The Role of the Budget Section:

Under the Commissioner’s Office, Finance & Accountability, the centralized Budget Section is responsible for departmental policy, procedures, processing, training and controls relating to the operating budget and ensuring compliance with state laws and other procedures. Additionally, staff is responsible for analyzing, monitoring, and managing the Department’s annual operating budget, including budget amendments, revised programs, supplemental budgets, legislative budget requests, coordinating performance measure reporting, Alaska Mental Health Trust budget requests and reporting, and fiscal notes.

This centralized budget section includes staff responsible for department Medicaid expenditure and caseload information. Staff in this group is also responsible for providing data information to the department’s revenue unit for federal revenue draws, monitoring financing mechanisms, and assisting departmental staff on Medicaid expenditure trends and analysis.

We provide advisory and technical support on the operating budget to the nine divisions within the department, as well as management guidance and analysis to the Commissioner’s Office.

You can also contact us at the address and phone number shown below.

Contact Information:

Janelle Earls
State of Alaska
Department of Health & Social Services
Finance and Management Services - Budget Section
P.O. Box 110650 
Juneau, AK 99811-0650

Phone: 907-465-1629
Fax: 907-465-1850
TDD: 907-465-3196