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International Narcotics and Law Enforcement: FY 2002 Budget Justification
Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
May 2001
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Budget Summary ($000)

FY 2000
Actual

FY 2001
Estimated

FY 2002
Request

9,800

11,500

13,000

Objectives

    • Develop and manage narcotics control and anticrime activities of the U.S. Department of State;
    • Coordinate counternarcotics and law enforcement policy with other U.S. Government agencies; and
    • Provide program, financial, procurement, and administrative guidance and assistance for narcotics and anticrime programs worldwide.

    Justification

    The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is charged with developing strategies and programs to achieve international counternarcotics and criminal justice foreign policy objectives. INL maintains a cadre of program and technical experts to carry out its initiatives, both overseas and domestically. Washington staff activities include but are not limited to the following: budget formulation, overall policy formulation, guidance and analysis; developing, guiding, evaluating and backstopping programs overseas; conducting periodic visits to embassy narcotics affairs sections to review, analyze, and make recommendations on programs and funds control; developing or sponsoring management control seminars for overseas staff; developing training programs for new personnel; and coordinating policy and programs with other agencies and governments.

    Program Development and Support (PD&S) funds provide for the domestic administrative operating costs associated with the Washington-based INL staff. Approximately 70 per cent of the requested PD&S funds will be used for salaries and benefits of direct-hire INL employees, in addition to other part-time employees, contractors, reimbursable support personnel and re-hired annuitants. Currently, these funds support 100 domestic direct-hire staff. Another twelve domestic positions are not funded from PD&S; one is based in Miami and is funded from Latin America Regional program funds, and the rest are in direct support of interregional aviation activities and are therefore funded from that portion of INL’s budget.

    Staff travel is also provided under PD&S funding and is essential to review and evaluate the many programs INL supports worldwide, as well as to promote and advance international counternarcotics and criminal justice foreign policy objectives. In addition, PD&S funds are used for the following: other services including computer service personnel, computer maintenance and payments to the U.S. Department of State for the support services it provides; utilities, primarily telephone; computer equipment, software and office furniture; printing and reproduction (e.g., the Congressional Budget Justification and the International Narcotics Control Strategy Report); and supplies and materials.

    Headquarters staff provides administrative support to personnel working on anticrime functions of INL. However, salaries and expenses of some of these positions are funded by the Department of State’s Diplomatic and Consular Programs account. The PD&S budget request for FY 2002 will also cover the annualized portion of wage increases for 20 INL positions that are planned to be filled during FY 2001 and FY 2002 to improve program oversight and expanded programs. In addition, the request will cover the annual government-wide cost of living adjustment approved by Congress, justified promotions and in-grade step increases, employee transfer costs, office renovation expenses, upgrading information management systems, and inflation.

    Program Development and Support

    INL Budget

    ($000)

     

    FY 2000

    FY 2001

    FY 2002

    Salaries and Benefits

         

    Direct-hire Staff

    6,697

    7,800

    8,500

    Other Staff (contract, reimb., WAE)

    497

    550

    800

    Subtotal

    7,194

    8,350

    9,300

    Travel and Transportation of Persons and Things

    344

    570

    700

    Rents, Communications and Utilities

    217

    290

    400

    Printing and Reproduction

    138

    140

    140

    Other Services

    1,226

    1,670

    1,800

    Supplies and Materials

    133

    140

    160

    Equipment

    548

    340

    500

    Total

    9,800

    11,500

    13,000



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