The following are the 19 notes to the principal financial statements:

Note 1. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

A. Reporting Entity and Basis of Consolidation

The accompanying principal financial statements present the financial activities and position of the Department of State. The Statements include all General, Special, Revolving, Trust, and Deposit funds established at the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) to account for the resources entrusted to Department management, or for which the Department acts as a fiscal agent or custodian (except fiduciary funds, see Note 18).

Included in the Department’s reporting entity as a consolidation entity is the U.S. Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC). Treaties in 1848, 1853, and 1970 established the boundary between the United States and Mexico that extends 1,954 miles, beginning at the Gulf of Mexico, following the Rio Grande a distance of 1,255 miles and eventually ending at the Pacific Ocean below California. Established in 1889, the IBWC has responsibility for applying the boundary and water treaties between the United States and Mexico and settling differences that may arise in their application. Additionally, the following organizations are consolidated in these financial statements: International Joint Commission, International Boundary Commission, International Center, and the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. The Department determined there are no disclosure entities to report.

Statement of Federal Financial Accounting Standards (SFFAS) No. 47, Reporting Entity, requires disclosure of significant Related Party relationships. Large international organizations, while not controlled by the United States, are often significantly influenced by the Government as defined in SFFAS No. 47. In many cases, the United States participates in the policy discussion of the organization through the United States’ involvement on boards and counsels. Note 10, International Organizations Liability, discusses the Department’s funding, payments, and open liabilities to these organizations.

B. Basis of Presentation and Accounting

The statements are prepared as required by the Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Act of 1990, as amended by the Government Management Reform Act of 1994. They are presented in accordance with the form and content requirements of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-136, Financial Reporting Requirements, revised.

The statements have been prepared from the Department’s books and records, and are in accordance with the Department’s Accounting Policies (the significant policies are summarized in this Note). The Department’s Accounting Policies follow U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for Federal entities, as prescribed by the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB). FASAB’s SFFAS No. 34, The Hierarchy of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Including the Application of Standards Issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board, incorporates the GAAP hierarchy into FASAB’s authoritative literature.

Throughout the financial statements and notes, certain assets, liabilities, earned revenue, and costs have been classified as intragovernmental, which is defined as transactions made between two reporting entities within the Federal Government.

Transactions are recorded on both an accrual and budgetary basis. Under the accrual method of accounting, revenues are recognized when earned and expenses are recognized when incurred without regard to receipt or payment of cash. Budgetary accounting principles, on the other hand, are designed to facilitate compliance with legal requirements and controls over the use of Federal funds.

Accounting standards require all reporting entities to disclose that accounting standards allow certain presentations and disclosures to be modified, if needed, to prevent the disclosure of classified information.

C. Revenues and Other Financing Sources

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Department operations are financed through appropriations, reimbursement for the provision of goods or services to other Federal agencies, proceeds from the sale of property, certain consular-related and other fees, and donations. In addition, the Department collects passport, visa, and other consular fees that are not retained by the Department but are deposited directly to a Treasury account. The passport and visa fees are reported as earned revenues on the Statement of Net Cost and as non-entity collections in other financing sources on the Statement of Changes in Net Position.

Congress annually enacts one-year and multi-year appropriations that provide the Department with the authority to obligate funds within the respective fiscal years for necessary expenses to carry out mandated program activities. In addition, Congress enacts appropriations that are available until expended. All appropriations are subject to congressional restrictions and most appropriations are subject to OMB apportionment. For financial statement purposes, appropriations are recorded as a financing source (i.e., Appropriations Used) and reported on the Statement of Changes in Net Position at the time they are recognized as expenditures. Appropriations expended for capitalized property and equipment are recognized when the asset is purchased.

Work performed for other Federal agencies under reimbursable agreements is financed through the account providing the service and reimbursements are recognized as revenue when earned. Administrative support services at overseas posts are provided to other Federal agencies through the International Cooperative Administrative Support Services (ICASS). ICASS bills for the services it provides to agencies at overseas posts. These billings are recorded as revenue to ICASS and must cover overhead costs, operating expenses, and replacement costs for capital assets needed to carry on the operation. Proceeds from the sale of real property, vehicles, and other personal property are recognized as revenue when the proceeds are credited to the account that funded the asset. For non-capitalized property, the full amount realized is recognized as revenue. For capitalized property, revenue or loss is determined by whether the proceeds received were more or less than the net book value of the asset sold. The Department retains proceeds of sale, which are available for purchase of the same or similar category of property.

