The Department of State's Performance and Accountability Report for Fiscal Year 2004 (Report) provides performance and financial information that enables Congress, the President, and the public to assess the performance of the Department relative to its mission and stewardship of the resources entrusted to it. This Report also satisfies the reporting requirements of the following major legislation.
The Secretary's message includes a brief description of the Department's mission and how our mission is accomplished throughout the world. It also provides an assessment of whether financial and performance data in the Report are reliable and complete, and a statement of assurance as required by the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA), indicating whether the Department's management controls and financial systems meet the objectives of FMFIA.
The Assistant Secretary's message describes progress and challenges pertaining to the Department's financial management, integrating budget and performance, and information on the Department's management controls program under FMFIA and financial management systems under the Federal Financial Management Improvement Act of 1996.
The MD&A provides an overview of the entire Report. It includes an organizational overview; a summary of the most important performance results and challenges for FY 2004; a brief analysis of financial performance; a brief description of systems, controls, and legal compliance; and information on the Department's progress in implementing the President's Management Agenda. The MD&A also addresses the management challenges identified by the Government Accountability Office and the Inspector General. The MD&A is supported and supplemented by detailed information contained in the Performance Section, Financial Section, and Appendices.
This section is an overview of the Office of Inspector General's FY 2004 performance results, which are addressed in more detail in a separate report and published as a companion to this Report; the Inspector General's summary of the most serious management and performance challenges facing the Department; and a brief assessment of the agency's progress in addressing those challenges. For more information on the OIG performance report, contact the OIG's Office of Planning, Analysis, and Results at 202-663-0367. You may also view the report on the OIG website (http://oig.state.gov).
This section contains the annual program performance information required by the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA) and combined with the Appendices, include all of the required elements of an anuual program perfomance report as specified in OMB Circular A-11, Preparing, Submitting and Executing the Budget. The results are presented by Strategic Goal with a chapter covering each Strategic Goal. For more information on this section, please contact the Office of Strategic and Performance Planning at (202) 647-0300.
This section contains the Department's financial statements and related Independent Auditor's Report, and other information 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.
This section contains more detailed information on the Department's performance results including information on Program Evaluations, summaries of OMB's Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) analyses, and any revisions to indicators or targets. Other appendices provide information on the Department locations, key staff and publications, along with a glossary of acronyms.