Home > Divisions > Budget  > B-11

Request to Revise Approved Budget / Authorized Employees

The Wyoming Legislature, in W.S. 9-2-1005(b) and (g), has recognized the need for the Governor to have the authority to modify budgets in the absence of the Legislature. The ability to amend appropriated budgets in Wyoming state government is referred to as the B-11 process. "B-11" refers to a form utilized by the State Budget Department  that is utilized to record gubernatorially-approved budget adjustments. The Legislature's restricted delegation of appropriation authority to the Governor is enumerated in the following statute. 

Statutory Authority

Authority for the B-11 process resides in subsections (b) and (g) of W.S. 9-2-1005, which reads as follows: 

Any questions about the B-11 form should be directed to your assigned budget analyst

Procedural Steps for B-11 Processing

Step 1.

Additional funds (unappropriated by the Legislature or Governor) from Federal Government or other sources, may require a New/Adjusted Funds Request Form (NAFR). Approval of a NAFR must occur prior to receiving funds or submitting a B-11 for gubernatorial review.

Step 2.

A completed B-11 form and information packet should be directed to your assigned budget analyst to modify the appropriation. The form should contain specifics on the spending authority requested, position changes, grant periods, NAFR control number reference (if applicable) and a description of the impacts on appropriated budgets versus modified budgets. A copy of grant award letters, if relevant, must be attached. Also attached should be any relevant statutes or legislation, WOLFS documents with relevant budget authority and any current expenditures/revenue, additional page(s) defining the purpose of the funds, how they will be applied and a description of any personnel impact. The B-11 form requires the signature of both the chief fiscal officer and the agency director. Additionally, submitted information must contain a detailed Wyoming On Line Financial System (WOLFS) coding breakdown of anticipated expenditures that directly relate to the appropriation adjustment requested.


This information is necessary for preparation of the Governor's Report on "Flex Authority" for the Legislature and for preparation of the Authorization Column in your next budget.

Email the B-11 form and supporting documents to your assigned budget analyst and to SBD@wyo.gov. Enter “B-11 REQUEST” and your department number in the subject line of the email.

Step 3.

Following State Budget Department review of a request, a B-11 recommendation form is prepared by the State Budget Department  and forwarded to the Governor's Office for approval or disapproval.

Step 4.

If the approved budget modification (B-11 form) contains a request for a change in the authorized position count, the form is forwarded to the Personnel Division of the Department of Information and Administration for processing.

Step 5.

The approved B-11 form becomes the source document for WOLFS system budget adjustments. WOLFS adjustments (i.e. BGE90's) must be completed by the agency as soon as possible following the approval of the Governor's Office and subsequent to the Auditor's Office modification of the WOLFS appropriation authorization.

Additional Steps on WOLFS System

B-11 Instructions for when funding for the B-11 comes from another fund.

In order to receive (collect) the revenue that is to fund the additional spending authority granted by a B-11 that is coming from another fund, an IET transaction with an event type of IP5 must be completed. The fund transferring the cash should do the IET-IP5. This will require that the transferring agency have budget capacity for the object class 800 and a valid object code of TXXX. The receiving agency will have to establish a revenue budget with a valid TR revenue code. These codes are generally in the 64XX or 66XX. The last two digits generally represent the transferring agency. The SAO will process the additional spending authority per the B-11 for the receiving agency.

B-11 Instructions for when funding for the B-11 comes from another program either intra-agency or inter-agency. 

The transferring program will be required to do BGE90E documents with a decrease, which will free up spending authority to be transferred to the receiving agency/program. The BGE90E decrease documents need to be processed before the SAO can transfer the additional spending authority to the receiving agency. If the BGE90E documents are not processed, the BGE90A document the SAO must complete will not process and the receiving agency cannot receive its additional spending authority nor can it proceed to do BGE90E documents to budget the additional spending authority.

Executive Flex Authority - Section 305

The biennial appropriations bill historically includes language outlining the limits of gubernatorial authority with respect to B-11's, known as "flex" authority. In the 2022 appropriations bill, this language reads as follows: