Posts By Melissa Merrell

Resources for Information on Federal Debt

AABPA has compiled helpful resources for information on the Federal Debt on our website. Some of those resources include: The US Treasury Department graphics that show Debt to the Penny, charts that show Public Debt Outstanding and Debt Subject to Limit of $14.294 billion, and an FAQ page that explains the difference between those twoRead… Read more »

Your Turn: Transparency Questions

On Friday, AABPA will host TRANSPARENCY 2011: THE BUDGET AND YOUR CAREER in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and Public Financial Publications, Inc. The conference is designed to provide key insights on how the current budget situation and heightened demand for budget skills combine to create aRead… Read more »

Two Upcoming Events on State Fiscal Outlook

Here are two upcoming presentations on the budget outlook for states — Event: It’s Not Over Yet –The Fiscal Hangover in the States Thursday, April 15th 4:00-6:00 P.M. American Foreign Service Association — 2101 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20037 Reception to follow at Tonic Restaurant – 2nd Floor 2036 G Street NW Featuring ScottRead… Read more »

Call for Proposals: Student Research in Budgeting and Program Analysis

The American Association for Budget and Program Analysis (AABPA) invites master’s candidates in public administration, public policy, and other related disciplines to submit proposals for its 2nd annual award competition for student research. FROM THE BUDGET ACT TO THE RECOVERY ACT AND BEYOND AABPA invites students to submit research topics that analyze the current social,Read… Read more »

The latest edition of AABPA’s newsletter, The Bottom Line, is now available!

The Bottom Line, October 2009 It includes great articles on human capital and professional development, the integration of budget and financial data, and new collaboration tools for budget and program analysts. Full list of Articles: Sallyanne Harper from the GAO Shares Best Practices for Professional Development The New Budget Office: How Collaboration Tools Can ImproveRead… Read more »

ARRA Transparency: High National Expectations Meet State and Local Fiscal Realities

Thursday, September 24, 2009 3:15 pm with check in beginning at 3:00 pm Washington Marriott Hotel 1221 22nd St NW; Washington, DC This event is FREE for AABPA members, but requires advance registration by September 18 (Non-members may attend by registering for the accompanying ABFM conference.) RSVP at The session will be hosted byRead… Read more »

Fiscal Event: “Going for Broke? The Fiscal Future After the Economic Crisis”

Sponsored by The George Washington University Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration and The School of Media and Public Affairs Friday- September 18, 2009 805 21st Street NW Media and Public Affairs Building First Floor 8:00am to 5:30pm with Reception to Follow Please RSVP by September 14th to [email protected] Featuring Doug Holtz-Eakin, FormerRead… Read more »

Grant Funds Available for Journal Articles on Budgeting

Public Financial Publications (PFP), the publisher of Public Budgeting & Finance (PB&F), is pleased to announce a program of financial support for new, strong academic research in the federal budget and the federal budget process. Unprecedented challenges face the federal government in the next several years as it confronts extraordinary fiscal challenges. In that environment,Read… Read more »

New Guidance for Executive Budget Offices

July Monthly Program: OMB Circular A-11 – 2009 Revisions Thursday, July 23, from 12 noon to 1pm Circular A-11 from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provides guidance to agencies on preparing and submitting their budget requests for the upcoming year and instructions on budget execution for the current fiscal year. The A-11 includesRead… Read more »

Training Opportunity: Careers in Federal Budgeting

AABPA is pleased to announce that it is once again offering a specialized education program for summer interns interested in pursuing a career in budgeting. The program will provide a forum for interns to learn from specialists outside the offices in which they work, and from career counselors who can provide realistic appraisals of careerRead… Read more »