Appropriations Law Refresher

Prerequisites: Attendees should have taken a full-length (3 or 4 days) appropriations/fiscal law class within the past three years.

Gain a succinct update on the GAO’s Principles of Federal Appropriations Law (the Red Book). This course utilizes approximately 25 specific “purpose categories,” 45 comptroller general decisions, and 17 Anti-Deficiency Act violations for instruction, illustration, and reinforcement of discussed principles and prohibitions.

Learning Objectives

This course covers:

  • Availability of funds: purpose, time and amount 
  • Proper obligation of contracts and interagency transactions
  • Identification of accountable officers
  • Liability and relief of liability of accountable officers

Related Courses

  • Anti-Deficiency Act Statutes
  • Appropriations Law Principles
  • Appropriations Law Refresher and Update
  • Field(s) of Study

    Business Law

    Course Length

    1 day

    Course Level



    Herko, John

    CPE Hours


    Group Cost

    Questions? or 703.684.6931, ext. 303.