This one-day, elective course provides the participant with a refresher in skills ranging from the proper interpretation and application of Federal appropriations law to the use of appropriated funds. Review of Federal Government Appropriations Law using the Government Accountability Office (GAO) Principles of Federal Appropriations Law (Red Book). Review of the relationship of agency budgets to appropriations, propriety, timing, and legality of certain types of expenditures. Participants will review the basis to make legal decisions.


Learning Objectives

  • Authoritatively provide guidance to decision makers on the legality of proposed actions

  • Assist in a review of proposed in-house regulations

  • Support agency policy in the legal use of annual, multi-year, and no-year appropriations

  • Apply comptroller general decisions to organizational activities

  • Assess propriety of administrative decisions


Technical Requirements

Student are required to have a computer with internet access. 






1 Day

Appropriations Law Refresher

Course Dates




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    Manassas, Virginia

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