zero-basis budgeting

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Oct 02, 2006

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCC) is tightening its collective belt. For 2007, the budget for the US bishops' conference will be only $139,000,000.00-- which is roughly three times the annual budget for the entire Roman Curia, but barely enough to buy proper paper clips for an organization that shows the administrative wizardry of the USCCB.

I'm sure you're wondering: How can the conference possibly survive on such a pittance? Ah, but once again you underestimate our brave leaders, who are now studying a proposal from the Committee on Priorities and Plans.

Strategic planning measures include joining similar committees and offices to achieve more efficiency and preparing for future developments, such as an increase in cultural diversity.

See? The business-school approach is locked in:

The plan seeks to achieve economies of scale.

But some things never change:

The Communications Department will expand...

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