Pre-established tables of organization (T.O.) formulated by the Division of Administration through the budget development process limits the number of employee positions an organization can have at any given time. The CAHS is exempted from this limitation and is allowed to create essential operational and services positions as needed and as funding allows. All CAHS employees are civil service employees and all civil service rules apply.
Streamlined Contract Approval
The La. R.S. 39:1481; Louisiana’s Procurement Code, applies to every expenditure of public funds by the executive branch of state government and dictates that the letting of contracts exceeding established thresholds by category be governed by the Division of Administration’s Office of Contractual Review. The La. R.S. 38:2211 and 38:2212 allow for the letting of contracts directly by “public entities.” In its definition of public entities is included, “any political subdivision of the state.” In La. R.S. 46:2664(D) which created the district, CAHS is designated as a political subdivision of the state and therefore allowed to let contracts internally.
Community Partnerships Enhance Our System of Care.
Partnerships or collaborations have been instrumental in the District’s successes. They have increased awareness of, and referrals to, CAHS’s services, helped to address the stigma associated with disabilities and served as a means to implement prevention and early intervention strategies. Many of our partners have identified new ways to better serve our clients and been a source of new funding.
Learn More About Our Procurement Process.
Click on the links below for more information about the CAHS procurement process.