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Dec 12 - Dec 13, 2017
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-WED
Washington , DC $679 O
Feb 06 - Feb 07, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-WED
Washington , DC $679 O
Apr 17 - Apr 18, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-WED
Washington , DC $679 O
May 30 - May 31, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , WED-THU
Atlanta , GA $679 O
Jun 12 - Jun 13, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-WED
Washington , DC $679 O
Jul 11 - Jul 12, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , WED-THU
San Diego , CA $679 O
Aug 28 - Aug 29, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-WED
Washington , DC $679 O
Sep 05 - Sep 06, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , WED-THU
Seattle , WA $679 O
Dec 11 - Dec 12, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-WED
Washington , DC $679 O
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Course overview

The federal budget process is a highly structured system carried out in four distinct phases. In this brief but comprehensive course, explore the major phases and timing of the federal budget process; principal participants and their roles; current issues affecting congressional actions; and how the budget is reviewed and audited.

This course aligns with the following DoD FM competency:
DoD FM CompetencyProficiency LevelHours
Budget Concepts, Policies and Principles 1 16

Who should attend?

Anyone who needs an overview of the federal budget process.

Leval: Foundation.

Learning outcomes

  • Recognize the impact of the Government Performance and Results Act on the budget process
  • Describe the roles of the Office of Management and Budget, Government Accountability Office, the Congressional Budget Office and the Inspector General of the Executive Branch in the budget process
  • Identify current issues that affect the congressional phase of the federal budget process

Course outline

Syllabus -- Federal Budget Process, BUDG7103D, Grad. School, USDA

Day one of two

  • Federal Budget Overview
    • Terms and concepts
    • The budget process and participants
    • The President's budget
    • Budgeting and the economy
    • Budget baselines
    • Budget functions

  • Budget Formulation
    • Preparation of the President's budget
    • Agency's budget justification to OMB
    • Budget documents
    • Formulation schedule

  • Budget Examination and Review by OMB
    • OMB's history and functions
    • Organization of OMB
    • OMB circulars

  • End day one

Day two of two

  • Congressional Action on the Budget
    • Overview of the congressional budget process
    • Budget resolution
    • Reconciliation
    • Appropriations acts
    • Continuing resolutions
    • Authorizing legislation
    • Influencing appropriations
    • Types of spending
    • Budget enforcement and sequestration
    • Congressional Budget Office

  • Budget Execution
    • Overview of the budget execution cycle
    • Treasury warrants
    • Apportionments
    • Fund allotments
    • Obligations and expenditures
    • Reporting
    • Deprogramming and transfers
    • Deferrals and rescissions
    • Supplemental appropriations

  • Review and Audit of Budget Results
    • GAO audits
    • Appropriations law
    • Inspectors General
    • GPRA

  • End day two

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