ABOUT THE OFFICE OF THE BUDGET
To develop, coordinate and oversee the execution of a balanced financial plan for the commonwealth that reflects the policies and priorities of the governor, promotes the efficient allocation and use of resources, and ensures that all funds received and disbursed for commonwealth programs are accounted for in accordance with current laws, regulations, and policies.
The Administrative Code of 1929 established the Office of the Budget within the Governor’s Office and provides for appointment of the secretary of the budget by the governor. The budget function is administered through the executive deputy secretary for budget. As part of the executive branch, the Office of the Budget is responsible for preparing the governor’s annual state budget and implementing it after it is passed by the general assembly and signed by the governor.
The two main operational areas of the Office of the Budget are the Governor's Budget Office, which oversees the preparation and implementation of the state budget, and the Office of Comptroller Operations, which oversees the commonwealth's uniform accounting, payroll and financial reporting systems. The Office of Administrative Services provides the commonwealth's Executive Offices with budget management, purchasing, payment, and facility management services. In 2011, the Commonwealth Office of Travel Operations became part of the Office of the Budget, functioning as a travel management service for all travelers conducting the business of the commonwealth.