Department of Finance (FIN)
What the Department Does
The mission of the Department of Finance is to prudently manage financial operations, recommend and implement sound fiscal policies, safeguard public assets, and encourage a safe environment on public property.
Turn The Curve Performance Agreement Measures
Turn the Curve (TTC) is a straightforward method of problem-solving and strategic planning designed to identify ways of improving the services that the County provides to residents and other customers. It requires County departments and employees to look at problems through a different lens and go through a five-step process to identify innovative ways to improve the outcomes of the government's programs and initiatives. TTC leverages the experience and brainpower that already exists in the organization: Department directors and staff at all levels work together to develop new ways to approach their work.
Departments have completed an agreement with County leadership that formalized their TTC work. Below is a link to the complete FIN agreement, at the heart of which are the three performance measures shown in the graphs below.
Percent of Payroll
Errors Per Sum of Dollars Under & Overpaid
Measures the Montgomery County Payroll operation's accurate and timely completion of payroll services
Non-Compliant Payments – Direct Purchase Orders CREated the Same DAy as
Invoice Date & Duplicate $s Per Total Invoices
Tracks the payments that have been processed without the proper prior authorization from the purchasing department and/or Finance review via a Direct Purchase Order (DPO).
(lost Time) Claims
Measures the outcomes of Risk Management's actions in fostering an increased culture of safety in the workplace.
Montgomery County departments are broken out into discrete programs for the purposes of Outcome Based Budgeting. A program is an activity or set of activities performed by County government that has:
- identifiable costs for budgeting purposes
- a clear public purpose and measurable results, and
- clear lines of accountability for its performance and financial management
It is said that the “story of the program” can be conveyed in five or fewer performance measures. The following are the performance measures for programs within the Department of Technology Services. In our performance framework there are three categories of measures:
- How much did we do? (quantity)
- How well did we do it? (quality)
- Is anyone better off? (effect or impact)
Click on the chart to explore FIN's programs and expenditures.