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Government Operations Cluster


To provide sound and timely financial management services to District agencies under GOC’s purview and to ensure the financial stability, accountability and integrity of the agencies under the cluster by providing proper budgeting, accounting and financial controls.


The Government Operations Cluster formulates and manages the budget and performance plans for 38 District government agencies, totaling $2 billion in operating and approximately $2.7 billion in capital (over six years). Our financial and resource management services are divided into three functions: 

Key Activities

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

  • Accounts Payable
  • Anti-deficiency Prevention Initiatives
  • Audit Readiness and Support
  • Bank Account Reconciliation
  • Budget Development and Execution
  • Cash Collections
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Executing Federal Drawdown
  • External Reporting
  • Design Implementation of Internal Controls
  • Documentation
  • Financial Policies & Procedures
  • Financial Statements
  • Financial Review Process
  • Fixed-Cost Management
  • Grants Monitoring
  • GAAP Compliance
  • General Ledger Accounting
  • Indirect Cost Allocation
  • Impementation of Best Practices
  • Intra-District Payment and Billing
  • Journal Entry
  • Monthly Spending Plans
  • Monthly, Interim, Year-End Close
  • Payroll Monitoring and Control
  • Reconciliation of Funded Positions
  • Personal and Real Property Reporting
  • Reprogramming
  • Year-End Accrual -- Year-End CAFR Audit Support

Biographies of Key Staff

Associate Chief Financial Officer: Angelique Hayes Rice

Chief, Management Operations: Rhonda R. Cheatham

Director of Financial Operations: Michael Bolden

Cluster Controller: Gashaw Woldehanna

Contact Information

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

Rhonda Cheatham, Chief, Management Operations
[email protected]

Michael Bolden, Director of Financial Operations
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Gashaw Woldehanna, Cluster Controller
[email protected]

Anita Patterson, Executive Assistant
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