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Posted by on Jun 2, 2014

Augmentation and Miscellaneous Receipts for Revolving Funds

If you work for a revolving fund, you may be wondering if the appropriations law augmentation principle as related to the miscellaneous receipts statute (31 USC 3302(b)) applies to revolving (i.e., working capital) funds. According to the GAO Red Book, revolving funds are able to keep receipts as long as the receipts are related to […]

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Posted by on May 2, 2014

Does the Bona Fide Needs (BFN) Rule Now Have Less Bite?

Some say one of the bedrock principles of federal appropriations law was eroded by a recent decision from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). May we now order several years’ worth of office supplies with a one-year appropriation if it saves money? Based on decision B-322455, dated August 16, 2013, the answer sure does seem to […]

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