1995/96 Performance Report
CAPITAL SUPPORT PERFORMANCE MEASURES
I. PROGRAM PERFORMANCE MEASURES FOR CAPITAL SUPPORT
In December 1995, the Department submitted its REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE ON CAPITAL SUPPORT PERFORMANCE MEASURES in response to supplemental report language in the 1995 Budget Act. This report proposed twelve measures for evaluating all major capital outlay support functions. The budget language stated that the proposed measures must provide an accurate measure of annual efficiency, provide a consistent basis for year-to-year comparison, and evaluate both the Departmentís cost and timeliness in completing work.
In the Departmentís three-tiered scheme of measures, these twelve capital support performance measures are program measures for the statewide Capital Outlay Support (COS) Program. Their relationship to corporate measures will be described later in this report.
The purpose of this report is to summarize the status of the capital outlay support performance measures, report data for these measures for the past few years, where available, and recommend targets, where possible. Much data is involved in these measures from the project level to the department level. This report will address the measures only to the department level.
B. Context of Capital Support in the Department
Performance Measure #1 of the Report to the Legislature proposed "pie" charts showing PY and dollar expenditures for the Departmentís programs, the elements of the Highways program, and the parts of capital support. This is not a performance measure as such, but rather it sets the context for the other measures. For the purpose of this summary report, a few of these charts are shown to set the context.
In FY 1995/96, total Caltrans expenditures were $4.35 billion of which $3.98 billion or 91% were Highways Program expenditures. The dominance of the Highways Program is shown in the following chart:
|Activity Category||Dollars Expenditure|
Of the $3.98 billion in Highways Program expenditures, capital support represents $690 million and capital outlay $1,812 million. The percentages for these and the other elements of the Highways Program are shown below:
|Activity Category||Percent Expenditure|
|Planning & Research||1%|
C. Relationship of Capital Support to Capital Outlay
|Capital Support Category||FY 88/89||FY 89/90||FY 90/91||FY 91/92||FY 92/93||FY 93/94||FY 94/95||FY 95/96|
|Design & Right of Way||20%||20%||19%||21%||24%||17%||19%||19%|
|State Program Capital Outlay Expenditures||----||----||----||----||----||----||----||----|
Target: Based on recent trends and Project Management Improvement efforts, the Project Management Program is recommending a goal of 33%.
It is important to note that the capital support and capital outlay expenditures represent different sets of projects at different times. Most capital support effort is expended on projects to be awarded in the future. Similarly, capital outlay is expended for projects developed in the past.