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Mission Statement

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) offers a broad-based, objective perspective on public policies, fiscal policies, and performance management to the County Executive, County Council, and other County partners. The analytical work performed in OMB provides policymakers with data and options to make informed decisions. The Office supports and enhances the effective operation of County government, ensuring funds are spent in the most fiscally prudent and socially responsible way, and that performance objectives are achieved. OMB also ensures that County expenditures are made in accordance with Executive polices and Council appropriations, consistent with the County Charter.

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Budget Overview

The total approved FY21 Operating Budget for the Office of Management and Budget is $6,380,762, an increase of $1,174,475 or 22.56 percent from the FY20 Approved Budget of $5,206,287. Personnel Costs comprise 95.44 percent of the budget for 41 full-time position(s) and one part-time position(s), and a total of 41.25 FTEs. Total FTEs may include seasonal or temporary positions and may also reflect workforce charged to or from other departments or funds. Operating Expenses account for the remaining 4.56 percent of the FY21 budget.

County Priority Outcomes

While this program area supports all eight of the County Result Areas, the following is emphasized:

  • Effective, Sustainable Government

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Program Performance Measures

Performance measures for this department are included below (where applicable). The FY20 estimates reflect funding based on the FY20 approved budget. The FY21 and FY22 figures are performance targets based on the FY21 approved budget and funding for comparable service levels in FY22.

MeasureActual
FY18
Actual
FY19
Estimated
FY20
Target
FY21
Target
FY22
Public engagement with budget: Attendance at budget forums500560560560560
Overall Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award ratings: Percent rated outstanding or proficient 196.8%97.0%97.8%
Percent of staff satisfied with usefulness of OMB IT systems83%85%88%
1  The fiscal year shown for GFOA rating corresponds to the fiscal year during which the budget was prepared (e.g. FY17 GFOA results apply to FY18 budget document, which was prepared during FY17).
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Initiatives

  • Implementing a Shared Services Team that will provide administrative and business functions for smaller County departments and offices to allow them to focus their duties directly on their core missions and functions. This team will be formed with no new County resources by shifting positions and resources no longer needed by other departments and will create future cost savings.
  • Developing the Operating Budget Workforce Module to replace the remaining Hyperion functionality for better data integrity and ease of use. The system is being developed in-house at limited additional cost to the County.
  • Continue refining the Montgomery County approach to outcomes based budgeting by examining base department and office budgets, evaluating programs for outcomes, and implementing plans to help departments and office achieve those outcomes.

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Innovations and Productivity Improvements

  • Implemented an outcomes-based approach to budgeting. For the development of the FY21 budget, OMB formed Budget Outcome Leadership Teams that involved employees from across County government to review proposals for programs and enhancements. These teams deliberated the requests, conferred with department directors and staff on their impact, and presented recommendations to the County Executive. This review process provided invaluable insight into the programs and their work greatly contributed to the Executive's recommendations.

  • Instituted a Program Evaluation and Expenditure Review (PEER) process comprised of OMB analysts, management, and representatives from the Chief Administrative Officer's Office who reviewed base budget expenditures of departments and offices to identify duplicated services and determine whether more efficient ways to perform services exist.
  • In conjunction with County departments and offices, mapped each program in County government to one of the Executive's seven priority outcomes and associated Key Indicators (where appropriate). As a result of this process, many existing programs were redefined and expenditures were realigned in order to ensure that each program in County government was focused on achieving defined, measurable outcomes.
  • Merged CountyStat into the Office of Management and Budget from the County Executive's Office. This merger creates greater synergy between the budget process and monitoring departmental performance to ensure that the County's resources are allocated in the most fiscally prudent way.

Program Descriptions

  Fiscal, Policy, and Performance Analysis

Staff in the Budget Preparation and Administration program serve the County by preparing the County's Operating Budget, Public Services Program, Capital Budget, and Capital Improvement Program ensuring compliance with the County Charter and the decisions of elected officials. fiscal projections prepared by OMB are used by County elected officials...

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Program Contacts

Contact Chris Mullin of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2772 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Budget Summary
TitleActual
FY19
Budget
FY20
Estimate
FY20
Approved
FY21
%Chg
Bud/App
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages3629888.003950086.00 3694182.00 4916789.0024.5
Employee Benefits1008569.001046201.00 1077710.00 1172812.0012.1
County General Fund Personnel Costs4638457.004996287.00 4771892.00 6089601.0021.9
Operating Expenses138597.00210000.00 251595.00 291161.0038.7
County General Fund Expenditures4777054.005206287.00 5023487.00 6380762.0022.6
PERSONNEL
Full-Time33.0033.00 33.00 41.0024.2
Part-Time1.001.00 1.00 1.000.0
FTEs33.2533.25 33.25 41.2524.1
FY21 Approved Changes
TitleExpendituresFTEs
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Shift: Shared Administrative Resources Model4933023.00
Increase Cost: FY21 Compensation Adjustment826610.00
FY21 APPROVED5759633.00
Charges to Other Departments
Charged DepartmentCharged FundFY20
Total$
FY20
FTES
FY21
Total$
FY21
FTES
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
Human ResourcesEmployee Health Self Insurance853710.50996190.50
Funding Parameter Items ($000s)
TitleFY21FY22FY23FY24FY25FY26
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
FY21 Approved6381.0000006381.0000006381.0000006381.0000006381.0000006381.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Elimination of One-Time Items Approved in FY210.000000-25.000000-25.000000-25.000000-25.000000-25.000000
Items recommended for one-time funding in FY21, including one-time operating costs associated with the merger of CountyStat and the creation of the Shared Services Team, will be eliminated from the base in the outyears.
Subtotal Expenditures6381.0000006356.0000006356.0000006356.0000006356.0000006356.000000