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Government Operations Cluster


To provide sound financial management services to those District agencies under GOC’s purview and to ensure that all financial deliverables are met while adhering to the highest standards of accountability and oversight.

To ensure the financial stability, accountability and integrity of the agencies under the Cluster by providing proper budgeting, accounting and financial controls consistent with the OCFO’s rules, regulations and guidance.


The Government Operations Cluster formulates and manages the budget and performance plans for 35 District Government agencies, totaling $1.4 Billion in Operating and approximately $2.2 Billion in Capital (over six years); accounting for close to 60% of the District’s Capital Projects. Our financial and resource management services are divided into three (3) functions: 

Key Activities

GOC offers the following services, permitting our client agencies to accomplish and exceed their programmatic goals: 

  • Accounts Payable
  • Anti-deficiency Prevention Initiatives
  • Audit Support Services
  • Bank Account Reconciliation
  • Budget Development and Execution
  • Cash Collections
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Executing Federal Drawdown
  • Financial Policies & Procedures
  • Financial Review Process
  • Fixed Asset/Cost
  • Grants Monitoring
  • Indirect Cost Allocation
  • Internal Controls Assessment
  • Intra- District Payment Processing
  • Journal Entry
  • Monthly Spending Plans
  • Monthly, Interim, Year End Close
  • Payroll Monitoring and Control
  • Reconciliation of Funded Positions
  • Reprogramming
  • Year End Accrual
  • Year-End CAFR

Biographies of Key Staff

Associate Chief Financial Officer: Angelique Hayes Rice

Chief, Management Operations: Rhonda R. Cheatham

Director of Financial Operations: Dennis G. Gill

Director of Financial Operations: Michael Bolden

Cluster Controller: Belete D. Sitota

Contact Information

441 Fourth Street, NW, Suite 890N
Washington, DC 20001
Telephone: 202-727-0333 
Facsimile: 202-727-2202

Rhonda Cheatham, Chief, Management Operations
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Dennis Gill, Director of Financial Operations
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Michael Bolden, Director of Financial Operations
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Belete Sitota, Cluster Controller
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Anita Patterson, Executive Assistant
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