Tag: Antideficiency Act

Social Security: What Would Happen If the Trust Funds Ran Out?

Social Security: What Would Happen If the Trust Funds Ran Out?

  Should I Defer My Social Security Payout?   Social Security’s income and outlays are accounted for through two federal trust funds: the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI) Trust Fund and the Federal Disability Insurance (DI) Trust Fund. Under their intermediate assumptions and under current law, the Social Security trustees project that the DI […]

Deferral (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Deferral (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Deferral Any executive branch action or inaction that temporarily withholds, delays, or effectively precludes the obligation or expenditure of budgetary resources. The president reports deferrals to Congress by special message. They are not identified separately in the budget. Deferral: Executive branch action to defer, or […]

Apportionment (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Apportionment (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Apportionment photo credit: Joshua Rappeneker Budget Process: The action by which the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) distributes amounts available for obligation, including budgetary reserves established pursuant to law, in an appropriation or fund account. An apportionment divides amounts available for obligation by specific […]

Budgetary Reserves (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Budgetary Reserves (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Budgetary Reserves photo credit: Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections Portions of budgetary resources set aside (withheld through apportionment) by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) by authority of the Antideficiency Act (31 U.S.C. § 1512) solely to provide for contingencies or to effect […]

Fund Accounting (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Fund Accounting (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Fund Accounting photo credit: marc falardeau Commonly used to refer to the administrative system of funds control that each agency establishes to ensure compliance with federal fiscal laws. The statutory basis for fund accounting is found primarily in the requirement of the Antideficiency Act that […]

Antideficiency Act /  Antideficiency Act Violation (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Antideficiency Act / Antideficiency Act Violation (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Antideficiency Act / Antideficiency Act Violation photo credit: .through my eyes. The Antideficiency Act is a federal law (Pub.L. 97-258, 96 Stat. 923, 1982, 31 U.S.C. §§ 1341-1342, 1511-1519) that: Prohibits the making of expenditures or the incurring of obligations in advance of an appropriation […]

Deficiency Apportionment (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Deficiency Apportionment (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Deficiency Apportionment photo credit: graibeard As provided for in the Antideficiency Act (31 U.S.C. § 1515) an apportionment by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) indicating the need for supplemental budget authority to permit payment of pay increases to civilian and military employees and […]

Deficiency Appropriation (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Deficiency Appropriation (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Deficiency Appropriation photo credit: mikecogh An appropriation made to pay obligations for which sufficient funds are not available. The need often results from violations of the Antideficiency Act. Though technically distinct from a supplemental appropriation, Congress has stopped passing separate deficiency appropriations and the distinction […]

Administrative Division or Subdivision of Funds (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Administrative Division or Subdivision of Funds (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Administrative Division or Subdivision of Funds     Administrative Division or Subdivision of Funds: any apportionment or other distribution of an appropriation or fund made pursuant to the Antideficiency Act (31 U.S.C. §§ 1511-1519). The appropriation may be divided or subdivided administratively within the limits […]