DPB's Organization and Divisions
The following divisions have primary responsibility for many of the major functions of the agency, including developing and executing the state's budget. They are organized generally along the lines of the Governor's secretaries, with one division serving a coordinating role.
In its coordinating role, this division designs and manages the processes for soliciting budget requests and transforming various analyses and policy decisions into budget recommendations. This division is responsible for planning, developing, and coordinating the Budget Bill and assisting with the production of the Budget Document. It develops policies and procedures for budget execution and it also coordinates the forecasting of nongeneral fund revenues. This division conducts budget analysis and formulates recommendations on issues that cut across other budget divisions and also conducts budget analysis and formulates recommendations for Executive offices, legislative agencies, and non-state agencies. This division is also responsible for the maintenance and operation of the Performance Budgeting System, the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall, and other systems and applications used by the Department of Planning Budget, other state agencies, and the general public.
Commerce and Resources
This division provides analysis and advice in planning, budgeting, policy development, and program evaluation related to agencies in the Agriculture and Forestry, Commerce and Trade, and Natural Resources Secretariats.
Education and Transportation
This division provides analysis and advice in planning, budgeting, policy development, and program evaluation related to agencies in the Education and Transportation Secretariats.
This division provides analysis and advice in planning, budgeting, policy development, and program evaluation related to agencies in the Administration, Finance, and Technology Secretariats. This division also conducts budget analysis and formulates recommendations on issues that cut across other budget divisions such as public employee compensation and benefits.
Health and Human Resources
This division provides analysis and advice in planning, budgeting, policy development, and program evaluation related to agencies in the Secretariat of Public Safety and Homeland Security, the Secretariat of Veterans and Defense Affairs, the Secretariat of Administration, as well as the Judicial Department.
Other Non-Budget Divisions
This division implements all facets of the agency's budget, including budget development and execution, monitors agency expenditures and appropriations and oversees procurement functions. This division is also responsible for human resource functions, the coordination of technology services, records management, Freedom of Information Act requests, and disaster/recovery.
Best Management Practices
This division conducts reviews of state agency functions and recommends improvements in management practices. The division makes recommendations for improving the quality and efficiency of state services. This division coordinates the process of issuing fiscal impact statements on all proposed legislation introduced in each General Assembly session and also coordinates the state's school efficiency review process.
Economic and Regulatory Analysis
This division develops expenditure and client forecasts used in the development of the state's budget and coordinates and conducts the review of regulations including all Emergency, Pre-Notice of Intended Regulatory Action (NOIRA), Proposed, and Final regulations promulgated by executive branch agencies. The regulatory review process includes preparing economic impact analyses for all proposed regulations and making recommendations to Cabinet secretaries and to the Governor's office on specific regulations.