The Office of Management & Budget (OMB) is responsible for the management, development, execution, and oversight of the annual Operating Budget, Capital Budget, and special revenue funds. OMB is also responsible for the oversight of the Division of Procurement, Fleet, and Asset Management and the creation of long term sustainable procurement policies as well as fleet and 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 such as police, fire, emergency medical services, refuse pickup, and many other municipal functions. This 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. These services and expenses are funded by revenues derived from taxes, license and permit fees, charges for services, and other sources. 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, 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 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. From 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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