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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

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FY2005 Budget and Performance Summary



FEES AND EXPENSES OF WITNESSES
(Dollars in thousands)


    SALARIES AND EXPENSES 
    Pos. FTE Amount
         
2003 Obligations   0 0 $160,382
         
2004 Appropriation Enacted (without Rescission)   0 0 156,145
  2004 Rescission -- Reduction applied to DOJ (0.465%)   0 0 0
  2004 Rescission -- Government-wide reduction (0.59%)   0 0 0
2004 Appropriation Enacted (with Rescission)   0 0 156,145
         
2005 Total Request   0 0 177,585
         
  Change 2005 from 2004   0 0 21,440
         
2005 Current Services   0 0 156,145
         
Program Improvements by Strategic Goal:        
         
Goal 2:  Enforce Federal Laws and Represent the Rights and Interests
of the American People
  0 0 21,440
         
2005 Total Request   0 0 177,585
  Change 2005 from 2004       21,440
         

 

FEES AND EXPENSES OF WITNESSES
SALARIES AND EXPENSES
(Dollars in thousands)


    2004 Appropriation Enacted 
(w/ Rescission)
2005 Current Services 2005 Request Program Improvements/Offsets
Comparison by activity and program   Perm
Pos.
FTE Amount Perm
Pos.
FTE Amount Perm
Pos.
FTE Amount Perm
Pos.
FTE Amount
                           
1. Fees and Expenses of Witnesses   0 0 $116,145 0 0 $116,145 0 0 $137,285 0 0 $21,140
                           
2. Protection of Witnesses   0 0 31,000 0 0 31,000 0 0 $31,000 0 0 0
                           
3. Victim Compensation Fund   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 0 0 0
                           
4. Private Counsel   0 0 7,000 0 0 7,000 0 0 $7,000 0 0 0
                           
5. Superior Court Informants Program   0 0 1,000 0 0 1,000 0 0 $1,000 0 0 0
                           
6. Alternative Dispute Resolution   0 0 1,000 0 0 1,000 0 0 $1,300 0 0 300
                           
    Total   0 0 156,145 0 0 156,145 0 0 177,585 0 0 21,440
                           
                           
This appropriation is used to pay fees and expenses to witnesses who appear on behalf of the Government in litigation in which the United States is a party.  There are many factors over which the Department of Justice has little, or no, control that affect the costs incurred.  The U.S. Attorneys, the U.S. Marshals, and the six litigating divisions are served by this appropriation.
                           
Program Improvements by Strategic Goal                      
                           
Goal 2: Enforce Federal Laws and Represent the Rights and Interests of the American People 0 0 $21,440
                           
1.  Expert Witnesses      
Additional funding of $21,140,000 is requested as expert witness costs for FY 2005 are expected to increase for several of the Departmentís larger expert witness users in the areas that continue to expand such as financial fraud, violent crime, environmental protection, and voting rights.  Total FY 2005 current services resources for this initiative are $116,145,000.       
     
                           
2.  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)      
Additional funding of $300,000 is requested to enhance ADR because the Office of Dispute Resolution has had to authorize the payment of increased hourly fees in order to continue to retain professionals of the caliber required to handle alternative dispute resolution for Justice Department litigated matters.  Total FY 2005 current services for this initiative are $1,000,000.      
     
                           
Net, Program Improvements, Fees and Expenses of Witnesses 0 0 21,440
                           

 


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