The United States Department of State’s Agency Financial Report (AFR) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 provides an overview 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 AFR is the first of a series of three annual financial and performance reports for Federal agencies choosing to produce a separate AFR, an integrated Performance Budget, and a Summary of Performance and Financial Information. The reporting schedule includes: (1) an Agency Financial Report issued in November 2011; (2) a complete agency Annual Performance Report (APR) for FY 2011 and Annual Performance Plan (APP) for FY 2013 as part of the FY 2013 Congressional Budget Justification (CBJ), which is the Department’s budget request to Congress, to be issued in February 2012; and (3) a Summary of Performance and Financial Information, to be released also in February 2012. The last report will be produced jointly with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). These reports are available online at http://www.state.gov/s/d/rm/c6113.htm.
About the Cover
The cover images symbolize worldwide change and the Department’s leadership in this time. On the left, the Secretary delivers a statement in the Department’s Treaty Room announcing U.S. sanctions on Syria. The sanctions are in response to that government’s crackdown on its people demanding their universal human rights through peaceful demonstrations. The center image represents “freedom of the press,” as Tunisians came out to protest and test the word thereof of their president, Ben Ali. While in another image, people are celebrating the peaceful birth of a new nation, the Republic of South Sudan. The final image is of gear that stands ready for use by the Department’s evacuation team that accompanied evacuees of Tripoli, Libya on a chartered ferry to Valletta, Malta.