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About the JFMIP

The Joint Financial Management Improvement Program (JFMIP) is a joint undertaking of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the General Accounting Office (GAO), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), working in cooperation with each other and other agencies to improve financial management practices in the Federal Government.

JFMIP was given statutory authorization in the Budget and Accounting Procedures Act of 1950 (31 USC 65 as amended).

The Program promotes strategies and sponsors projects to:
  • Improve financial management across the Federal Government
  • Participates in the financial management activities of central policy organizations
  • Facilitates the sharing of information about good financial management practices

Information sharing is accomplished through conferences and other educational events; newsletters; meetings with interagency groups and agency personnel; and the Internet.

Leadership and program guidance are provided by the four Principals of the JFMIP, who are the:

  1. Comptroller General of the United States
  2. Secretary of the Treasury
  3. Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
  4. Director of Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

This year the JFMIP Conference was canceled due to COVID-19. Below is information on JFMIP's on the Conference cost, registration and schedule for reference.

The 2020 JFMIP conference costs $140 and is open only to federal employees and vendors with current government contracts. Registration for federal employees is exclusively through the Intra-Governmental Payment and Collection system. The enrollment fee is $140 for either in-person attendance or the virtual option.

Registration deadline is May 4, 2020, and may close sooner if conference capacity is reached. Please see the Events page at for registration information.

The conference cost is not refundable. However, substitutions can be requested prior to May 4, 2020 by email only to

Session Topics Include:

  • JFMIP Principals' Roundtable: The Path Forward
  • Drivers of Change for Federal Financial Management
  • Developing the Workforce of the Future
  • Using Data for Decision Making and to Improve Results


 7:30-8:30 am 
 Networking and Registration 
 8:30-8:40 am 
 Welcome and National Anthem 
 8:40-9:50 am 
 Opening Plenary Session 
 9:50-10:05 am 
 Scantlebury Award Presentation 
 10:15-11:25 am 
 Morning Plenary Session 
 11:25 am-12:25 pm 
 Lunch Break (Food Court) 
 12:25-1:35 pm 
 Afternoon Plenary Session 
 1:35-2:00 pm 
 Networking Break 
 2:00-3:10 pm 
 Concurrent Sessions 
 3:20-4:30 pm 
 Closing Plenary Session 

CPE Credits: Participants can earn up to 7 CPE credits in various fields of study. No prerequisite knowledge, experience, or advanced preparation is necessary.

Contact Information:
For questions about the conference, please contact

For Distinguished Leadership in Financial Management Improvement

Since 1971, the JFMIP Principals have sponsored an annual award program directed to excellence in financial management. The award was established to recognize senior financial management executives who, through outstanding and continuous leadership in financial management, have been principally responsible for significant economies, efficiencies, and improvements in the government. In 1981, the award was designated as the Donald L. Scantlebury Memorial Award in honor of the Chief Accountant of the GAO and the chairman of the JFMIP Steering Committee.

Awards Presentation

The JFMIP Principals will present the awards at the JFMIP Federal Financial Management Conference in Washington, DC on May 11, 2020.


All government employees who are senior executives and have demonstrated outstanding distinguished leadership resulting in effective financial management improvements over the years are eligible to be nominated. Nominees from small entities with fewer than 1,300 full-time employees will receive every consideration provided they meet the selection criteria. Previous nominees may be nominated provided they meet the other provisions of this announcement. The nomination should be updated to include the latest achievements of the nominee.

Selection Criteria

The Awards Committee will base its determinations on two factors: sustained leadership in financial management and specific accomplishments in financial management. For purposes of this award, the term financial management has been interpreted to include but is not limited to, the following areas: accounting, auditing, information technology, budgeting, asset management, control and allocation of resources, cost reduction, financial analysis, financial systems development, management analysis, planning, productivity measurement, and improvements, and financial and performance reporting.

The Awards Committee will give substantial weight to sustained, high-quality leadership in financial management over the years considering:

  1. Long-term or lasting benefit of the nominee's accomplishments and/or exemplary leadership on the efficiency, effectiveness, and economy of government operations.
  2. Measurable improvements in financial management technology or methodology resulting from the nominee's accomplishments.
  3. Innovation of the nominee's accomplishments.
  4. The impact of the nominee's accomplishments on government financial management policies and practices.
  5. The impact of the nominee's accomplishments on his or her agency's financial management as a result of improving human capital management.
  6. The extent to which the improvements would have been impossible or significantly lessened without the nominee's involvement. The Awards Committee will also consider a series of specific accomplishments for which the nominee is primarily responsible and where the results can be measured specifically in terms of improvement in service, substantial savings, or significant technological progress adaptable to a wide range of government financial management operations.

Nomination Procedures

Each nomination must include a copy of the nomination form below, a short biographical sketch of the nominee, and a statement of justification for the award. Including the nomination form, the nomination package must not exceed five (5) pages. Submissions must be in English and must be received on or before April 3, 2020 to be eligible for consideration. Any nominations received after the closing date will not be considered. For further information, contact Dean Carpenter, (202) 512-5188, or by email to Agencies are encouraged to use incentive awards program channels for solicitation and selection of nominees. No more than three nominations should be submitted from the head of your agency.

Email your nomination to

Below are Historical Documents prevalent to the Joint Financial Management Improvement Program: