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Appropriations Law Refresher and Update

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May 6—7
2 days
Tysons, Virginia, United States
USD 729
USD 364 per day
Jun 3—4
2 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 729
USD 364 per day
Jun 6—7
2 days
Denver, Colorado, United States
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Description

Correctly using Federally-appropriated funds to comply with relevant laws and regulations is a critical responsibility for Federal employees. Refreshing your knowledge of appropriations law basics and gaining a deeper understanding of the latest changes and developments can help ensure your organization properly uses Federally-appropriated funds. Through interactive case studies based on recent GAO decisions and focusing on key concepts of appropriations law, learn how to identify changes in policy and their impact to avoid Antideficiency Act (ADA) violations.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the legal framework supporting the legal use of funds in the federal government
  • Determine the legal availability of funds related to purpose based on long-standing and recent guidance, and federal case studies
  • Determine the legal availability of funds related to time based on long-standing and recent guidance, and federal case studies
  • Determine the legal availability of funds related to amount based on long-standing and recent guidance, and federal case studies
  • Determine the legal applications of other appropriations law topics based on long-standing and recent guidance, and federal case studies

Course Topics

Introduction and Legal Framework

  • Appropriations Law Basics
  • Appropriations and Committees
  • Resources Available for Appropriations Law Research
  • General Topics
  • Module Capstone: Case Studies for Introduction and Legal Framework

Purpose Law: Factors, Requirements, and Guidance

  • Factors to Consider in Purpose Law
  • Requirements and Guidance
  • Module Capstone: Purpose Law: Factors, Requirements, and Guidance

Legal Availability of Funds as to Time

  • Bona Fide Needs Rule
  • Time-Related Requirements
  • Module Capstone: Legal Availability of Funds as to Time

Amount and Antideficiency Act Violations

  • Following the Antideficiency Act
  • Module Capstone: Amount and Antideficiency Act Violations

Obligation, Continuing Resolutions, and Accountable Officers

  • Obligations
  • Continuing Resolution Requirements
  • Accountable Officers
  • Module Capstone: Obligation, Continuing Resolutions, and Accountable Officers

Who should attend

This course is designed for anyone who attended the Appropriations Law Seminar more than three years ago.

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