At the same time, it provides a unique opportunity for the finance professional, particularly the budgeteers
among us, to shake off some of the technical and accounting dust from our boots and observe the sheen of policy making through the eyes of the policy maker.
The subjects assumed the role of a budgeteer
in a hypothetical, medium-sized urban city and were assigned to provide the mayor with budget analysis and recommendations for the library system.
doesn't agree and thinks you can save money by ignoring your planned switch and server upgrades, and waiting two more years to upgrade the desktops.
The QDR, a key PPBE document, provides a strategic framework of future plans for programmers, budgeteers
and the personnel executing the PPBE process phases.
Various proposals from the Reagan, Bush and Clinton administrations led stakeholders to conclude that the idea of getting more money out of Northwest ratepayers was likely to be persistently pursued by budgeteers
without regard to which party is in power.
have repeatedly, and excessively, cut the numbers of its ships, planes and manpower.
ACCOUNTING OFFICE, supra note 162, at 48-49 (noting how, after the first year of ZBB in the Carter Administration, "[f]ew significant budgetary actions were identified as resulting from ZBB, and some questioned the utility of the many hours spent by program managers, budgeteers
, and top managers on ZBB"); see also Allen Schick, The Road from ZBB, 38 PUB.
Internationally, correcting this may require dermatologists going to politicians and not saying, "we need more money," but rather saying, "we can save you money." For example, if 99% of skin cancer treatment moves out of the hospital to the office setting, where it should be, the budgeteers
should be delighted to pay your office costs, which are a fraction of those for an operating room.
Dream, dream, dream, of the old days of abundantly priced oil, when finance ministers and "budgeteers
" just heard the click of the tumblers rolling into millions of dollars.
7-8) who proposed that at an aggregate level there is only a slight difference between obligations and expenses-the important ones occur in responsibility centers; budgeteers
are accustomed to the obligation system.
Self-contained energy sources on the battlefield, vehicles and ships with less dependence on long logistic lines, and lower costs per unit of use would be a godsend, not just to commanders and logisticians, but to budgeteers
So how can we, the providers, the people receiving services, the leaders and decision makers, the attorneys and the budgeteers
, come out of this experience being the wiser, the more mature, the more effective for it?