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Note 6. Cash and Other Monetary Assets

Bureau of Resource Management
November 15, 2010


The Cash and Other Monetary Assets at September 30, 2010 and 2009, are summarized below (dollars in millions). There are no restrictions on entity cash. Non-Entity cash is restricted as discussed below.

Cash and Other Monetary Assets
At September 30, 2010 and 2009
(dollars in millions)
2010 2009
Entity Assets Non-Entity
Total Entity Assets Non-Entity
Chancery Development
Trust Account:
Treasury Bills, at par $— $15 $15 $— $15 $15
Unamortized Discount
Cash-Imprest and Other Funds 88  88  69 69
Total $88 $15 $103 $69 $15 $84

Lease fees collected from foreign governments by the Department for the International Chancery Center are deposited into an escrow account called the Chancery Development Trust Account. The funds are unavailable to the Department at time of deposit, and do not constitute expendable resources until funds are necessary for additional work on the Center project. The Chancery Development Trust account invests in six-month marketable Treasury bills issued at a discount and redeemable for par at maturity. A corresponding liability for these amounts is reflected as Funds Held in Trust and Deposit Accounts.

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The Department of State placed seventh among the 32 large Federal agencies in ranking based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s biannual Federal Human Capital Survey of over 263,000 executive branch employees in over 290 federal organizations.

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It is worth noting that out of 32 large agencies, the Department of State ranked third on support for diversity; third on effective leadership; fourth on teamwork; fourth on training and development; fifth on performance based rewards and advancement; fifth on employee skills/mission match; and fifth on strategic management.

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