Class Details

Price: $1,250

3-Day Course Includes:

  • Class exercises in addition to training instruction
  • Courseware books, notepads, pens, highlighters and other materials
  • Full breakfast with variety of bagels, fruits, yogurt, doughnuts and juice
  • Tea, coffee, and soda available all day
  • Freshly baked cookies every afternoon - * only at participating locations

For group training options, please call us at (240) 667-7757 or email promo@phoenixts.com. 

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction

  • Topic 1: Nature of Appropriations Law
  • Topic 2: Congressional "Power of the Purse"
  • Topic 3: "Life Cycle" of an Appropriation
  • Topic 4: The Government Accountability Office (GAO): Legal Decisions
  • Cases

Module 2: The Legal Framework 

  • Topic 1: Appropriations and Related Terminology
  • Topic 2: Some Basic Concepts
  • Topic 3: Relationship of Appropriations to Other Types of Legislation
  • Topic 4: Determining Congressional Intent
  • Cases

 Module 3: Agency Regulations and Administrative Discretion

  • Topic 1: Agency Regulations 
  • Topic 2: Agency Administrative Interpretations
  • Topic 3: Administrative Discretion
  • Cases

Module 4: Availability of Appropriations: Purpose

  • Topic 1: DoD's Three Types of Acquisitions  
  • Topic 2: General Principles
  • Topic 3: The "Necessary Expense" Doctrine
  • Topic 4: Specific Purpose Authorities and Limitations
  • Cases

Module 5: Availability of Appropriations: Time

  • Topic 1: Period of Availability
  • Topic 2: Three Phases in the Life Cycle of Appropriations
  • Topic 3: General Principles -- Duration of Appropriations
  • Topic 4: The "Bona Fide Needs" Rule
  • Topic 5: Advance Payments
  • Topic 6: Disposition of Appropriation Balance
  • Topic 7: Effect of Litigation (and Bid Protests) on Period of Availability

Module 6: Availability of Appropriations -- Amount

  • Topic 1: Types of Appropriation Language
  • Topic 2: The Antideficiency Act
  • Topic 3: Supplemental and Deficiency Appropriations
  • Topic 4: Augmentation of Appropriations
  • Cases

Module 7: Obligation of Appropriations

  • Topic 1: Criteria for Recording Obligations
  • Topic 2: Continent Liabilities
  • Topic 3: Reporting Requirements
  • Topic 4: Deobligation
  • Cases

Module 8: Continuing Resolutions

  • Topic 1: Rate for Operations
  • Topic 2: Projects or Activities
  • Cases

Module 9: Liability and Relief of Accountable Officers

  • Topic 1: General Principles
  • Topic 2: Physical Loss or Deficiency
  • Topic 3: Illegal or Improper Payments
  • Topic 4: Statutory Provisions and Who Can Grant Relief for Improper Payments
  • Topic 5: Statute of Limitations
  • Topic 6: Procedures
  • Topic 7: Collection Action
  • Topic 8: Restitution, Reimbursement, and Restoration
  • Cases

 

Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to do the following:

  • Understand basic terminology of fiscal/appropriations law
  • Discuss the four phases of the budget and appropriations process
  • Examine the role of the Governmet Accountability Office
  • Understand basic concepts of "budget authority"
  • Learn the difference between transfer and reprogramming
  • Discuss the relationship between authorizations and appropriations
  • Determine congressional intent of legislation
  • Examine authority of agency regulations and administrative discretion
  • Understand the "purpose statute"
  • Learn what constitutes a "necessary expense"
  • Discuss specific purpose authority limitations
  • Understand general principles on the duration of appropriations
  • Learn how the "bona fide needs rule" affects agencies' appropriations
  • Appreciate the prohibitions against advance payments
  • Discuss the disposition of appropriations balances
  • Understand general principles on the amount f appropriations
  • Define terminology relating to appropriations language
  • Learn key aspects of the Antideficiency Act
  • Distinguish between supplemental and deficiency appropriations
  • Know basic principles relating to augmentation of appropriations
  • Understand general principles on the amount f appropriations
  • Define terminology relating to appropriations language
  • Learn key aspects of the Antideficiency Act
  • Distinguish between supplemental and deficiency appropriations
  • Know basic principles relating to augmentation of appropriations
  • Understand the nature of an obligation
  • Examine the criteria for recording obligations
  • Discuss contingent liabilities
  • Learn the definition and description of a continuing resolution
  • Determine the different rates for operations
  • Discuss the duration of a continuing resolution
  • Learn the concepts of liability and relief
  • Determine who is an Accountable Officer
  • Discuss physical losses or deficiencies
  • Discuss illegal or improper payments
  • Understand reporting procedures
  • Review collection actions against recipients and Accountable Officers

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Date Location
03/05/19 - 03/07/19, 3 days, 8:30AM – 4:00PM Columbia, MD Sold Out!