The PBA Team coordinates LM program planning. This entails input into DOE's Strategic Plan
and LM’s Strategic Plan
. Other planning activities include planning done in response to the Government Performance and Results Act, and operational plans such as five-year plans. Budget Formulation
The PBA Team manages the formulation of LM’s budget in response to ongoing commitments, emerging requirements, financial targets, and future opportunities. The team is the primary interface between the LM organization and DOE's Chief Financial Officer. They oversee the formation of LM’s Corporate Resource Review and budgetary submissions to the Department, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the President, and Congress. Financial Management
The PBA Team executes OMB Circular A-123 and the Federal Managers Financial Integrity Act. The LM internal control program comprises the plans and methods used to meet the missions, goals and objectives. In doing so, it supports performance-based management and serves as the first line of defense in safeguarding assets and preventing and detecting errors and fraud. The PBA Team provides coordination of DOE Inspector General and General Accountability Office audits and reviews. Budget Execution
The PBA Team executes the LM budget. In response to program requirements, the team uses established systems, processes, and timing relative to the distribution and control of the LM budget. These processes ensure compliance with public law, OMB, and DOE directives throughout budget execution. Overall budget execution activities related to the control and distribution of funds are standard and consist of the following (approximate time frames): call for estimated unobligated carryover (June); call for initial Approved Financial Plans (AFPs) (July); call for mandatory obligation requirements, if required (August); passage of appropriation acts or continuing resolution (September/October); submission of initial apportionment requests for unobligated carryover and/or new appropriations (August); base table issuance (quarterly); AFPs and Advice of Allotment issuance (monthly); process reprogramming, restructuring, or appropriation transfer requests (as required); and process rescissions and/or deferrals (as required). Procurement
The PBA Team coordinates the acquisition of assets and entities to assist LM in carrying out its program mission. PBA serves as the reviewer and coordinator for LM programs to acquire assets and services required to achieve program goals. The primary interface is with the Office of Procurement Services
, where contracting authority resides. The PBA Team utilizes established procurement procedures to ensure compliance with DOE Acquisition Regulations. The PBA Team makes extensive use of DOE’s acquisition systems such as the Strategic Integrated Procurement Enterprise System (STRIPES).