The Mission of the Arkansas State Plant Board Administration Division is to maintain administrative services and controls within the agency, thus enabling the employees to effectively serve the regulated industries and the general public.
The Administration Division is composed of six sections:
The Director and Assistant Director coordinate the work of all agency divisions and sections, and direct the field work of the Agricultural Specialists.
Personnel Section: This section is responsible for the administration of the agency's personnel management system. This includes the maintenance of leave records and cost accounting of hours worked in all programs. The section is responsible for recruiting, interviewing, and assisting the divisions in filling vacancies. The section also edits the Plant Board News and works with staff in disseminating information about the Plant Board and its activities.
Accounting Section: This section receives and accounts for all fees collected; prepares payrolls and pays all bills; orders supplies and services needed; maintains personnel files; and keeps an inventory of all Plant Board property.
Office Management Section: The Office Management section supervises office clerical staff; inventories, requisitions, and receives office supplies; and, serves as secretary to the Plant Board Director and Assistant Director.
Printing and Mailing Section: This section prints and forwards all seed tags, labels and plant permits; supplies the field staff with items needed; keeps mailing list current; addresses, sorts by zip codes, bundles and mails the Plant Board News each month; and, prepares, posts, and forwards all mail.
Technical Services Section: The Technical Services section maintains the agency's computer system and operates the chemical laboratory. The chemical laboratory analyzes feed, fertilizer, pesticide, lime and soil amendment samples submitted by the field specialist, by chemical, instrumental and other analytical methods to determine whether or not these products meet their respective guarantees.
Agricultural Specialists Section: This section is responsible for field activities such as sampling seed, feed, fertilizer, pesticides, and lime. This section conducts various field inspections to insure compliance. The section also conducts field investigations of possible violations of laws and regulations.