* From a GOMB memo to state agencies…
This template should not be forwarded or shared with agency staff other than Director, Chief of Staff (or other comparable position), General Counsel, or Chief Financial Officer (i.e. this should only be shared with staff who may meet or discuss the contents of w/ GOMB). This is a confidential document.
Please fill out the attached template, adding pages as necessary, to provide information to GOMB on priority ‘red flag’ issues that may face your agency in event of a scenario where no FY18 appropriations have been enacted from any fund when the fiscal year begins (including no appropriations from other state funds or federal funds). In the template, please note to the extent these red flag issues may be addressed if state funds and federal funds outside of the general funds are appropriated.
Issues can be grouped into payment types (e.g. a grant program name, travel, utilities, rent, postage) and do not need to be listed by vendor name, although an explanation of current status and agreements with vendors for these categories will be useful for discussion. Please order the issues in order of expected priority or the agency and note the total annual cost of this service area and the estimated amount that will be unpaid as of the end of FY17. Your identification of issues should be focused on goods, services or providers that support the critical functions and operations of your agency and the agency’s highest priorities.
Looking ahead to FY18, note critical dates through the end of December for the vendors, and provide a brief discussion of the expected impact at these critical dates.
Red flag issues should also include any potential issues arising from payment delays in the general funds, even for programs covered by consent decrees and court orders. Please note that even if general funds appropriations are enacted for red flag items, general funds payment delays are expected to lengthen at the Comptroller’s office and are likely to be significant during the course of FY18 in the absence of a balanced budget.
Looks like they’re also preparing agencies for a partly funded stopgap approp.
The original can be seen here and here.