The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is established by Article V of the Broome County Charter by Local Law 9 of 2010. The previous Department of Finance and Budget function were combined into this office in 2011. The Director of the Office of Management and Budget is Chief Fiscal Officer of the County. Accurate and complete accounting and reporting of County financial operations in conformance with current governmental Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) is a core departmental function. The Director of Office of Management and Budget is also the County Treasurer, receives County funds and invests idle cash to maximize return. The department prepares and controls the County’s operating, capital, and grant budgets, and coordinates the biweekly employee payroll process and prepares necessary state and federal tax and employment information filings. Tax receivable account maintenance is a notable core responsibility.
The following publications relate to Broome County Government's operating budgets:
Budget Process Overview
2. Each department analyzes its needs and creates a requested budget.
3. Departments present the requested budget to the budget office for review.
4. After reviewing the requests the Budget Office meets one-on-one with each department head and their fiscal representatives to garner justification for the requests.
5. The Budget Office makes adjustments to the departments requests.
6. The Budget Office and the County Executive review all requests and adjustments to finalize a recommended budget to present to the legislative body.
7. Legislators on the Finance Committee review the recommended budget and meet with department heads and the Budget Office for justification.
8. The Finance Committee makes adjustments if necessary and present a report to the full legislative body.
9. The Legislature reviews all recommendations and makes adjustments as necessary.
10. The Legislature votes on the budget with all adjustments included.
11. The County Executive has the ability to veto any of the adjustments to the recommended budget.
12. The Legislature has one final opportunity to overturn any vetoes.
13. The budget is adopted and ratified.