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AABPA Announces results of 2013 Federal Budget survey
Interrupted Journey: The Road to Better Budgeting
AABPA, once again partnering with Grant Thornton, is proud to announce the results of the second survey of federal budget professionals: Interrupted Journey: The Road to Better Budgeting. This year’s results revealed that federal budget professionals are frustrated with a budget process that is not working as it should and could. “Budget professionals are the backbone of agency efforts to justify resource needs and align them with program results they hope to attain,” says Melissa Neuman, an analyst at the Office of Management and Budget and President of AABPA. “When the budget process is dysfunctional, budgeteers at all levels feel the heat.”
A follow up to the 2011 survey report, The Road Forward, this year’s report found that budgeteers are working hard but are not making much progress. Budgeteers are not so much providing financial leadership as they are trying simply to minimize damage. The report also found that budgeting today is more critical than ever because of the widening gap between what that government wants to do and what it can afford to do.
Full static PDF of the 2013 report
AABPA would like to thank Grant Thornton LLP and all the federal budget professionals who participated in this year’s survey.
AABPA released this survey at its annual fall event on Wednesday November 20 at George Washington University in Washington DC. he keynote speaker for the event was Stan Collender, partner at Qorvis Communications and well known blogger of Capital Gains and Games .
To read the previous survey from 2011 and see more information on the current survey see Budget Survey
AABPA Launches a Speakers Bureau
AABPA is proud to announce the start of its newest program, the AABPA Speakers Bureau. With this new program, AABPA will advance its goals of providing education about public sector, nonprofit budgeting and analysis to all members.
Individual AABPA members are speaking about public budgeting and analysis with increasing frequency. The launch of the Speakers Bureau will formalize these appearances and provide a platform to expand the reach of AABPA to promote knowledge about and service in public budgeting and analysis. Appearances by Bureau members will be of value to students preparing for public sector and nonprofit careers, associations and other organizations seeking more information about public budgeting and analysis, and even private firms.
Those interested in knowing more about public sector budget and analysis are invited to review the Bureau link above and to consider using AABPA speakers to learn more about public and nonprofit budgeting. AABPA members are invited to review the guidelines for the Bureau and to consider becoming speaking members. Potential audiences and new Bureau members may learn more about the Bureau by contacting the Speakers Bureau Coordinator, Ed Brigham, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Potential audiences and AABPA members are invited to visit the Speakers Bureau webpage periodically. Information about the Bureau is expected to expand as new appearances are made and speaking Bureau members join.
AABPA encourages its members to check out NASBO's newest series of State Budget Basics. Watch their video to learn more about the state budget process and let us know what other topics you would like to see covered in the future.
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