The Department is authorized to collect and retain certain user fees for machine-readable visas, expedited passport processing, and fingerprint checks on immigrant visa applicants. The Department is also authorized to credit the respective appropriations with (1) fees for the use of Blair House; (2) lease payments and transfers from the International Center Chancery Fees Held in Trust to the International Center Project; (3) registration fees for the Office of Defense Trade Controls; (4) reimbursement for international litigation expenses; and (5) reimbursement for training foreign government officials at the Foreign Service Institute.

Generally, donations received in the form of cash or financial instruments are recognized as revenue at their fair value in the period received. Contributions of services are recognized if the services received (1) create or enhance non-financial assets, or (2) require specialized skills that are provided by individuals possessing those skills, which would typically need to be purchased if not donated. Works of art, historical treasures, and similar assets that are added to collections are not recognized as revenue at the time of donation because they are heritage assets. If subsequently sold, proceeds from the sale of these items are recognized in the year of sale. More information on earned revenues can be found in Note 14.

D. Allocation Transfers

Allocation transfers are legal delegations by one Federal agency of its authority to obligate budget authority and outlay funds to another agency. The Department processes allocation transfers with other Federal agencies as both a transferring (parent) agency of budget authority to a receiving (child) entity and as a receiving (child) agency of budget authority from a transferring (parent) entity. A separate fund account (allocation account) is created in the Treasury as a subset of the parent fund account for tracking and reporting purposes. Subsequent obligations and outlays incurred by the child agency are charged to this allocation account as they execute the delegated activity on behalf of the parent agency.

Generally, all financial activities related to allocation transfers (i.e., budget authority, obligations, and outlays) are reported in the financial statements of the parent agency. Transfers from the Executive Office of the President, for which the Department is the receiving agency, is an exception to this rule. Per OMB guidance, the Department reports all activity relative to these allocation transfers in its financial statements. The Department allocates funds, as the parent, to the Departments of Defense, Labor (DOL), Treasury, Health and Human Services (HHS); the Peace Corps; Millennium Challenge Corporation; and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). In addition, the Department receives allocation transfers, as the child, from USAID.

E. Fund Balance with Treasury and Cash and Other Monetary Assets

The Fund Balance with Treasury is the unexpended balances of appropriation accounts, trust accounts, and revolving funds. It is available to finance authorized commitments relative to goods, services, and benefits. The Department does not maintain cash in commercial bank accounts for the funds reported in the Consolidated Balance Sheet, except for the Emergencies in the Diplomatic and Consular Services and the Foreign Service National Defined Contributions Retirement Fund. Treasury processes domestic cash receipts and disbursements on behalf of the Department and the Department’s accounting records are reconciled with those of Treasury on a monthly basis.

The Department operates two Financial Service Centers located in Bangkok, Thailand and Charleston, South Carolina. These provide financial support for the Department and other Federal agencies’ operations overseas. The U.S. Disbursing Officer at each Center has the delegated authority to disburse funds on behalf of the Treasury. See Notes 2 and 5.

F. Accounts and Loans Receivable

Accounts and Loans Receivable consist of Intragovernmental Accounts Receivable and non-Federal Accounts and Loans Receivable. Intragovernmental Accounts Receivable are amounts owed the Department principally from other Federal agencies for ICASS services, reimbursable agreements, and Working Capital Fund services. Accounts and Loans Receivable from non-Federal entities primarily consist of amounts owed the Department for civil monetary fines and penalties, Value Added Tax (VAT) reimbursements not yet received, repatriation loans due, and IBWC receivables for Mexico’s share of IBWC activities. Civil monetary fines and penalties are assessed on individuals for such infractions as violating the terms and munitions licenses, exporting unauthorized defense articles and services, and violation of manufacturing licenses agreements. VAT receivables are for taxes paid on purchases overseas in which the Department has reimbursable agreements with the country for taxes it pays. The U.S. and Mexican governments generally share the total costs of IBWC projects in proportion to their respective benefits in cases of projects for mutual control and utilization of the waters of a boundary river, unless the Governments have predetermined by treaty the division of costs according to the nature of a project.

