Appropriations Law Refresher and Update

This course supports the correct usage of federally appropriated funds to ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations by refreshing the participant’s knowledge of appropriations law basics and reviewing the latest changes and developments. Using recent GAO case decisions, the course explores hot-button issues to revisit the key concepts of appropriations law and identify changes in policy and their impact. The course also helps to maintain the participant’s ability to avoid Antideficiency Act violations, which can, in many cases, lead to negative audit and congressional reports.

NOTE: This course is a refresher and update, not a substitute for the Appropriations Law Seminar.

This course is designed for everyone who attended the Appropriations Law Seminar more than three years ago.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize and apply changes to appropriations law since you took the Appropriations Law Seminar.
    Examples include:
    – Latitude for serving food and refreshments
    – Personal qualification expenses and credit monitoring services
    – New decisions about gifts and contests
    – Personal services equipment in the office such as refrigerators, microwaves, and coffeemakers
    – Antideficiency Act (ADA) reporting requirements
    – Lobbying
    – Contracts for severable services
    – Obligation of grants
  • Review of legal framework and research areas
  • Purpose review and update
  • Time and amount review and update
Suggested Prerequisites
Additional Information
  • This course applies toward the DoD FM Certification Program.
  • Meets Selected Core Competencies For: Accountants, Budget Analysts, and Financial Managers

  • Bring this course to your organization! To learn more, call 888.545.8577.
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Course Details

Course Number: 5157
Tuition: $649
Duration: 2 days
NASBA CPE Credits: 16
CLPs: 16
CEUs: 1.3
Level: Update
Field of Study
Business Law
Course Format
Lecture, group discussion, and case studies
Exam Format
One Exam

Course Location & Dates

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Denver, CO

Washington, DC

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