Budget in Brief
How are we aligning county budgets with the Strategic Plan to achieve maximum impact for Durham County?
In Durham County, we are looking at how every resource contributes to the success of our programs. Whether that means people, programs, supplies, or equipment, we are looking closely at how we plan our annual budget.
Update: There are three new reports added that detail the County Manager's Recommended Budget for FY2019-20. These are in addition to the existing reports for historical expenditures and revenues.
Use the interactive dashboard below to see how Durham is transforming to becoming a more efficient, effective, and accountable government!
Full screen viewing – By clicking on the angled double arrow (⤢) at the bottom right of the “Microsoft Power BI” window you will enter full screen viewing. This is the recommended setting.
Page Navigation – There is two ways to navigate the three pages of the Durham County Budget in Brief. First, the left and right arrows (< >) at the bottom of the screen will move you from one page to the next and back again. Or the you can click on the text < 1 of # > a popup window allows for navigation directly to the page of your choice.
Budget in Brief Page Navigation and Terms: – When a Goal button(s) is selected the graphs will automatically adjust to only include the expenditure/revenues/Historical expenditures in that Goal. The same is true if a selection is made the Functional Area list. Hovering over the Historical Expenditures graphic will prompt a secondary graphic “pop up” with more detailed information.
Goals – The County groups departments into larger categories by the strategic plan, and the strategic plan has 5 Goal areas.
Functional Area – These are a grouping of departments with similar functions. And can be used in conjunction with the “Select Fund(s)” buttons to filter information in various ways. Selection of a button is by color change from blue to green.
Selecting Fund(s) – on the bottom left of page 2 of the reports is the option to “Select Fund(s)”. This filter allows the user to select from the General Fund, which is comprised of the functional areas of government that are basis of what is considered County operations and services. The “Other General Funds” is comprised of Funds that include Capital Improvement, Benefits, Risk management, etc. Finally, “All Other Funds” is transfers between funds during the Fiscal Year. By selecting all three (buttons will turn green) the graphs will display All Funds that have been budgeted for the fiscal year. Selection of one button will display only the funds in that selected group.
Adopted Budget – is the budget approved by the Board of County Commissioners and effective July 1st of any fiscal year.
Adopted Budget Pages – When a Goal button(s) is selected the graphs and department list will automatically adjust to only include the departments/expenditure/revenues in that Goal. The same is true if a selection is made the Department(s) list. Hovering over any graphic will prompt a secondary graphic “popup” with more detailed information.
FTEs – Full Time Equivalent positions…the number of positions supported.