The Department provides repatriation loans for destitute American citizens overseas whereby the Department becomes the lender of last resort. These loans provide assistance to pay for return transportation, food and lodging, and medical expenses. The borrower executes a promissory note without collateral. Consequently, the loans are made anticipating a low rate of recovery. Interest, penalties, and administrative fees are assessed if the loan becomes delinquent.

Accounts and Loans Receivable from non-Federal entities are subject to the full debt collection cycle and mechanisms, e.g., salary offset, referral to collection agents, and Treasury offset. In addition, Accounts Receivable from non-Federal entities are assessed interest, penalties, and administrative fees if they become delinquent. Interest and penalties are assessed at the Current Value of Funds Rate established by Treasury. Accounts Receivable is reduced to net realizable value by an Allowance for Uncollectible Accounts. This allowance is recorded using aging methodologies based on an analysis of past collections and write-offs. See Note 4 for more information on Accounts and Loans Receivable, Net.

G. Interest Receivable

Photo showing Lucile Atcherson, first woman Foreign Service Officer, 1922. [National Archives]

Interest earned on investments, but not received as of September 30, is recognized as interest receivable.

H. Advances and Prepayments

Payments made in advance of the receipt of goods and services are recorded as advances or prepayments, and recognized as expenses when the related goods and services are received. Prepayments are made principally to other Federal entities or lease holders for future services. Advances are made to Department employees for official travel, salary advances to Department employees transferring to overseas assignments, and other miscellaneous prepayments and advances for future services. Advances and prepayments are reported as Other Assets on the Consolidated Balance Sheet. Typically, USAID Federal assistance results in a net advance in Other Assets. Additional information may be found in Note 7.

I. Investments

The Department has several accounts that have the authority to invest cash resources. For these accounts, the cash resources not required to meet current expenditures are invested in interest-bearing obligations of the U.S. Government. These investments consist of U.S. Treasury special issues and securities. Special issues are unique public debt obligations for purchase exclusively by the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund and for which interest is computed and paid semi-annually on June 30 and December 31. They are purchased and redeemed at par, which is their carrying value on the Consolidated Balance Sheet.

Investments by the Department’s Gift, Israeli Arab Scholarship, Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship, Middle Eastern-Western Dialogue, and International Center accounts are in U.S. Treasury securities. Interest on these investments is paid semi-annually at various rates. These investments are reported at acquisition cost, which equals the face value net of unamortized discounts or premiums. Discounts and premiums are amortized over the life of the security using the straight-line method for Gift Funds investments, and effective interest method for the other accounts. Additional information on Investments can be found in Note 3.

J. Property and Equipment

Real Property

Real property assets primarily consist of facilities used for U.S. diplomatic missions abroad and capital improvements to these facilities, including unimproved land; residential and functional-use buildings such as embassy/consulate office buildings; office annexes and support facilities; and construction-in-progress. Title to these properties is held under various conditions including fee simple, restricted use, crown lease, and deed of use agreement. Some of these properties are considered historical treasures and are considered multi-use heritage assets. These items are reported on the Consolidated Balance Sheet, in Note 6 to the financial statements, and in the Heritage Assets Section.

The Department also owns several domestic real properties, including the National Foreign Affairs Training Center (Arlington, Va.); the International Center (Washington, D.C.); the Charleston Financial Services Center (S.C.); the Beltsville Information Management Center (Md.); the Florida Regional Center (Ft. Lauderdale); and consular centers in Charleston, S.C., Portsmouth, N.H., and Williamsburg, Ky. The Foreign Missions Act authorizes the Department to facilitate the secure and efficient operation in the United States of foreign missions. The Act established the Office of Foreign Missions to manage acquisitions, including leases, additions, and sales of real property by foreign missions. In certain cases, based on reciprocity, the Department owns real property in the United States that is used by foreign missions for diplomatic purposes. The IBWC owns buildings and structures related to its boundary preservation, flood control, and sanitation programs.

