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I . GENERAL

The Department of State's Performance and Accountability Report for Fiscal Year 2002 (Report) provides performance and financial information that enables Congress, the President, and the public the ability to assess the performance of the Department relative to its mission and for stewardship of the resources entrusted to it. This Report satisfies the reporting requirements of the:
  • Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990
  • Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act of 1982
  • Government Management Reform Act of 1994
  • Government Performance and Results Act of 1993
  • Reports Consolidation Act of 2000.

II . CONTENT

  • MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE
    The Secretary's message includes an assessment of whether financial and performance data in the Report is reliable and complete, and a statement of assurance as required by the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA) indicating whether management controls are in place and financial systems conform with government-wide standards.
  • MESSAGE FROM THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
    The Assistant Secretary's message includes progress and challenges on improving the Department's financial management, and integrating budget and performance; planned time frames for correcting the material weakness identified in the Independent Auditor's Report; and information on the Department's management controls program under FMFIA.
  • MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS (MD&A)
    This is a concise overview of the entire Report. The MD&A includes an organizational overview; highlights of most important performance goals and results (positive and negative) for FY 2002; a brief analysis of financial performance; a brief description of systems, controls, and legal compliance; a summary description of FMFIA material weaknesses and non-conformances; and other "most important" information such as the Department's progress in implementing the President's Management Agenda and addressing the management challenges identified by the General Accounting Office and the Inspector General. The MD&A is supported and supplemented by detailed information contained in the Performance Section, Financial Section and Appendices.
  • PERFORMANCE SECTION
    This section contains the annual program performance information required by the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA) and combined with the Appendices, includes all of the required elements of an annual program performance report as specified in OMB Circular A-11, Preparing, Submitting, and Executing the Budget. This section contains a more detailed discussion and analysis of FY 2002 performance results. The results are presented by Strategic Goal with a chapter covering each Strategic Goal. This section may be read in conjunction with two of the appendices contained in this report, Annual Performance Goal Results 1999-2002 and FY 2002 Key Program Evaluations by Strategic Goal. For more information on this section, please contact the Office of Strategic and Performance Planning at (202) 647-0300.
  • FINANCIAL SECTION
    This section contains the Department's financial statements and related Independent Auditor's Report; the Inspector General's summary of the most serious management and performance challenges facing the agency and a brief assessment of the agency's progress in addressing those challenges; and other agency-specific statutorily required reports pertaining to the Department's financial management. For more information on this section, please contact the Office of Financial Policy, Reporting, and Analysis at (202) 261-8620.
  • APPENDICES This section contains more detailed information on the Department's performance results for FY 1999 - FY 2002 (including trend data), the sources and reliability of the Department's performance data, and FY 2002 Program Evaluations. The Office of Inspector General 2002 Performance Report also is presented. Other appendices provide information on Department locations, key staff and publications along with a glossary of acronyms.

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