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Fleet Management Fund – The fund accounts for the financing of vehicles and the related maintenance, repairs and fuel costs of the City and allocates operating costs to the various departments or agencies using the equipment. Full Faith and Credit - A pledge of a government’s taxing power to repay debt obligations. Full-time Equivalent Position – The number of hours per year that a full-time employee is expected to work, usually 2080 hours. If there are two workers, each of whom works half that number of hours per year, the two workers together equal one full-time equivalent. Fund - A fiscal entity with revenues and expenses which are segregated for the purpose of carrying out a specific purpose or activity. Fund Balance - The excess of the assets of a fund over its liabilities. Fund Transfer - The movement of money between funds of the same governmental entity. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles - Uniform minimum standards for financial accounting and recording, encompassing the conventions, rules, and procedures that define accepted accounting principles. General Fund – The primary operating fund of the City. This fund is used to account for all financial transactions and resources except those required to be accounted for in another fund. General Operating Budget – The primary operating fund of the City which accounts for most tax funded functions such as general government, police and fire protection, parks and recreation, planning and community development, etc. General Obligation Bond - A bond that is backed by the full faith and credit of the government to repay the debt. Governmental Accounting Standards Board - A non-governmental organization which serves as the source of generally accepted accounting principles used by state and local governments. Governmental Funds – Funds through which most governmental functions of the City are financed. The three major funds used are General Fund, Capital Projects Fund, and Debt Service Fund. Grants - A contribution by a government or other organization to support a particular function. Grants may be classified as either operational or capital, depending upon the grantor. HOME Investment Partnership Grant – A Federal grant designed to expand the supply of affordable and decent housing for low income persons and families. Information Technology Fund – The fund accounts for the City’s technology infrastructure and allocates costs to the various departments or agencies using the service. Infrastructure - The physical assets of the City (e.g., street, water, sewer, public buildings, and parks). Intergovernmental Revenue - Funds received from Federal, State and other local government sources in the form of grants, shared revenues, or payments in lieu of taxes. Internal Control - The control or management of a government in accordance with the approved budget for the purpose of keeping expenditures within the limitation of available appropriations and resources. Internal Service Funds – These funds account for the financing of goods or services provided by one department to other departments or agencies of the City on a cost-reimbursement basis. The Internal Service funds for the City include Information Technology, Fleet Management, and Risk Management. 339

Profile for City of Suffolk, Virginia

Adopted FY20 Operating and Capital Budget  

Adopted FY20 Operating and Capital Budget