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Appropriations Law (3, 4, or 5 Day)

This elective course is a three-, four-, or five-day option. This course introduces participants to the purposes and principles of Federal fiscal law. It blends lecture, case studies, participation in a way that engages and challenges, while maximizing the exchange of both practical and theoretical information. The primary reference is the Government Accountability Office (GAO) Principles of Federal Appropriations Law (Red Book). Cited cases are all searchable by case number or decision number as referenced. This course also covers the nine criteria for recording obligations and discusses contingent liabilities and de-obligations. There is also a special section on liability and relief of accountable officers.

Learning Objectives

  • Locate, interpret, and apply the appropriations law principles or regulations applicable to Federal Government
  • Determine appropriate course of actions based on interpretations
  • Apply appropriations law to real-world scenarios with respect to purpose, time, and amount
  • Understand the Anti-Deficiency Act (ADA) provisions, violation penalties, and reporting requirements
  • Understand and apply judgement regarding illegal or improper payments and the reporting of irregularities

Pre-Requisites

None

Course ID

APPLAW 3-EL

APPLAW 4-EL

APPLAW 5-EL

Length

Up to 5 Days

CLPs

Up to 40

Testimonials

“I was able to learn more about how, through case studies, government employees can lawfully spend tax payer dollars.” – 2019 participant

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