Budget and Performance Measurement Links

The following links take you to other governmental budget and performance measurement web sites and the web sites of several professional associations and research centers. Although the list is not comprehensive, it provides a good starting point for obtaining additional information.

Budget Links:

North Carolina Local Government Budget Association (NCLGBA)
The North Carolina Local Government Budget Association (NCLGBA) is a professional organization of people interested in the exchange of knowledge for individuals concerned with budget and evaluation responsibilities of local government.

American Association for Budget & Program Analysis (AABPA)
AABPA is a professional organization whose members comprise of accountants, budget and management analysts, program analysts, economists, and information management specialists from federal, state, and local sectors of government, along with academicians.

Cabarrus County Budget Department  
This web site provides budget, accounting, and contact information for Cabarrus County.

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
The CBO provides the Congress with objective, timely, and nonpartisan analyses needed for economic and budget decisions and with the information and estimates required for the Congressional budget process.

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
GFOA is the professional association of state/provincial and local finance officers in the United States and Canada, and has served the public finance profession since 1906. The association's nearly 15,000 members are dedicated to the sound management of government financial resources.

North Carolina General Assembly
The General Assembly's homepage contains information on the State's budget. Similar to the Congressional Budget Office, the Fiscal Research Division within the General Assembly provides objective, timely, and nonpartisan analyses needed for economic and budget decisions and with the information and estimates required for the legislative budget process.

North Carolina Office of State Budget, Planning & Management (OSBM)
The Budget Analysis and Execution Section serves the Governor by providing fiscal advice, formulating in detail the recommended state budget, executing the legislatively authorized budget in accordance with the Executive Budget Act (G.S. 143) and special provisions of Session Laws. Other responsibilities include estimating revenue and monitoring revenue during the course of the fiscal year in order to insure availability of funds for expenditure by agencies, providing economic analysis for budget preparation and execution, and controlling the allotment of funds for compliance by law.

White House Office of Management & Budget (OMB)
OMB's predominant mission is to assist the President in overseeing the preparation of the Federal budget and to supervise its administration in Executive Branch agencies. In helping to formulate the President's spending plans, OMB evaluates the effectiveness of agency programs, policies, and procedures, assesses competing funding demands among agencies, and sets funding priorities. OMB ensures that agency reports, rules, testimony, and proposed legislation are consistent with the President's budget and with Administration policies.

Performance measurement Links:

North Carolina Local Government Performance Measurement Project
The Benchmarking Project is a joint undertaking by the UNC - School of Government, the North Carolina Local Government Budget Association, and many North Carolina municipal governments, including the City of Concord. The project tracks similar city services through performance measurement and benchmarking. As a result of the compiled information, the participating cities are able to compare and improve the efficiency and quality of city services and identify best practices.