© 2012, 6"x 9" hardcover, 258 pages
Product Code B626
By William G. Arnold, CDFM-A
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Get the Complete Answers to Your Appropriations Law Questions
Scrutiny of the use of federal funds—and the people handling those
funds—has never been greater. Yet federal personnel often don’t know all
the rules. What might seem like a logical, efficient action could very
well be illegal.
Now, there is an easy-to-use, straightforward guide to help everyone involved with appropriated funds.
The Appropriations Law Answer Book: A Q&A Guide to Fiscal Law is
the “go-to” resource for answers to fiscal law questions that arise in
the federal workplace. This book condenses the content of the 2,000+
page Government Accountability Office’s
Principles of Federal Appropriations Law (the “Redbook”), providing a pertinent and usable resource for everyone who has responsibility for federal funds.
Arranged in question-and-answer
format, this concise book covers the questions that most often surface
in agencies. Subject area groupings make finding the right answer quick
and clear. Coverage includes critical information on:
• How to prevent violations of the Antideficiency Act
• Obligation of appropriations
• Intragovernmental transactions, grants and agreements
• Nonappropriated fund instruments
Even personnel with the purest of
intentions can run afoul of the many laws, rules, regulations, and
decisions that govern the proper use of government funds. Don’t be one
of them. Get the resource you can trust:
The Appropriations Law Answer Book.
Plus! The book also includes a handy glossary.
Overview of Appropriations Law • Purpose •
Time • Amount (The Antideficiency Act) • Obligation of Appropriations •
Intragovernmental Transactions • Continuing Resolutions • Accountability
and Liability of Individuals • Grants and Agreements • Nonappropriated
Fund Instrumentalities • Can Your Agency Use Appropriated Funds for
Meals and Light Refreshments? • Glossary
About the Author
William G. Arnold, CDFM-A, author of The Antideficiency Act Answer Book, Performance Budgeting—What Works, What Doesn’t, and The Prompt Payment Act Answer Book,
worked with the Department of Defense for 34 years, over 25 of which he
spent in financial management. He has held positions as budget officer,
director of resource management, director of disbursing, and
entitlements director with the Air Force and the Defense Finance and