Committee Oversight 2012

In preparation for each agency performance and budget oversight hearing, Council committees ask all government agencies a series of detailed questions about performance, employees, services, spending, and accounting practices. Agencies submit their responses in advance of the hearing so that the Council can have as much background as possible on the agency's operations and expenditures when questioning department heads and other key witnesses. In addition, to assist the Council with reviewing, analyzing, and preparing the budget each fiscal year, the Office of the Budget Director requests that each agency provide the following:

  • Attachment I – Spending Plan: Agencies submit a spending plan laying out how the agency intends to spend their total budget request over the course of the fiscal year.

  • Attachment II – Contracts: Agencies enter into contracts with vendors, providers, and companies to provide particular supports or services.

  • Attachment III – Intra-District Transfers: Intra-District funds track payments for services provided by one District agency to another District agency. The buying agency spends its own budget from local, federal, special purpose, or private grant funds. The receiving agency records this expenditure as intra-district funds.

  • Attachment IV – Federal Grants: Grants the District receives from federal agencies, including block grants, formula grants, certain entitlements, and competitive grants.

  • Schedule A – Position Listing: Agencies are required to provide the Council a listing of all positions (FTEs). Agencies are asked to include, for every position, the title, status (vacant or filled), salary costs, fringe benefit costs, and status (continuing, temporary, term).

These documents ensure that the Council has the same set of critical information from each agency necessary for completing its work on the annual budget. Learn more about how to read the budget documents here.


Committee of the Whole
Committee on Aging and Community Affairs
Committee on Environment, Public Works and Transportation
Committee on Finance and Revenue
Committee on Government Operations
Committee on Health
Committee on Housing and Workforce Development
Committee on Libraries, Parks, Recreation, and Planning
Committee on Public Services and Consumer Affairs
Committee on Small and Local Business Development
Committee on the Judiciary