The State Budget Office is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the state budget, including development of the Executive Budget recommendation, presentation of the budget to the Legislature, and implementation of the budget after enactment. The Office also supervises and manages the collection and dissemination of educational data through the Center for Educational Performance and Information.
The State Budget Director is appointed by the Governor and is a member of the Governor's cabinet. The State Budget Director serves as the Governor's advisor on fiscal matters and also oversees the state's accounting and payroll functions, the state's financial management system, and the collection and reporting of data about the performance of Michigan's public schools and students.
The Office of Education and Infrastructure is responsible for developing and analyzing the portions of the executive budget related to education, transportation and economic development issues. These budgets include the School Aid budget for K-12, the Department of Education, state universities, financial aid, community colleges, the Departmen of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, and the Department of Transportation. The Office of Education and Infrastructure is also involved in analyses and approval of all capital outlay projects.
The Office of Health and Human Services is responsible for budgetary analysis and preparation of the Executive Budget for health and human services. This includes the departments of Community Health and Human Services. The office also handles other health-related expenditures of state government such as health care costs for active workers, retired workers, and retired school personnel.
The Office of Planning and Local Government is responsible for developing the Executive Budget for the state revenue sharing program and overseeing FOIA requests. On behalf of the State Budget Office, the office conducts various planning and administrative management activities and serves as the liaison with the Attorney General's office and the Governor's legal counsel on legal issues and also serves as the liaison for Human Resources issues.
The Office of Public Protection & Resources is responsible for developing the Executive Budget for criminal justice components of the state budget including the departments of Corrections, Military and Veterans' Affairs, State Police, and the Judiciary. The office also analyzes state programs concerning environmental and resource management, and food safety issues in preparing executive budget recommendations for the Department of Environmental Quality, the Department of Natural Resources, and the Department of Agricultureand Rural Development.
The General Government Section is responsible for budgetary analysis of general government operations including the Attorney General's Office; the Executive Office; the Legislature and Legislative Auditor General; and the departments of Civil Rights; State; Technology, Management and Budget (including the Civil Service Commission); and Treasury (including Gaming, Lottery, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority [MSHDA] and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation [MEDC]).
Statewide budget development activities include maintenance of enterprise-wide information and preparation and dissemination of the Executive Budget, including administration of information systems required to support the budget's development. These activities include preparing transfer and supplemental appropriation requests for submission to the Legislature and monitoring their progress through the review and approval process.
The Office of Financial Management has overall responsibility for the state's accounting and payroll functions and related systems. The office is responsible for consolidating, standardizing, and streamlining State accounting functions; monitoring the performance of established accounting service centers; performing central accounting and payroll control activities; developing and issuing statewide accounting policies; maintaining the central vendor/payee file; advising state agencies on the application of generally accepted accounting principles and the use of the state accounting system; monitoring compliance by agencies with state accounting policies; and preparing the State of Michigan Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, W-2 statements for state employees, 1099 forms for state vendors, and other financial, payroll and special purpose reports.
The Office of Internal Audit Services is responsible for providing internal audit services to Executive Branch departments and agencies. The Office provides objective, independent assurance and consulting activities that are designed to improve State operations. OIAS's scope of authority and responsibility encompasses the examination and evaluation of the adequacy and effectiveness of the State's system of internal controls and quality of performance in achieving its stated goals and objectives.
The Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI) is statutorily authorized by the Michigan Legislature to coordinate the management, collection, and reporting of all education data, including the electronic exchange of student records between preschool, K-12, and postsecondary education, in a manner that reduces the administrative burden on reporting entities, ensures student privacy, and provides data and reports to state and local policymakers and the citizens of Michigan. CEPI also collects financial, educational personnel, and school characteristics data from school districts.