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Management Concepts

DoD Fiscal Law Online Refresher

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About the course

This online self-study course is designed for personnel who work in the Department of Defense and are periodically required to take a refresher course in fiscal law (also known as appropriations law) or who want to refresh their knowledge of fiscal law. The course introduces powerful research tools and internet resources.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the sources of Fiscal Law and Department of Defense funding
  • Review key fiscal law terms and concepts
  • Determine the legal availability of appropriations according to the principles of purpose, time, and amount
  • Identify violations and penalties of the Antideficiency Act (ADA)
  • Determine Accountable Officer's liability

Course Topics

Fiscal Law Statutory Framework

  • Introduction to Fiscal Law
  • Sources of DoD Funding

Legal Availability of Appropriations: Purpose

  • Introduction to the Purpose Rule
  • The Necessary Expense Rule
  • Common Purpose Issues, Part I
  • Common Purpose Issues, Part II

Legal Availability of Appropriations: Time

  • Introduction to the Time Rule
  • Bona Fide Needs Rule, Part I
  • Bona Fide Needs Rule, Part II
  • Advance Payment Prohibition

Legal Availability of Appropriations: Amount

  • Introduction to the Amount Rule
  • Augmentation and Voluntary Services
  • Miscellaneous Receipts

Other Fiscal Law Considerations

  • Other Considerations

Who should attend

This course is designed for personnel working in the Department of Defense who are required to take a refresher course in fiscal law or those who want to refresh their knowledge of fiscal law.

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