The United States Department of State Citizens’ Report for Fiscal Year 2008 provides a summary of the Department’s financial and performance data to help Congress, the President and the public assess our stewardship over the resources entrusted to us. The Citizens’ Report reflects the final of a series of four reports in the Office of Management and Budget’s Pilot Program for Alternative Approaches to Performance and Accountability Reporting. As part of the four-tiered Pilot Program schedule for Fiscal Year 2008, the Department completed the Agency Financial Report, a two-page Budget, Performance and Financial Snapshot, an Annual Performance Report, and the Citizens’ Report.
All reports are available online at http://www.state.gov/s/d/rm/c6113.htm including the counterpart to the Citizens’ Report, a Podcast message from the Under Secretary for Management discussing the Citizens’ Report at http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/114052.m3u and an interview about the Department’s performance at http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/114051.m3u. These reports are prepared to present streamlined and timely information to provide readers and listeners with a sense of the Department’s highest priorities in the conduct of U.S. foreign policy, along with the successes and challenges in implementing programs that pursue our country’s foreign policy agenda.