It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) website. This agency has primary responsibility for providing the Governor with the administrative support necessary for short and long term financial analysis and operating budget development, monitoring and fiscal control. Additional budget related services include policy development, planning and accountability. OPB also provides management services dealing with strategic planning and the integration of performance measures and information into the budget process.

In todays challenging economic environment, it is more important than ever that we carefully monitor spending needs and properly balance them with available resources. OPB believes strongly in its role as a fiscal manager and continually works to produce recommendations to the Governor that will support lean and efficient government that will provide needed services in the most effective manner possible.

Because of OPB's unique position in budget and policy development with the Governor, we are able to coordinate activities among various state agencies. This ensures that all available resources are utilized to deal with any budget matter or policy deliberation. It also means that Georgia's best and brightest persons can be tapped to deal with an issue and solve problems.

Through a statewide system of strategic planning and individual policy initiatives, this office provides the information needed for elected representatives to make informed choices about Georgias future development and direction. OPB is also committed to ensuring the public a high level of transparency in government and providing timely information to the people of Georgia on how state resources are spent.

In your review of this website you will find numerous publications that will clearly outline state expenditures and funding levels over time, performance measures for programs, report cards and dashboards and a concise explanation of the budget planning process. I hope that the information provided is helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact us about needed improvements.

Thank you for visiting this site.

Teresa MacCartney