The Governor's Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) is charged with monitoring and advising the Governor and others with the execution of the State Budget. To achieve this goal, it annually produces several documents dealing with State agency budgets and management plans including: the Executive Budget, the Master List of State Programs, the Federal Funds Report, and the Non-appropriated Funds Report.
OSPB begins collecting budget requests from individual state agencies on September 1, at which point OSPB staff begins analyzing each request and working with the Governor and the Governor's policy staff to develop an executive budget plan for publication and delivery to the Legislature. Arizona Revised Statutes § 35-111 mandates that the Governor's office submit the proposal to the Legislature "every year not later than five days after the regular session of the Legislature convenes", which is on the second Monday of January.
While the preparation of the Executive budget recommendation during the autumn is certainly of paramount importance to the work of OSPB, the agency performs a variety of other functions throughout the year, including:
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