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Budget and Fiscal Policy Department

500 E. San Antonio
Room 302B
El Paso, Texas 79901
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Phone (915) 546-2262
Fax (915) 543-3819
budget@epcounty.com


Financial Recovery Division
500 E. San Antonio
Room 106
El Paso, Texas 79901
Phone (915) 543-3892
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  • Who are we and what do we do?
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  • The Budget and Fiscal Policy department was established in October 2014. The Budget Department is responsible for preparing a proposed county budget that reasonably illustrates actual or estimated expenditures as well as resources for the current and future years. This includes coordinating departmental budget workshops and preparing annual fiscal and budget policies and procedures, providing guidance and advice to all County department managers, elected officials, and department heads on the financial conditions of their respective departments. The Budget and Fiscal Policy Department also works closely with the University Medical Center (UMC) and the Emergency Services Districts (ESD’s) No. 1 and 2 in regard to their annual budget and tax rates requests.
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  • We also assist with special budgetary requests and monitor staffing levels and personnel-related spending. We look for innovative approaches to ensure timely and complete collections of County revenues as well as collaborate with county administration and county departments on the conduct of cost/benefit studies and assisting departments in determining ways to increase efficiency and effectiveness throughout county operations. This collaboration with all county departments includes the development, collection and reporting of performance measures that will provide us with the data to make future meaningful resource allocation recommendations.
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  • The Budget & Fiscal Policy department began managing the Financial Recovery Division in 2015. This division is responsible for recovering monies assessed by court order to assist in collecting revenue due to the County and tax payers in a cost effective manner. In addition, effective 2016, the Grants Administration Division was made part of the Budget & Fiscal Policy Team. This department is in charge of identifying funding sources, placing priority in applying, administering and managing grants that are in alignment with the County strategic plan.