About the Agency
National Mediation Board (NMB) is an independent agency created by the Railway
Labor Act, the statute governing labor-management relations in the railroad and
airline industries. To avoid serious
disruptions to the Nations economy and protect the public interest, the Act
imposes on carriers and their employees the duty of settling disputes through
negotiation, mediation, and arbitration.
The NMB, headed by three presidentially appointed Members, has as its
chief responsibilities: (1) mediation of collective bargaining disputes; (2)
determination of employee representation for collective bargaining processes;
and (3) administration of a railroad grievance arbitration system.
The Budget Officer is
located in the Office of Administration (OA) and reports to the OA Supervisor. The incumbent is responsible for formulation
of the NMBs budget estimates and supporting justifications in accordance with
OMB Circular Number A-11, and other associated requirements. The incumbent ensures documentation and other
supporting material is developed for use by the Board Members and Chief of
Staff in explaining and defending agency budget requests before OMB,
Congressional committees, and other groups.
The incumbent develops apportionment and reapportionment requests,
annual budgets, quarterly allotment plans for executing the budget, funds
statements for the execution of programs and projects, and monitors obligations
against approved apportionment and financial plans, and recommends appropriate
reprogramming actions and/or supplemental appropriation requests to cover
forecasted funding shortfalls.
Formulation The primary individual responsible for preparing and coordinating the
overall NMB budget submission. Working with the department directors in
preparing and explaining the individual departmental budget to inclusion into the
overall NMB budget. Responsibilities include providing budgetary data to
OMB, the Congress, and other Federal agencies as necessary.
Execution Develops financial plans for the NMB which includes annual budget
amounts, quarterly allotments and apportionment and reapportionment
requests. Continuously analyzes obligations against approved financial
plans, resolves forecasting problems and recommends financial solutions as
required. Which includes financial planning, funds control, cost Control,
and Expenditure control.
3. Prepares budget
trends and analyses to determine the effectiveness of the NMBs programs and
proposed appropriation and supplemental appropriation requests and make
recommendation to management on changes, if necessary.
authoritative advice and assistance to NMB staff on the full range of budgeting
to include formulation, justification and execution areas.
and comments on OMB, GAO, Treasury, GSA, and agency policy and procedural
matters related to budgetary/financial activities and implement them when they
7. Oversees preparation of required OMB
and Treasury financial statements. Represents NMB in negotiations with
the cross-service provider, independent auditors, and representative from other