The core mission of the Division of the Budget (DOB), New York State’s executive branch fiscal control agency, is to promote the best use of State resources for all New Yorkers, to ensure the financial integrity of the State, and to advise the governor in matters that affect the financial health of the state. The DOB formulates the governor’s Executive Budget, offers policy recommendations on fiscal issues, and oversees the implementation of the final Enacted Budget.
Under the State Constitution, the governor is also responsible for: developing a revenue and expenditure plan for the state, which the Division of the Budget prepares for the governor; and developing a balanced budget to submit to the legislature along with appropriation bills necessary to execute the budget. Additionally, the governor is charged with managing the budget throughout the fiscal year.
Additionally, DOB coordinates agency budget requests with state agencies to facilitate the development and execution of their policy programs, ensuring the Division is involved in every facet of New York State’s government.
Visit the “Division of the Budget History” page to learn more about the DOB’s origins.
The executive team of the Division of the Budget is responsible for promoting a culture of accountability, performance and innovation within the Division and across the executive branch. The executives lead the approximately 290 employees of the DOB to facilitate the executive branch’s responsibilities in the annual state budget process. These critical responsibilities include: developing a more-than-$200 billion Executive Budget to cover New York State agencies, offices, funds and public authorities, and more than 106,000 state employees under direct executive branch control; negotiating and achieving an Enacted Budget with the legislature each year; and facilitating the execution of state agency budgets throughout the year.
The Budget Director oversees the overall development and management of the State’s fiscal policy, including the preparation of budget recommendations for all State agencies and programs, economic and revenue forecasting, tax policy, fiscal planning, capital financing and management of the State’s debt portfolio.
Sandra L. Beattie
Acting Budget Director
Sandra Beattie is Acting Budget Director at the New York State Division of the Budget (the Division), where she became First Deputy Director in 2019.
She joined the Division from the United States Government Accountability Office in Washington, where she was responsible for multi-state and national analysis of a broad range of key fiscal and policy issues including grant program consolidation, affordable housing, Medicaid expansion, and establishment of health exchanges, among others. Previously, she also worked for Deloitte Consulting, and she started her career with the Division in the Public Protection Unit working in Albany and as the Division’s Washington, DC–based representative in the New York State Office of Federal Affairs.
For over two decades of delivering measurable results across the federal and state government, Ms. Beattie is a luminary in the public sector budget and performance management, digital transformation, crisis management, and working across all government domains (e.g., Health, Medicaid, Technology, Transportation, and more). In addition, from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Beattie played a central role in New York State’s response, including the procurement of personal protective equipment, the fight for federal funding, and delivering new technology to support the vaccination and program and to launch the Excelsior Pass, a digital proof of vaccination.
Ms. Beattie earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from Emmanuel College in Boston and her master’s degree in business administration from the State University of New York at Albany.
Key Services and Programs
Visit the Open Budget web site to view and download State budget information in common open-data formats.
Visit the DOB’s Citizen’s Guide to learn more about the budget process, financial terminology, and state government structure.
Employment at DOB
Visit the DOB Employment page to learn about working at the Division, and current openings.
Visit the DOB Press Releases page to see press releases directly related to the Division or Division publications.
Freedom of Information Law
To learn about Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) and submit a request, visit the DOB’s FOIL web page.
Media Inquiries and General Public Information
Members of the media and general public may direct inquiries to our press line at 518-473-3885, or email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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