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Program Description

  Budget Preparation and Administration

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 in setting policy for the County, and help maintain the County's AAA bond rating.

OMB staff support County partners in fiscal management and policy development, resource management, collective bargaining negotiations, management and performance analyses, fiscal impact analyses of legislation and regulations, development and monitoring of user fees and other revenue sources, and the review of grant applications and contract compliance. To ensure prudent fiscal stewardship, OMB offers several training sessions for County partners throughout the year and provides support for the County Executive's budget forums with County residents. OMB is frequently recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association for its high-quality budget publications.

OMB provides representation on a number of committees including the Contract Review Committee, Interagency Group on Energy and Utilities Management, the Board of Investment Trustees, the Diversity Council, the Telecommunications Transmission Facility Coordinating Group, the Labor Relations Policy Committee, the ERP Steering Committee, the Information Technology Policy Advisory Committee, the Public Safety System Modernization Project, the Housing Loan Review Committee, the Collaboration Council of Montgomery County, and the Rapid Transit Steering Committee.

Program Contacts

Contact Amy Wilson of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2775 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY17Actual FY18Estimated FY19Target FY20Target FY21
Overall Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award ratings - percent rated outstanding or proficient 198.996.898.098.098.0
Percentage of respondents rating OMB services as good or very good on the OMB Customer Survey for the budget process 288.973.
Percentage of respondents rating the ability of OMB staff to provide effective support in solving problems as good or very good on the OMB Customer Survey for the budget process85.
Percentage of respondents rating the quality of OMB training and instructional materials as good or very good on the OMB Customer Survey for the budget process96.
Number of budget preparation and system trainings conducted by OMB 381211148
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).
2  The Fiscal year shown in connection with all OMB Customer Survey results corresponds to the fiscal year during which the budget was prepared (e.g. FY17 results apply to the process of preparing the FY18 budget, which occurred during FY17).
3  Increase in even numbered fiscal years due to increased CIP trainings during the development of a full CIP.

Program Budget Changes

FY20 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY19 Approved492030533.25
Increase Cost: Restore One-Time Lapse Increase1947130.00
Add: Contractual IT Support1000000.00
Add: Budget Management Tool (A Balancing Act)100000.00
Decrease Cost: Increase lapse and turnover savings-1360960.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.1173650.00
FY20 Approved520628733.25