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BULLETIN NO. 98-10
TO THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND ESTABLISHMENTS
of the Continuing Resolution(s) for
1. Purpose and Background. H. J. Res 128, when it is enacted, will provide continuing appropriations for the period October 1 through October 9, 1998. I am apportioning amounts provided by this continuing resolution (CR), and any extensions of this CR, as specified in section 2. This Bulletin supplements instructions for apportionment of CRs in OMB Circular No. A-34.
2. Automatic Apportionments. Calculate the amount automatically apportioned through the period ending October 9, 1998 (and any extensions of that period) by multiplying the rate (amount) provided by the CR by the lower of
See Attachment A to this Bulletin for more detailed instructions on calculating the amount automatically apportioned.
In addition, funds to initiate or resume projects or activities, consistent with existing agency plans, to achieve Year 2000 (Y2K) computer conversion are automatically apportioned through November 8, 1998, as authorized in section 118 of the CR. See Attachment B.
Under an automatic apportionment, all of the footnotes and conditions placed on the prior year apportionment remain in effect.
The CR expires at midnight on Friday, October 9, 1998. In the event that appropriations have not been enacted and the CR has not been extended, as a contingency, you should be prepared to implement your agency plan for dealing with a funding hiatus.
3. Written Apportionments. If a program requires an amount different from the total amount automatically apportioned, you must request a written apportionment.
the Automatic Apportionment
Calculate the amount automatically apportioned through the period ending October 9, 1998 (and any extensions of that period) by multiplying the rate (amount) provided by the CR by the lower of
1. What is the rate (amount) provided by the CR? The rate (amount) provided by the CR means one of the following five annual amounts:
2. Which of
the annual amounts do I use? Use the annual amount representing
the rate of operations not exceeding the current rate,
3. How do I calculate the percentage of the year covered by the CR?
4. How do I calculate the historical seasonal rate of obligation?
5. Which percentage do I use? Use the lower of the two percentages calculated in 3 and 4, which is 2.4% in this illustration.
Language on Y2K
Sec. 118. Notwithstanding sections 101, 104, and 106 of this joint resolution, until 30 days after the date specified in section 106, funds may be used to initiate or resume projects or activities at a rate in excess of the current rate to the extent necessary, consistent with existing agency plans, to achieve Year 2000 (Y2K) computer conversion.