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Module 1 – Resource Management Environment

Each core competency requires CDFM candidates to demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge elements for each module.  Below are the elements for Module 1.

Government Resource Management Environment (30%)

  • Functions of the three branches of the federal government
  • Checks and balances between government branches
  • Preparation and structure of the federal budget
  • Sources and applications of federal funds
  • Relationship of the defense budget to gross domestic product
  • Relationship of the defense budget to the federal budget

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Manpower Management (20%)

  • Determination of peacetime requirements
  • Determination of mobilization requirements
  • Manpower management terminology
  • Relevant legal authorities
  • Relevant Circulars and Regulations

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Personnel Management (15%)

  • Evaluation tools and criteria
  • Conflict resolution
  • Relevant legal authorities
  • Relevant Circulars and Regulations

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Management Responsibility for Internal Control (15%)

  • Federal Managers Financial Integrity Act
  • Internal Control Standards
  • Relevant laws
  • Relevant Circulars and Regulations

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Fiscal Law (20%)

  • Constitutional authorities
  • Congressional budget resolutions
  • Congressional authorization and appropriation
  • Federal agency authorities
  • Availability of appropriations
  • Availability of revolving funds
  • Reprogramming
  • Continuing Resolutions
  • Anti-Deficiency Act

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