beyond the end of the current fiscal year. The Director of the Office of Fiscal and Program Review must be notified of any such action. The unencumbered balance of each administrative account established pursuant to this section must be carried forward at the end of each fiscal year, and the budgeted transfers to the administrative account for the ensuing fiscal year must be proportionally reduced by the amount of that carried balance.
[ 2005, c. 12, Pt. T, §11 (NEW) .]
1991, c. 780, §Y82 (NEW). 1997, c. 618, §§1,2 (AMD). 1999, c. 668, §7 (AMD). 2001, c. 388, §4 (AMD). 2005, c. 12, §§T11,SS6 (AMD).