PAD 505 Assignment 3 Presenting the Budget

Presenting the Budget






Presenting the Budget

Answer Question 1

The expenditures are growing faster than the total revenues especially from the fiscal years of 2014 to the fiscal year of 2016. In the fiscal year between 2012 and 2013, there was an increase of 0.6% for both the revenue and the expenditure. The fiscal years of 2013 and 2014, it showed a slight difference in their percentage change. For the revenue, the percentage change was 1.8% whereas for the expenditure it was 5.4%. Through that range, it meant that the expenditures between those fiscal years had grown faster with a difference of 3.6%.

In the fiscal years of 2014 and 2015, the percentage increase on both the revenue and expenditure went up by 3.5% and 4.2% respectively. This fiscal year did not experience as much expenditure as the previous of 2013 and 2014. The fiscal years of 2014 to 2016, both the expenditures and revenue went down. The expenditures went down from 4.2% to 2.6% where as the revenue went down from 3.5% to 2.7%.

  Revenue %change Expenditure %change in expenditure
FY 2012 $68,039   $68039  
FY 2013 $68,501 0.7% $68,501 0.7%
FY 2014 $69,703 1.8% $72,211 5.4%
FY 2015 $72,111 3.5% $75,228 4.2%
FY 2016 $74,081 2.7% $77,151 2.6%

Answer 2

Categories FY 2012 FY 2016 % Change
Personal service      
Salary and wages $21,906 $22,515 2.8%
Pensions $7,962 $8,104 1.8%
Fringe benefits $8,011 $10,267 28.2%
Medical assistance $6,289 $6,416 2%
Public assistance $1,367 $1,279 -6.4%
All other $20,766 $22,401 7.9%
General obligation $5,462 $7,474 36.8%

The fastest growing expenditure in New York between the fiscal years of 2012 to 2016 is General obligation. It has a percentage of 36.8% which is higher than the other expenditures. This thus means that the State of New York usually makes use of the resources allocated to them for purposes of paying off the holders of the bond. Thus the expenditures are mostly used to clear debt (Kelly, 2015).

Answer Question 3

Fiscal years Property Tax %change Revenue on Taxes % change in revenue
2012 $17917   $42053 42.6%
2013 $18417 2.8% $43644 42.1%
2014 $18956 2.9% $45107 42.0%
2015 $19617 3.5% $47122 41.6%
2016 $20259 3.3% $48987 41.4%

In the fiscal years of 2012 to 2016, there is a gradual increase in the property tax throughout such that every year there’s a certain percentage difference. The fiscal year of 2013, there is a percentage change of 2.8%, which appreciates to a percentage of 3.5 in 2015. In the fiscal year of 2016, the property tax decreased slightly from the fiscal year of 2015 to 3.3% which was a difference of 0.2%.The contribution of the property tax to the tax revenue has been gradually decreasing such that in the fiscal years of 2012 it had 42.6%, 2013 had 42.1%, 2014 had 42%, 2015 had 41.6% and 2016 had 41.4%. Which is a clear indication that it is decreasing gradually?

Answer 4

Budget Justification Proposal

Agency Name: Department of social services

Proposal name: Job training Workshop

Submitted by: Department of social services


Fiscal Year State Funds
2013 $175,000
2014 $165,000
2015 $160,000


This program aims at making sure that new employees in the department of social services under security, construction, office administration and apartment maintenance have trainers who will carry out the training process. Two trainers will be needed to conduct the training workshop in each office. This should be a total of eight trainers. The training is meant to take place twice a month for a period of three days.


The citizens and the state of New York City have expectations in the employees working for the state when it comes to doing their jobs. They are expected to be good, skilled and experienced. There have been complaints from employees concerning new equipment introduced or certain changes some that alter the usual routines of how the job is usually done. There is also the need to impact the employees with knowledge concerning their work, livelihood and the state.

According to (Alviniussen&Jankensgard, 2015), theDepartment of social services have been hiring people in these areas because most of the workers work part-time. Since the jobs are in security, construction and apartment maintenance, they are labour intensive and needs employees to work in shifts. Some of the employees maybe injured while working or get better employment elsewhere which poses the need for the job training workshop.


The department’s program is aimed at providing the training that the employees need in order to produce quality work. It is also responsible for giving the employees who do not have the experience in their work het an opportunity to get trained and acquire skills. The program also is meant for making the employees in the office of administration, security, construction and apartment maintenance feel appreciated through job training workshops


The benefits of this program are that it will enable the employees fulfil the expectations set by the citizens and the state of New York. It also equips employees with knowledge that would be beneficial towards building their career. It also enables the employees have the opportunity to acquire skills that would be very essential towards the state. This is because the state will choose on the skills they want their employees to be taught. It is also beneficial to the citizens of the state since there will be slots to be filled every few months regarding full time or part time employment.

This is beneficial to the employees such that through the training they will feel that their work and presence in the state is appreciated. Would be a good motivation to the employees. The employees of the state will have a good customer service, hood safety practices and improvements in their specific work areas. This program also gives the state employees a position to climb to a better position within the department.


This project needs committed trainers who would be paid $50 per hour to six hours and would go for three days. This project requires a neutral place for conducting the training workshop, several halls which won’t be charged because they belong to the state. There is need for writing materials for the training exercise, which would cost $5 per person. Food snacks and beverages should be provided for the trainer and trainee. This will amount to $20 per person, per day. Transportation also will be included in the budget, which would be $20 per person per day.


Despite the staff being on training, they still get paid as usual per hour. They also get an additional advantage of being provided with snacks beverages and meal unlike on their working days. According to (Fisher, 2015), when the employee’shaveprivileges of mingling with other employees from different work areas, theyhave an opportunity to share ideas and grow as a team. Both part-time and full-time employees will be in the training program.


This department is scalable became it has part-time workers.


Categories FY2013 FY2014 FY2015
Trainers salary $100000 $110000 $120000
Stationery $100 $1000 $1000
Food and beverages $20000 $20000 $20000
Transport $10000 $10000 $10000
Allowances $15000 $15000 $15000


JM Kelly. (2015), Performance budgeting for state and local government

L Fisher. (2015), Presidential spending power

A Alviniussen, H Jankensgard. (2015), Enterprise risk budgeting, bringing risk management into the financial planning process