§11B-2-12. Submission of expenditure schedules; contents; submission of information on unpaid obligations; copies to Legislative Auditor.
(a) Prior to the beginning of each fiscal year, the spending officer of a spending unit shall submit to the secretary a detailed expenditure schedule for the ensuing fiscal year. The schedule shall be submitted in such form and at such time as the secretary may require. The schedule shall show:
(1) A proposed biweekly rate of expenditure for amounts appropriated for personal services;
(2) Each and every position budgeted under personal services for the next ensuing fiscal year, with the biweekly salary or compensation of each position;
(3) A proposed quarterly rate of expenditure for amounts appropriated for employee benefits, current expenses, equipment and repairs and alterations classified by a uniform system of accounting as called for in section twenty-five of this article for each item of every appropriation;
(4) A proposed yearly plan of expenditure for amounts appropriated for buildings and lands; and
(5) A proposed quarterly plan of receipts itemized by type of revenue.
(b) The secretary may accept a differently itemized expenditure schedule from a spending unit to which the above itemizations are not applicable.
(c) The secretary shall consult with and assist spending officers in the preparation of expenditure schedules.
(d) Within fifteen days after the end of each month of the fiscal year, the head of every spending unit shall certify to the Legislative Auditor the status of obligations and payments of the spending unit for amounts of employee benefits, including, but not limited to, obligations and payments for social security withholding and employer matching, public employees’ insurance premiums and public employees’ retirement and Teachers Retirement Systems.
(e) In the event the Legislative Auditor determines from certified reports or from other sources that any spending unit is not making all payments and transfers for employee benefits from funds appropriated for that purpose, the Legislative Auditor shall notify the secretary of administration, Auditor and Treasurer of the determination and thereafter no funds appropriated to the spending unit shall be encumbered or expended for the salary or compensation to the head of the spending unit until the Legislative Auditor determines that the payments or transfers are being made on a timely basis.
(f) When a spending officer submits an expenditure schedule to the secretary as required by this section, the spending officer shall at the same time transmit a copy thereof to the Legislative Auditor and the Joint Committee on Government and Finance or its designee. If a spending officer of a spending unit fails to transmit a copy to the Legislative Auditor on or before the beginning of the fiscal year, the Legislative Auditor shall notify the secretary, Auditor and Treasurer of the failure and thereafter no funds appropriated to the spending unit shall be encumbered or expended until the spending officer thereof has transmitted a copy to the Legislative Auditor.