DTMB Governance

  • At the heart of the DTMB organization are the fundamental governance elements that define the department's authorities, processes, and procedures. Here you will find the core elements of DTMB's governance, from legislative acts and reports to executive orders and directives.

The Management and Budget Act

  • The Management and Budget Act defines the powers and duties of the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget (formerly DMB) and provides guidelines for the operation of the Michigan state government.

    Areas covered by the Act include the following:

    • Powers, duties, and laws relative to budgeting, accounting, and appropriations; 
    • Bids, purchases, and contracts for materials and supplies; 
    • Departmental internal auditing, administrative control, and reporting; 
    • The capital outlay process; 
    • The Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference; and 
    • Revenue, expenditures, and state spending to local governments.

Executive Directives

  • Executive directives are issued by the Governor to establish basic internal policy or procedure for the executive branch. Executive directives often establish guidelines, rules of conduct, or rules of procedures for state departments and their employees.

Administrative Guide to State Government

Legislative Reports

  • Appropriation Bills contain boilerplate language that requires DTMB to publish reports and make them available to the Legislature.

Executive Orders

  • The Michigan Constitution of 1963 vests the executive power of the state in the Governor. That power is exercised formally by executive order. Executive orders may reorganize agencies within the executive branch of state government, reassign functions among executive branch agencies, establish an advisory body, commission, or task force, regulate conduct within the executive branch of state government, or proclaim or end an emergency.

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance