Appropriations Law (2 Day)
This two-day, elective course introduces participants to the purposes and principles of Federal fiscal law. It blends lecture, case studies, and participation in a way that engages and challenges, while maximizing the exchange of both practical and theoretical information. The primary reference is the Government Accountability Office (GAO) Principles of Federal Appropriations Law (Red Book). Cited cases are all searchable by case number or decision number as referenced. This course includes several practical exercises to reinforce Appropriations Law requirements and how to mitigate other Appropriations Law issues.
• Locate, interpret, and apply the appropriations law principles or regulations applicable to Federal Government
• Determine appropriate course of actions based on interpretations
• Apply appropriations law to real-world scenarios with respect to purpose, time, and amount
• Understand the Anti-Deficiency Act (ADA) provisions, violation penalties, and reporting requirements
• Determine the availability of appropriations for specific purposes. Included in this course will be the Three Step Analysis, Necessary Expense Rule, and Statutory Purpose Restrictions