2006 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB5002 (Introduced)

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Virginia Information Technologies Agency

Item 426

Item 426

First Year - FY2007Second Year - FY2008
Administrative and Support Services (89900)sum sufficient
Fund Sources:  

Authority: Title 2.2, Chapter 20.1, Code of Virginia.

A. Operational costs for General Management and Direction shall be paid solely from charges to other programs within this agency.

B. The Director, Department of Planning and Budget, shall adjust the position level of the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) based on the number of positions transferred to the private vendor in accordance with any agreement between the private vendor and VITA pursuant to the Public-Private Educational Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002.  Any net increase in the position level as thus adjusted shall be approved by the Governor.

C. The Director, Department of Planning and Budget, is authorized to adjust appropriations that were provided to state agencies in support of unplanned costs associated with VITA investment management and security management service rates, should the methodology behind applying these rates change.

D. The provisions of Title 2.2, Chapter 20.1 of the Code of Virginia shall not apply to the Virginia Port Authority.

E. The requirement that the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services purchase information technology equipment or services from VITA according to the provisions of Chapters 981 and 1021 of the Acts of Assembly of 2003 shall not adversely impact the provision of services to mentally disabled clients.

F.1. The Department of Human Resource Management shall review all compensation actions for VITA employees for proper application of the Commonwealth's classification and compensation policies or procedures. Subject to a memorandum of agreement between these two agencies, such review shall be undertaken in a timely manner and the results reported back to VITA within five business days of completion.

2. No later than November 1 of each year the department shall report its findings of any material deviations from such policies or procedures and the corrective actions that have been taken to the Virginia Information Technologies Investment Board, the Governor, the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees, and the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission.

G. The Board shall not delegate any duties or responsibilities to the Chairman other than to preside over meetings or act as the Board's spokesperson in public meetings. The Chairman shall have no powers or duties greater than those given to any other Board member. The Board shall use the Chief Information Officer to arrange Board and committee meetings and agendas and solicit the Chief Information Officer's advice on Information Technology Investment Board meeting topics and the frequency of meetings.

H. There is hereby created the Virginia Information Technologies Agency Advisory Committee to be comprised of the heads of five large and three small state agencies, or their designees, representing each of the secretarial areas.  The purpose of the committee is to advise the Chief Information Officer of the Commonwealth and the Information Technology Investment Board on the services provided by VITA and the development and use of technology and telecommunications applications, policies, procedures, and guidelines in state agencies.  Members of the committee shall be selected by the Chief Information Officer.  The committee shall meet monthly and report its findings and recommendations to the Chief Information Officer and the Board.