Department of Homeland Security

Reward responsible spending, not EOY shopping sprees

Convert the USG Departments' budget appropriation structure to resemble the private sector budget structure, where coming in under budget will not penalize the Department. Currently, USG Departments have their budgets increased only if they spend all the money allocated to them by the end of the fiscal year, which creates millions of dollars of wasteful spending at the end of each fiscal year to ensure they deplete their ...more »

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Government Accountability Office

Rollover Budgeting: Ensuring Essential Spending Without Waste

I was first introduced to the reality of "use it or lose it" spending in the first year I began my government service as an enlisted U.S. Marine in 1993. This first experience involved being handed a government credit card, an internal SERVMART account, and was then directed to go to the self-service store to spend every last dollar remaining in the account on whatever was available, which was approximately $2,500. ...more »

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