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Plans, Performance and Budget

This page provides access to FEC's current and historical Strategic Plan documents, Congressional Budget Justifications, which include the agency’s Annual Performance Plans, and the Commission's Performance and Accountability Reports. A detailed explanation of the agency's budget process is also included below.

The PDF files on this web site may be viewed or printed using Acrobat Reader available from Adobe. The Word files on the web site may be viewed or printed using Word available from Microsoft.

Strategic Plan Documents

Agency Financial Reports

Summary of Performance and Financial Information

Performance and Accountability Reports

The Commission's Performance and Accountability Reports (PAR) contain the agency's financial statements, as required by the Accountability of Tax Dollars Act of 2002.

Budget Documents

Fiscal Year 2017

Fiscal Year 2016

Fiscal Year 2015

Fiscal Year 2014

Fiscal Year 2013

Fiscal Year 2012

Fiscal Year 2011

Fiscal Year 2010

Fiscal Year 2009

Fiscal Year 2008

Fiscal Year 2007

Fiscal Year 2006

Fiscal Year 2005

Fiscal Year 2004

Fiscal Year 2003

Fiscal Year 2002

Fiscal Year 2001


Federal Election Commission Budget Process

The FEC is a concurrent submission agency and submits all budget and related documents to the President (Office of Management and Budget or OMB) and Congress simultaneously, pursuant to a provision in the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA.)

The original Budget submission consists of the main Justification for the budget request, the FEC Strategic Plan, the annual Performance Plan for the fiscal year of the budget request, and the Commission’s IT (Information Technology or computerization) Strategic and Performance Plan.

In addition, recent budget submissions have included a status report on the implementation of recommendations from the PricewaterhouseCooper, or PwC, review of the Commission’s operations.

The original budget request is prepared according to guidance from OMB under A-11, and according to the Government Performance and Results Act, GPRA, that mandated the preparation of multi-year agency Strategic Plans and annual Performance Plans tied to the annual budget submissions.

Finally, the spring Congressional Justification includes an annual Performance Report on the FEC’s performance under the previous fiscal year’s Performance Plan, also in accordance with the GPRA

The Commission may or may not reach agreement with the OMB and the President’s annual budget request. If agreement is reached, the spring Congressional Justification agrees with the appropriation request for the FEC contained in the President’s Budget. If agreement is not reached, the FEC will independently pursue its own appropriation request. Therefore, the Congressional Justification may differ significantly from the original budget request, or may be very similar to the original request. It also includes the annual Performance Report.

Once the Commission’s annual appropriation is enacted, the FEC prepares a Management Plan to allocate the appropriation by budget object class and by office or division. This annual Management Plan is reviewed and amended as necessary over the course of the fiscal year, and serves as the device that provides the annual allocation of resources by program.

Commission Plan for Agency Operations in the Absence of the Fiscal Year 2016 Appropriation

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