The FDIC's Strategic Plan and Annual Performance Plan provide the basis for annual planning and budgeting for needed resources. The 2006 aggregate budget (for corporate, receivership and investment spending) was $1.09 billion, while actual expenditures for the year were $1.00 billion, about $55 million less than 2005 expenditures.
Over the past ten years, the FDIC's expenditures have varied in response to workload. During the past decade, expenditures generally declined due to decreasing resolution and receivership activity. Total expenditures increased in 2002 due to an increase in receivership-related expenses.
The largest component of FDIC spending is for costs associated with staffing. Staffing decreased by 1 percent in 2006, from 4,514 employees at the beginning of the year to 4,476 at the end of the year.