The Office of Budget works on the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) corporate budget formulation and defense, annual performance plan facilitation, quarterly program performance reporting, accountability submissions, the Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART), and related President's Management Agenda (PMA) topics. The Office produces budget funding action documents, procurement and loan guarantee procedures, annual operating plans, fund transfers to laboratories, and contractor budget data analysis.
The Office leads the budgeting process through two primary functions—formulation and execution:
The Office of Budget facilitates corporate budget formulation through strategic principles and portfolio analysis. The Office leads EERE's work in preparing the following:
EERE also provides testimony to Congress regarding the budget.
The Office of Budget provides budget execution support for office leadership and EERE organizations, including the following:
- Creating and processing budget funding action documents developed by office leadership and ensuring compliance with approved annual operating plans
- Assisting office leadership in analyzing budget data from contractors, EERE, and departmental systems and reports
- Providing financial data entry support for EERE systems
- Coordinating with the Program Execution Support Office, establishing and monitoring internal practices and procedures in EERE relating to procurement and loan guarantees, including all competitive actions, sole source procurements, and fund transfers to DOE Operations Offices.