Capital Budget Assignment 2
Capital Budget Assignment 2
Scenario for Assignments 1-5
For Assignments 1-5, you are the new budgeting and finance administrator for your local government agency. Your first responsibility is to become familiar with the agency, the budget, programs, and capital projects. As the administrator, you will be responsible for analyzing, examining, proposing, and preparing the agency’s budget for the next five (5) years.
Note: Students cannot use New York City as a selected local government
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Due Week 6 and worth 180 points
Refer the Scenario for Assignments 1–5. Forecast salaries, revenue estimating, and prepare the capital budget.
Using the budget from the selected agency, write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you:
- Analyze the agency’s compensation for employees. Provide a rationale on what the costs and benefits would be for a 2 percent, 4 percent, or 5 percent pay increase for the fiscal year 2014. In your forecast, discuss the effects of the increase on benefits for the agency. (Title this section Payroll Forecast.)
- Review the trend of the agency over the past five (5) years and prepare an analysis explaining the trend for expenditures. (Title this section Trend Analysis.)
- Prepare and explain a five (5) year forecast of the four (4) highest expenditures. Include in the analysis whether the costs should be approved or not approved. Justify the reasoning with examples. (Title this section Expenditure Forecast.)
- Compare two (2) options for predicting the cost of needed repairs to the current building that houses the selected agency. Provide a rationale for recommending one (1) of the two (2) options. Include the figures to support the rationale. (Title this section Capital Budget.)
- Provide names and URLs of the Websites for the state’s budget(s) analyzed and any other government Websites used to support the assignment’s criteria.
Title: Capital Budget Assignment 2
Length: 8 pages (1750 Words)
Pennsylvanian Department of Correction’s Budget
Pennsylvanian Department of Correction serves as the state’s facility for rehabilitation, confinement, and care of inmates. In 1953, through a legislature act, Bureau of Correction was formed. In the year 1980, the Office of General Counsel to the Governor changed with the former Pennsylvania Department of Justice for the Bureau of Correction. This led to the election of the state attorney general and disbanded the Justice Department. Bureau of Correction was elevated to cabinet level status making it Pennsylvania Department of Correction (PADOC) in 1984 under the Act 245.
The department is structured into four; the first is the Training Academy for its employees. The second, Northumberland County Jail, this is operational out of State Correctional Institute at Coal Township and Muncy. The third one is the office of the County Inspections and services which has the duty to operate great plan for independent county prison inspections. Fourth is the Bureau of Community Corrections. Lastly are the twenty seven state prisons.