Chief Administrative Office
The Chief Administrative Office is responsible for carrying out the City’s mission, vision, and values by overseeing the day-to-day operational functions of City Hall, coordinating and implementing innovative solutions to reform city government, and ensuring the city is fiscally responsible.
The CAO's office is led by First Deputy Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer Andy Kopplin.
Transformation Plan for New Orleans
In 2011, Mayor Mitch Landrieu engaged The Public Strategies Group (PSG) to conduct a diagnostic assessment of City organization to identify opportunities for transformational change to increase the effectiveness, efficiency, adaptability, and capacity to innovate.
Click here to view the Transformation Plan for New Orleans
Access the Employee Budget Preparation Application
One of the primary functions of the Chief Administrative Office is the creation and presentation of the annual City budget. City of New Orleans uses Budgeting for Outcomes, a national best practice designed to improve services and get a better return on investment of public dollars.
Budgeting for Outcomes
Budgeting for Outcomes encourages City agencies to invest public resources based on the result the City wants to achieve. Whereas in traditional budgeting systems, where budgets are based on incremental changes to the previous year’s level of effort, budgeting for outcomes ensures that all programs are funded based on how well they achieve the Mayor’s key priorities.