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Full text of OMB Circular No. A-11 (missing page numbers are intentional) (9.1mb)


Single Chapter Files

A-11 Revisions (dated 11/8/01) to Part 1 and Part 2 (15 kb)

Transmittal Letter (46k)
Table of Contents (343k)
Guide to the Circular (137k)
Summary of Changes (181k)


Preparation and Submission of Budget Estimates

I. General Information about the Budget

10. Overview of the budget process (184k)
15. Basic Budget Laws (130k)
20. Terms and Concepts (525k)
25. Applicability, exceptions, and advance approval (94k)
27. Submitting materials to OMB (157k)

II. General Information and Policies Related to Developing Estimates and Proposals

30. Basic policies and assumptions (175k)
31. Compliance with administration policies and other general requirements (210k)
32. Estimating employment levels, compensation, benefits, and related costs (192k)
33. Estimates related to specific types of programs and expenditures (196k)
34. Proposals requiring coordination with other agencies (114k)
35. Reporting and estimating data (127k)
36. Communications with Congress and the public and clearance requirements (105k)

III. Developing the Initial Budget Submission

50. Overview of requirements for the initial submission (115k)
51. Basic justification materials (163k)
52. Information on financial management (177k)
53. Information technology (285k)
54. Rental payments for space and land (194k)
55. Information on energy use, costs, and efficiency (453k)
56. Drug control programs (88k)
57. Information on erroneous payments (130k)
58. Additional information due with the initial submission (86k)

IV. Materials Required after Passback

70. Overview of requirements after passback (119k)
71. Reporting by budget account (103k)
79. The budget data system (455k)
80. Development of baseline estimates (141k)
81. Policy and baseline estimates of budget authority, outlays, and receipts
   (schedules A, S, R, and K) (540k)
82. Program and financing (Schedule P) (567k)
83. Object classification (MAX schedule O) (674k)
84. Character classification (MAX schedule C) (459k)
85. Federal credit (743k)
86. Other MAX data (370k)
95. Budget Appendix and print materials (228k)
96. Appropriations language (133k)
97. Narrative statements, footnotes and tables (156)
100. Revised and additional information required after final budget decisions (172k)

V. Actions Following Transmittal of the Budget

110. Supplementals and amendments (191k)
111. Releases of contingent emergency funding (95k)
112. Other actions and requirements following budget transmittal (118k)


A. Scorekeeping guidelines (116k)
B. Scoring lease-purchases and leases of capital assets (226k)
C. Listing of OMB agency/bureau and Treasury codes (156k)
D. Explanation of MAX edit checks (481k)
E. Diagnostic reports and MAX crosswalks (217k)


Preparation and Submission of Strategic Plans, Annual Performance Plans, and
Annual Program Performance Reports

200. Overview of strategic plans, annual performance plans, and annual
   program performance reports (36k)
210. Preparation and submission of strategic plans (216k)
220. Preparation and submission of annual performance plans (355k)
221. The FY 2003 annual performance plan (198k)
230. Preparation and submission of the annual program performance report (124k)
231. Sending the annual program performance report to the President and Congress (94k)
232. What does the annual program performance report contain? (177k)
233. May an annual program performance report be combined with other documents? (121k)


300. Planning, Budgeting, and Acquisition of Capital Assets (373k)


300A. Principles of budgeting for capital asset acquisitions (176k)
300B. Selected OMB guidance and other references regarding capital assets (121k)

Index (150k)
OMB Circulars, Memoranda, Bulletins, and Executive Orders

Referenced in this Circular (119k)
Agency Comment Sheet (89k)
Order form (27k)