Attention EBT Cardholders

A small number of Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cardholders may be experiencing issues using their EBT cards. OTDA is aware of the issue and is continuing to work closely with our EBT vendor to resolve it as quickly as possible. Those affected should contact their local department of social services about getting a temporary replacement card.

Last updated: May 23, 2024, 3:15 PM

Division of Budget, Finance, and Data Management (BFDM)

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Renee Nowicki, Deputy Commissioner

BFDM consists of five bureaus: Budget Management, Financial Services, Data Management and Analysis, Contract Management, and Fiscal Systems.

Budget Management is responsible for collaborating on the development of the Agency's annual budget; overseeing the implementation of the budget, including monitoring expenditures and workforce levels; and providing fiscal analyses and recommendations on State and Federal legislative and regulatory proposals, litigation, and other programmatic and operational proposals.

Financial Services is responsible for providing technical assistance and training to local social services district fiscal staff; providing instructions to districts for the proper claiming of costs; processing all financial transactions related to Agency operations as well as reimbursement to districts for various programmatic and administrative costs; and submitting all required Federal financial reports.

Data Management and Analysis is responsible for producing a wide array of mandated and operational reports; providing independent on-demand data analysis; conducting and/or assisting in the development of program evaluations; and providing support for the Agency's policy and fiscal analysis, performance measurement, and public information activities.

Contract Management is responsible for directing and coordinating all purchasing and procurement activities including the Request for Proposal and Invitation for Bid processes and payments to contractors.

Fiscal Systems is responsible for overseeing various State systems that districts use to issue benefits and account for their expenditures, including developing user requirements consistent with Federal and State fiscal policies, initiating and testing all changes, and maintaining manuals and other documentation.

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