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Introduction to Federal Budgeting

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Oct 31 - Nov 02, 2017
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Washington , DC $1049 O
Dec 12 - Dec 14, 2017
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
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Jan 23 - Jan 25, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
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Feb 20 - Feb 22, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
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Mar 13 - Mar 15, 2018
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Mar 27 - Mar 29, 2018
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San Diego , CA $1049 O
Apr 10 - Apr 12, 2018
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Albuquerque , NM $1049 O
Apr 17 - Apr 19, 2018
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Las Vegas , NV $1049 O
Apr 24 - Apr 26, 2018
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Washington , DC $1049 O
May 01 - May 03, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Atlanta , GA $1049 O
May 08 - May 10, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Washington , DC $1049 O
May 15 - May 17, 2018
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San Francisco , CA $1049 O
May 22 - May 24, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
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Jun 05 - Jun 07, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
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Jun 05 - Jun 07, 2018
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Seattle , WA $1049 O
Jun 12 - Jun 14, 2018
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Virginia Beach , VA $1049 O
Jun 19 - Jun 21, 2018
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Chicago , IL $1049 O
Jun 26 - Jun 28, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Washington , DC $1049 O
Jul 10 - Jul 12, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Washington , DC $1049 O
Jul 24 - Jul 26, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
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Jul 31 - Aug 02, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Denver , CO $1049 O
Aug 14 - Aug 16, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Washington , DC $1049 O
Aug 21 - Aug 23, 2018
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Philadelphia , PA $1049 O
Sep 11 - Sep 13, 2018
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Dallas , TX $1049 O
Sep 18 - Sep 20, 2018
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Sep 18 - Sep 20, 2018
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Denver , CO $1049 O
Sep 25 - Sep 27, 2018
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San Antonio , TX $1049 O
Oct 16 - Oct 18, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Washington , DC $1049 O
Nov 13 - Nov 15, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Washington , DC $1049 O
Dec 11 - Dec 13, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Washington , DC $1049 O
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Course overview

Gain a solid foundation in the principles and concepts of the federal budget process. In this first of six core budget courses, become familiar with the basic concepts of federal budgeting. Learn the fundamentals of preparing and modifying a budget; the key players and their roles; appropriation types and their distinctive characteristics; the four phases of budgeting; and the purpose of midyear reviews.

This course is part of the Certificate of Accomplishmentin Program and Management Analysis and the Master Certificate in Federal Financial Management (MCFFM).

This course aligns with the following Department of Defense financial management competencies:

DoD FM CompetencyProficiency LevelHours
Budget Concepts,Policies, andPrinciples3 4
Budget Formulation, Justification, and Presentation 3 8
Fundamentals and Operations of Budget 1 12

Who should attend?

Budget, program and administrative technicians, analysts, officers and managers; accountants and accounting technicians; and auditors, financial analysts, interns/trainees and management analysts who would like to better understand the federal budget process.

Leval: Foundation.

Learning outcomes

  • Describe the federal budget process
  • Use budget terminology correctly
  • Apply budget concepts and techniques to your programs
  • Identify the key elements of a performance budget
  • Track and analyze costs to ensure budget compliance

Course outline

Syllabus -- Intro. to Federal Budgeting, BUDG7001D, Grad. School, USDA

Day one of three

  • Federal Budget Overview
    • Purposes of the Federal budget
    • Key budget legislation
    • Flow of budget authority
    • Types of appropriations

  • Organizational Budget Overview
    • Request for budget authority
    • Control Spending
    • Accountability
    • Productivity analysis

Day two of three

  • Government Performance and Results Act
    • Overview and definitions
    • Performance measurement
    • Setting goals and objectives

  • Budget Formulation
    • Major events in the formulation process
    • Application of object classes
    • Budgeting steps for appropriated fund budgets
    • Budgeting steps for revolving fund budgets

Day three of three

  • Budget Execution
    • Major events during execution
    • Other important execution processes
    • Checklist for modifying budget

  • Budget Justification
    • Purpose
    • Understanding OMB guidance
    • Contents of a budget justification
    • Writing a budget justification

  • Review Quiz

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