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Federal Appropriations Law Update Training

This training is designed for individuals who attended the Federal Appropriations Law course more than three years ago. The material includes updates on the latest changes in the GAO’s Principles of Federal Appropriations Law (Red Book) and covers recent case rules.

Course Overview

This 1-day, instructor-led training is designed for anyone who took the Appropriations Law training course more than three years ago. This training will:

  • Bring students up to date on the latest changes in the GAO’s Principles of Federal Appropriations Law
  • Cover recent appropriations law case rulings
  • Address topics such as lobbying, personal services equipment, gifts, contests, serving food and refreshments, grants, expenses and credit monitoring services, and Anti-Deficiency Act (ADA) reporting requirements.


Federal Appropriations Law Update Training

5/13/20 - 5/13/20 (1 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Columbia, MD
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Course Outline

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 training?

This course is intended for Program Managers, Accountants, Budget Analysts, Auditors, Purchase Card Holders, Approving Managers, Contracting Officers, Certifying Officers, and Attorneys working in the federal government.

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Starting at $550

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  • Included in this Federal Appropriations Law Update Training

    • 1 days instructor-led training
    • Federal Appropriations Law Update Training training book
    • Notepad, pen and highlighter
    • Variety of bagels, fruits, doughnuts and cereal available at the start of class*
    • Tea, coffee and soda available throughout the day*
    • Freshly baked cookies every afternoon*
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