OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY AND ADMINISTRATION (Program); INFORMATION TECHNOLOGYGovernor's Recommendations
2023-24
Current Year Budget
2022-23
Difference
DollarsPositionsDollarsPositionsDollarsPositions
$15,686,09956.00$16,713,65357.00($1,027,554)(1.00)
 

 
Policy Area:  INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Issue:            PRIVATE LEASE COSTS

Justification
Governor's Recommendations 2023-24
The Governor's Budget Recommendation for Fiscal Year 2023-24 includes an increase of $2,328,093 in the Expenses appropriation category in all department entities to address increases in private lease costs for office space. The agency currently has ten private lease agreements to accommodate the agency's headquarters in Tallahassee and field offices throughout the state. The agency has managed to absorb these increases over the years utilizing any surplus in the Expenses appropriation category or requesting budget actions to transfer unobligated budget authority from other appropriation categories. This is no longer sustainable and additional budget authority is needed to ensure they have the appropriate level of funding to meet private lease cost obligations. This issue was requested in the department's Legislative Budget Request.