The Office of Management & Budget (OMB) is responsible for the management, development, execution, and the overseeing of the annual Operating Budget, Capital Budget, and special revenue funds. The OMB is also responsible for the overseeing of the Division of Procurement, Fleet & Asset Management. Also, the OMB is responsible for the creation of long term, sustainable procurement policies as well as fleet & asset management plans and policies.
The Office of Management and Budget has four functional areas:
The Operating Budget is the vehicle by which the City operates day-to-day services. Services such as police, fire, emergency medical services, refuse collection, as well as many other municipal functions. The Operating Budget is an annual line item budget which covers salaries, employee benefits, maintenance, supplies, equipment, and other recurring operating costs. The Operating Budget also includes pension payments, workers compensation expenses, and debt service.
All these services and expenses are funded by revenues derived from taxes, license and permit fees, and charges for service. The operating budget is balanced with estimated revenues equal to or greater than expenditures.
The City of Pittsburgh’s fiscal year begins on the first day of January and ends on the last day of December.
Capital Budget and Capital Improvement Plan
The Capital Budget provides funding for any project funded by public monies, or proposed to be funded by public monies. Capital Budget funding can be used to build, restore, retain, or purchase any equipment, property, facilities, programs or other items, including buildings, park facilities, infrastructure, information technology systems, or other equipment, that is funded on a necessarily non-repeating, or non-definite basis and that is used as a public asset, or for the public benefit.
Capital Budget projects typically have a minimum budget of $50,000 and are multi-year projects supported by capital bond dollars, CDBG, Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO), and Federal and State funds. The Capital Improvement Plan allocates projected funding for a six year period.
Procurement, Fleet, and Asset Management
Procurement, Fleet & Asset Services provides a wide variety of services to other City departments including contracting, fleet management, and fixed asset management. Procurement is responsible for procuring goods and services for City departments by researching and requesting bids from vendors who wish to do business with the City.
City vehicles are purchased, distributed, and maintained by Fleet Management. At our principal maintenance complex in the Strip District we service everything from police cruisers to City fire trucks to Public Works sanitation vehicles.
Asset Services provides fixed asset inventory information pertaining to the City's buildings, land and equipment to user departments and the City Controller's Office.
The Grants Office is the centralized hub for managing City grants, building capacity, and maintaining grant compliance. Departments and Bureaus work with the Grants Office during all stages of the grant cycle to maximize funding opportunities and improve accountability.
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