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Bureau of the Comptroller and Global Financial Services
November 16, 2012


The United States Department of State’s Agency Financial Report (AFR) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 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 2012; (2) a complete agency Annual Performance Report (APR) for FY 2012 and Annual Performance Plan (APP) for FY 2014 as part of the FY 2014 Congressional Budget Justification (CBJ), which is the Department’s budget request to Congress, to be issued in February 2013; and (3) a Summary of Performance and Financial Information, to be released also in February 2013. The last report will be produced jointly with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). These reports are available online at

Image showing the cover of the United States Department of State Agency Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2012.

About the Cover

The cover is a montage symbolizing the results the State Department delivers for the American people promoting economic growth; being able to travel abroad and immigrate to the United States; and providing global humanitarian assistance for disaster prevention and as a means of orderly and humane migration. The Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs congratulates the Maghreb Entrepreneurship Delegation winner, part of an initiative under the U.S. - North Africa Partnership for Economic Opportunity. Located in Portsmouth, N.H., the National Visa Center houses over 2.6 million immigrant visa files. At the right, a man hoists American wheat destined for Afghanistan. Finally, two passports symbolize Americans’ ability to travel abroad and are made possible by the Department’s dedicated employees.


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