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Budget, Planning & Performance

Budget, Planning & Performance

BSEE has developed mechanisms for continually evaluating our ability to perform our mission, protecting the resources, workers, and the environment on America's Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).


The Office of Budget provides budget analysis and guidance for the formulation, Congressional and execution phases of the budget cycle. During the budget formulation cycle, the office develops and maintains all budgetary data to support BSEE’s budget requests to the Department, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and Congress.  During the Congressional phase, the Office of Budget tracks the appropriations process, coordinates the preparation of capability and effect statements, and provides answers to House and Senate questions.

Throughout the execution phase, the Office of Budget tracks spending against line item budgets, analyzes budgetary and expense data, and provides regular updates to BSEE executives on the status of funds.  The Office of Budget is also responsible for managing BSEE’s Activity-Based Costing program, which tracks direct and indirect costs by activity.

Planning & Performance

BSEE’s mission is to promote safety, protect the environment, and conserve resources offshore through vigorous regulatory oversight and enforcement.  A regular cycle of strategic planning and performance measurement, coordinated closely with budget activities, strengthens BSEE’s ability to accomplish this mission.

BSEE’s strategic plan for FY2016-FY2019 guides the bureau’s annual activities by identifying multi-year strategic goals and crosscutting initiatives.  The bureau’s six strategic goals are divided among operational excellence and organizational excellence.  The three operational excellence goals encompass BSEE’s core functions, such as inspections, permitting, investigations, enforcement, and preparedness.  The three organizational excellence goals support the bureau’s internal capacity to execute its core functions and fulfill its mission.

Bureau-level performance measures and a commitment to regular program evaluation also are key components of BSEE’s planning and performance efforts.