Office of Budget

The Budget Office develops budget estimates and supporting material for the financial needs of the Service, coordinates and assists in presenting the budget to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Congress, and ensures that enacted appropriations are properly executed. The director is responsible for advising employees about and ensuring compliance with appropriations integrity rules, law and procedures.

Director of the Budget Office Will Shields

Director of Budget

Will Shields
Bio:  Will Shields is the Manager of National Office Operations at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS).  In this role he supervises and coordinates the administrative and support services of the FMCS, including the offices of Administrative Services, Information Technology, Human Resources, Budget, and Finance.  Will also serves as Budget Director and is responsible for formulating and developing policies that govern the agency’s budget; and overseeing the agency strategic planning process and application to its operations.

Will joined FMCS in August, 2006 as its management analyst.  During his tenure, he has provided data analysis, technical writing, and research support to every office and manager in the agency.  His overall focus has been to improve employee efficiency and empower managerial decision making by providing high-quality information, management tools, and data analysis.  Most notable among his many accomplishments at FMCS are his collaboration with the IT department on the redesign of the Case and Contact Management System (CCMS) and related reports and the complete overhaul of the FMCS strategic plan and budget submission.  In July, 2014 Will was promoted to Budget Director and to Manager of National Office Operations in April, 2015.

Prior to joining FMCS, Will was Chief Economist and Director of Research for the HR Policy Association, a Washington, DC based public policy organization of chief human resource officers.  Before moving to the Washington, DC area, Will provided research and support to local governments through the Michigan State University Extension State and Local Government program.

Will received a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University in 2001 and a BA in Political Science from Union College in 1990.