This two-day, elective course explores 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. Each offering includes specific budget processes and information.
• Identify major legislation that impacts the Federal budget process
• Track the budget timeline and the phases of the budget process
• Identify the roles of the major players in the budget process
• Outline how agencies use and track their allocated funds
• Explain how agency budgets are prepared and how they contribute to the President's Budget
• List the types of audits used after the budget has been executed
• Quantify the size and scope of the present budget
• Identify trends in Federal spending during the last 50 years
Student are required to have a computer with internet access.