Antideficiency Act (FINC7207)

Antideficiency Act

Antideficiency Act


This one-day course explores the Antideficiency Act (ADA in depth. It uses the Government Accountability Office (GAO) Principles of Federal Appropriations Law (Red Book), Chapter 6, as the textbook, along with case studies based on actual ADA violation reports. OMB Circular A-11, Section 145 (reporting requirements), is also provided. Participants learn the history of the ADA, applicable sections of the U.S. Code, and how they apply to agency operations. The relationship between purpose or time violations, and ADA violations, is thoroughly discussed. Investigation and reporting requirements are presented as well as penalties that may be imposed on violators. Several methods for violations of the ADA are suggested. An analysis of all ADA violations reported from 2005 through 2016 is presented that summarizes violations by agency, type of violation, and discipline taken against responsible individuals.

Who Should Attend?

Those federal government employees most vulnerable to committing an ADA violation: budget analysts, supervisors and managers, contracting officers, purchase card holders and approvers, program managers, and certifying officers. The course would also benefit auditors, who should be able to recognize ADA violations that have occurred, plus anyone who might be tasked to perform duties as an investigating official.




8.0 CPE'S

Class Type:

This course is currently being offered in the following training modalities:

Learning Outcomes:

  • Assess and evaluate propriety of administrative decisions
  • Understand the appropriations process and terms associated with the ADA
  • Know exceptions to the ADA
  • Understand reporting and investigation requirements
  • Assess agency vulnerability to ADA violations
  • Avoid ADA violations

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Day one of one


  • Review appropriations law principles and the appropriations process
  • Lump sum versus line item appropriations
    • Earmarks
  • History of the ADA
  • Major provisions of the ADA
    • Appropriation level
    • Indemnification
    • Voluntary services
    • Apportionment and allotment level
    • Case studies




  • Augmentation
  • Investigations
  • Penalties
  • Reporting requirements
  • Analysis of ADA violations: 2005-2016
  • Case studies

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