:: Efficiency and Performance
:: FY 2016


     DAL PERFORMANCE INDICATORS SHOWING SPEED AND  EFFICIENCY OF OPERATION

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The DAL is operating very efficiently. The DAL cost per hearing of $618 was 30% of the national average cost ($2066 per hearing), and 26% of the Southern Regional Average Cost ($2390 per hearing).
 
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DAL's judges handle their caseload with no ALJ secretarial staff. Support staff are used as case schedulers and Clerk's office docketing and case processing staff--but not as secretaries to judges. Through the use of technology, support staff levels are very low. DAL support staff is 34% less than the National average number of support staff relative to number of judges.
 
•  In short, the State of Louisiana is receiving from DAL an excellent bargain for the conduct of its impartial administrative hearings. DAL handles a very large caseload with minimum staff.



     DAL PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

                    FY 2016

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Cases Docketed 13,383
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Hearings Conducted 11,343
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Cases Docketed that are Properly Filed and Received 100%
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Prehearing Conferences Conducted 1,602
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Settlements 4,118
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Decisions & Orders Issued 15,732
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Hearings Held in Less than 30 Minutes 58.20%
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Average Number Of Days From Date Docketed To Case Closed 44.6
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Average Number Of Days From Record Closed To Decision Signed 5.6