Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals | Kathy Kliebert, Secretary

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Office of the Deputy Undersecretary

The Deputy Undersecretary reports to the Undersecretary and directly supervises the following operations:

Division of Contracts and Procurement Support provides contract and lease management services, procure goods and services for DHH offices, and provides property control, telecommunications, mail room, copier management and vehicle management functions for the office.

Division of Human Resources, Training and Staff Development develops and carries out departmental personnel management functions, including payroll, training and staff development.

Division of Planning & Budget develops, prepares and manages the department's budget and strategic planning process.

Health Education Authority of Louisiana helps public and nonprofit organizations in the health care, health education and bioscience fields plan, acquire and/or construct facilities within a ten-mile radius of the Medical Center of Louisiana -- New Orleans (formerly Charity Hospital) and assists them in acquiring low-cost financing through bonds for these projects.

Contract Review Committee, originally under authority of Act 998 of 1997 (Commission for the Review and Improvement of Services Procurement [CRISP] Act), a Contract Review Committee was established by DHH to review all contracts for compliance with statutory and policy requirements.



Keith Fitzgerald
Office of Deputy Undersecretary