Budget Administration Handbook

Number: 4251.4C CFO
Status: Active
Signature Date: 05/18/2021
Expiration Date: 05/18/2028

  Washington, DC 20405

CFO 4251.4C
May 18, 2021


SUBJECT: Budget Administration Handbook

1.  Purpose. This Order updates, revises, and/or deletes information in the Budget Administration Handbook.

2.  Scope and Applicability. This Order applies to GSA organizations, programs, personnel, staff offices, and regions involved in the budget process.

3.  Cancellation. This Order cancels and supersedes GSA Order CFO 4251.4B, Budget Administration Handbook, dated September 2, 2015.

4.  Nature of Revision. This document is a revision of the 2015 Budget Administration Handbook. It uses the most current information and instructions in the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Circular No. A-11 “Preparation, Submission, and Execution of the Budget”.

General updates to each of the Chapters are as follows:

     a.  Cost estimation section added to Chapter 2, Budget Formulation & Performance Management, Part 8: Budget Coverage and Structure.

     b.  Administrative Control of Funds section removed from Chapter 3, Budget Execution, Part 3.

5.  Signature.


Chief Financial Officer
Office of the Chief Financial Officer