The FDIC's Strategic Plan and Annual Performance Plan provide the basis for annual planning and budgeting for needed resources. The 2007 aggregate budget (for corporate, receivership and investment spending) was $1.12 billion, while actual expenditures for the year were $1.01 billion, about $16 million more than 2006 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 increased by one percent in 2007, from 4,476 employees at the beginning of the year to 4,532 at the end of the year.