STATE LEVEL PROGRAM BUDGETING CONSIDERATIONS

SOME FACTORS ARE IDENTIFIED BUT COULD DIRECTLY AFFECT THE DEGREE OF SUCCESS THAT STATE GOVERNMENT OR HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS CAN EXPECT FROM USE OF PROGRAM BUDGETING TECHNIQUES. PPBS IS A TOP-MANAGEMENT TOOL WHICH PROVIDES A DEFINITE STEP TOWARD A BETTER SOLUTION, BECAUSE IT FOCUSES ON THE ENTIRE BUDGET OF THE AGENCY AND FORCES CONSIDERATION OF ALL EXISTING OPERATIONS. PROGRAM BUDGETS SHOULD BE STRUCTURED SO PROGRAM CATEGORIES AND SUB-CATEGORIES MAKE SENSE FROM AN OPERATIONAL VIEWPOINT. THE PROGRAM BUDGETING EFFORT IN THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS WAS PRECEDED BY AN ORGANIZATIONAL STUDY WITH PBS IN MIND. MINNESOTA'S STATE PLANNING AGENCY IS SETTING GUIDELINES FOR TWO- AND SIX-YEAR TARGETS. ALL STATE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES ARE TO: (1) INVENTORY, AND PLAN TO CONTRIBUTE, INFORMATION DATA INTO A STATE INFORMATION SYSTEM, (2) PREPARE TWO- AND SIX-YEAR PLANNING PROGRAMS, BASED ON GOALS, (3) ADOPT A UNIFORM STATE ACCOUNTING SYSTEM WHICH IS BEING FORMULATED, (4) MOVE AHEAD ON PBS AS IT CAN BE KEPT COMPATIBLE WITH OVERALL STATE GUIDELINES, AND (5) ADVANCE EDP EFFORTS IN THESE AREAS ONLY AS THEY CAN BE KEPT COMPATIBLE WITH STATEWIDE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES. IT IS PREDICTED THAT PPBS WILL EVENTUALLY INFILTRATE MOST OF STATES AND HIGHWAY ORGANIZATIONS TO SOME DEGREE.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 20-25
  • Monograph Title: Program budgeting
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200989
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1994 12:00AM