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DEPARTMENT PERFORMANCE

DEPARTMENT PERFORMANCE

Administrative Services

Janet Phipps Burkhead, Director

Mission Statement:
Providing Iowans unified, comprehensive, value-driven administrative services.

Measures:
Amount of income offset (bad debt) revenue collected by State government
State employees in the deferred compensation program (%)
Sole source acquisitions approved by the Department of Administrative Services

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Highlighted Measure:

Amount of income offset revenue (delinquent money owed to state and local governments) collected by State government

Data Source:
Department of Administrative Services, State Accounting Enterprise

Updated Annually

Updated 10/09/2017

GRAPH - Amount of bad debt collected

Why this is important:
This measure indicates the annual amount of delinquent payments recovered by the state that are owed to state government and local governments, such as child support and back taxes. This is accomplished by "offsetting" (withholding) money from tax refund payments, vendor payments, lottery payments and casino winnings as allowed by Iowa Code to individuals and to vendors. This is a cost-effective method to make sure individuals in debt to government make payments on their debt, so that burden isn't passed on to the taxpayers.


What we're doing about this:
The Department of Administrative Services (DAS) has consistently recovered funds for the taxpayers of Iowa. This has been accomplished by changing the Code of Iowa to allow local governments to participate in the program and requiring certain casino winnings to be offset for individual debt.

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Highlighted Measure:

State employees in the deferred compensation program (%).

Data Source:
Department of Administrative Services, Human Resource Information System; and Community-based Correctional Units

Updated Annually

Updated 11/03/2017

GRAPH - Percent of State Employees in Deferred Comp Program

Why this is important:
The goal of the deferred compensation program is to help state employees and their families prepare financially for retirement. This not only helps the employee/family, but taxpayers as well, since those who can provide for themselves are less likely to need state assistance.


What we're doing about this:
The state encourages enrollment by providing a variety of well-performing funds, through education, and by providing an employer contribution. The state educates employees about the program via emails, newsletters, webinars, on-site presentations, and a robust website. The employer's contribution is a monthly match of up to $75. Additionally, the state encourages the deferred compensation core providers to grow the program and to market participation to state employees through contractual performance metrics.

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Highlighted Measure:

Sole source acquisitions approved by the Department of Administrative Services

Data Source:
Department of Administrative Services, Central Procurement Enterprise

Note: FY16 dollar total does not include a $6.3 million contract award that was not implemented.
A majority of the FY17 total was from a single $7.7 million contract.

Updated 11/03/2017

 

GRAPH - Sole Source Contracts, numbered value

 

   

Why this is important:
This measure indicates the limited number and value of state acquisitions (purchases) approved by the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) that are outside of a formal competitive bidding process. Reducing the number of sole source acquisitions increases the opportunity for state government to acquire products and services at lower, competitive prices.


What we're doing about this:
When sole source purchase requests are received, DAS actively seeks qualified vendors to competitively bid on the goods or services when feasible, thereby reducing the extent to which sole source acquisitions are needed.

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