Budget Analyst - Federal Agency Money Matters

 

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Current Budgeting Developments:  President's budget for FY 2011Congressional Budget Office's assessmentsPresident's Economic Report. Status of appropriations:  Library of Congress updates as Congress acts.   Information available for FY 2011 (will start October 1 and end September 30, 2011), and links for years 1998 to 2010.
The House. The Senate.
Office of Management and Budget Circulars, A-11 (budget preparation and execution) for FY 2009 budget process, A-130 (information technology), A-94 (cost-benefit analysis) Memoranda and bulletins. Federal deficit Daily history of the Federal debt, Bureau of the Public Debt, summary of Treasury securities outstanding.  Projections by the Congressional Budget Office (Administration's projections are part of the budget materials). Social Security funding.
President's budget for FY 2007 as presented by OMB.  FY 2007 and earlier years available at the GPO archives.  Economic Report of the President. Federal Government: U.S. Government Manual, GPO Access, FirstGov.gov portal
Finding Laws Current bills at Thomas.  Research the US Code, with cross references (best for newer laws).  Browse current (2000) edition of US Code or search the US Code (good for older material).  Cornell provides the US Code by title and sections. Performance management Meeting President's agenda, scorecard, and "getting to green," the E-Gov strategy, GPRA and the Senate report on GPRA, PART for FY 2005.
Associations: AABPA, GFOA, AGA, NASBO Competitive Sourcing Circular A-76
Accounting Standards:  FASAB, GASB, FASB
Budget analysis Cost estimation models, parametric estimating handbook, Federal inflation factors (March 2003) Government Accountability Office (GAO) - The Principles of Appropriations Law (five large PDF files) are accessible from the legal products page Recent GAO interpretations may change appropriations law.  (Changed name from General Accounting Office.)
Budget analysis as career: Profession described in Occupational Outlook Handbook, Federal position classifications Treasury's Financial Management Service:  Treasury Financial Manual, Standard Government Ledger (USSGL)

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PROCESS - how a Federal agency's budget is developed and how money becomes available for programs.

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LINKS to key sites for researching agency budgets and developments that affect them.  Link usefulness is evaluated:

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What is happening - Developments and the Process - find out what is going on, why, as it goes on.  Links for information on continuing resolution and shutdowns, budget deficits and surplus, linking budgets and performance plans.

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The Federal Budget - United States Federal government budget, where to find budget documents, alternative views on budget.

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Agency Requests and Numbers - detailed budget requests for selected Federal agencies, analysis of types of information available at each site.

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Budget execution - information on budget execution and sources of guidance.

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Performance management - how to do GPRA related performance management, performance measures, and outcomes.

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Other Information - guidance, strategic plans, performance plans, and research tools.

 

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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions:  Finding the Numbers and What They Mean, Budget Guidance and Ways of Doing Budgets, Budget-Related Issues and Concerns, Budget-Related Concepts, Careers and Jobs.  Social security, budget deficit and surplus, reprogramming, outsourcing.

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CONCEPTS related to budget analysis - the "budget life cycle" of programs and organizations, others - Federal biennial budgeting in your future?

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TECHNICAL aspects of budget analysis - payroll calculations (PC&B), others.

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OPINIONS on budget and related topics, addressing upcoming issues on performance management, performance measures, biennial budgeting, careers, continuing resolution, GPRA, others.

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CAREERS - exploring budget analysis, enjoying your work, enhancing your career, getting the job you want.  Recommended reading.  (Budget analysis job interview coming up?  What you can expect.)

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REFERENCES for budget analysis.  Books.  Periodicals.  Sources for publications.

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