DI 39503.901 Budget Instructions for FY 1988 and 1989 -- General
The purpose of this transmittal is to provide instructions and guidance for submitting
your State disability determination services (DDS) and disability hearing units (DHU)
budget requests for fiscal years (FYs) 1988 and 1989.
Executive Order (E.O.) 12552, dated February 25, 1986, established a government-wide
program to improve the quality, timeliness and efficiency of services provided by
the Federal Government. The goal of the program is to achieve a 20 percent productivity
increase in key areas by 1992. Funding requests will be closely scrutinized by the
Administration, the Department, and the Office of Management and Budget to assure
that the disability program meets government-wide efficiency and productivity goals.
It is essential, therefore, that your budget requests be adequately detailed and documented
to permit an objective evaluation of the disability program. Strong documentation
will allow SSA to present and justify a level of funding that will result in accurate,
prompt and cost-effective disability determinations.