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Management & Budget
Operating and Capital Budget
(Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013)
Reader's Guide To The Budget Document

Greenville County’s budget document describes how the County of Greenville’s government plans to meet the community’s needs. This document is not only an assembly of information required for making policy and resource decisions; it is also a resource for citizens in learning more about the operation of their county government.

The County of Greenville’s budget document is divided into the following major sections: Budget Message, Introduction, Budget Summaries, Fund Overview, and Appendix. These sections contain information useful to the administration of the County and are cross-referenced throughout the program document. Financial data, for example is presented in two sections: (1) the budget summaries section presents actual revenues and expenditures, as well as projected future year revenues and expenditures; and (2) the fund overviews present the budgets by department to demonstrate the connection between resources, programs, and services.

Budget Message

This section contains the County Administrator’s budget message which outlines key features of the FY2012/FY2013 biennium budget and a discussion of past and futures challenges in budgeting. The message also discusses underlying administrative practices that support the County’s budget goals.

Introduction Section

The Introduction section contains an organizational chart of the County, a discussion of the organizational structure of the County, an overview of the budget process and fund types, and the County’s financial policies.

Budget Summaries

The Budget Summaries section contains a comprehensive analysis of revenues and appropriations for all funds. This section summarizes the overall financial condition of the County’s major funds.

Fund Overview Sections

The Fund Overview Sections provide information concerning the different financial funds of the County: Capital Projects Fund, Debt Service Fund, General Fund, Special Revenue Funds, Internal Service Fund, and Enterprise Funds. The Capital Projects Fund section includes information on the County’s multi-year Capital Improvement Plan. The overview of the General Fund provides budget information by specific department.

Appendix

The Appendix Section contains statistical information about Greenville County, a glossary and an index for the budget document. This section also includes the approved budget ordinances for both years of the biennium.

Budget Book Cover
Operating and Capital Budget Cover

About the Cover: The cover was designed by Anna Rodrigue, an employee of the Greenville County Information Systems Division in web design/development.



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