Department of Homeland Security

More efficient way to release approved budgeted funds

Community Member kudos icon + Community member

Our agency spends a lot of time and money by continually justifying our approved budget while waiting for the appropriated funds to be released to us to use to do our job of supporting the agency's mission. In additon, we spend months in a holding pattern not being able to do our jobs because the approved budget money isn't released until the second or third quarter. Then we are in a panic to do a year's worth of work in a few months.


We would save money and better support the mission if the approved budget was released at the beginning of the fiscal year versus re-justifying over and over our need for the budget then getting the budget with very little time to complete the work at hand.


7 votes
Idea No. 1039