Buildings and structures are carried at either actual or estimated historical cost. The Department capitalizes all costs for constructing new buildings and building acquisitions regardless of cost, and all other improvements of $1 million or more. Costs incurred for constructing new facilities, major rehabilitations, or other improvements in the design or construction stage are recorded as construction-in-progress. After these projects are substantially complete, costs are transferred to Buildings and Structures or Leasehold Improvements, as appropriate. Depreciation is computed on a straight-line basis over the asset’s estimated life and begins when the property is placed into service. The estimated useful lives for real property are as follows:

Real Property Estimated Useful Life by Asset Category
Asset Category Estimated Useful Life
Land Improvements 30 years
Buildings and Structures 10 to 50 years
Assets Under Capital Lease Lease term or 30 years
Leasehold Improvements Lesser of lease term or 10 years

Personal Property

Personal property consists of several asset categories including aircraft, vehicles, security equipment, communication equipment, automated data processing (ADP) equipment, reproduction equipment, and software. The Department holds title to these assets, some of which are operated in unusual conditions, as described below.

The Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) uses aircraft to help eradicate and stop the flow of illegal drugs. To accomplish its mission, INL maintains an aircraft fleet that is one of the largest Federal, nonmilitary fleets. Most of the aircraft are under direct INL air wing management. However, a number of aircraft are managed by host-countries. The Department holds title to most of the aircraft under these programs and requires congressional notification to transfer title for any aircraft to foreign governments. INL contracts with firms to provide maintenance support depending on whether the aircraft are INL air wing managed or host-country managed. INL air wing managed aircraft are maintained to Federal Aviation Administration standards that involve routine inspection, as well as scheduled maintenance and replacements of certain parts after given hours of use. Host-country managed aircraft are maintained to host-country requirements, which are less than Federal Aviation Administration standards.

The Department also maintains a large vehicle fleet that operates overseas. Many vehicles require armoring for security reasons. For some locations, large utility vehicles are used instead of conventional sedans. In addition, the Department contracts with firms to provide support in strife-torn areas, such as Iraq and Afghanistan. Contractor support includes the purchase and operation of armored vehicles. Under the terms of the contracts, the Department has title to the contractor-held vehicles.

Personal property and equipment with an acquisition cost of $25,000 or more, and a useful life of two or more years, is capitalized at cost. Additionally, all vehicles are capitalized, as well as internal use software with cost of $500,000 or more. Except for contractor-held vehicles in Iraq and Afghanistan, depreciation is calculated on a straight-line basis over the asset’s estimated life and begins when the property is placed into service. Contractor-held vehicles in Iraq and Afghanistan, due to the harsh operating conditions, are depreciated on a double-declining balance basis. The estimated useful lives for personal property are as follows:

Personal Property Estimated Useful Life by Asset Category
Asset Category Estimated Useful Life
Aircraft:  
INL air wing managed 10 years
Host-country managed 5 years
Vehicles:  
Department managed 3 to 6 years
Contractor-held in Iraq and Afghanistan 2 ½ years
Security Equipment 3 to 15 years
Communication Equipment 3 to 20 years
ADP Equipment 3 to 6 years
Reproduction Equipment 3 to 15 years
Internal Use Software Estimated useful life or 5 years

See Note 6, Property and Equipment, Net, for additional information.

Capital Leases

Leases are accounted for as capital leases if the value is $1 million or more and they meet one of the following criteria: (1) the lease transfers ownership of the property by the end of the lease term; (2) the lease contains an option to purchase the property at a bargain price; (3) the lease term is equal to or greater than 75 percent of the estimated useful life of the property; or (4) at the inception of the lease, the present value of the minimum lease payment equals or exceeds 90 percent of the fair value of the leased property. The initial recording of a lease’s value (with a corresponding liability) is the lesser of the net present value of the lease payments or the fair value of the leased property. Capital leases that meet criteria (1) or (2) are depreciated over the useful life of the asset (30 years). Capital leases that meet criteria (3) or (4) are depreciated over the term of the lease. Capital lease liabilities are amortized over the term of the lease; if the lease has an indefinite term, the term is capped at 50 years. Additional information on capital leases is disclosed in Note 11, Leases.

Stewardship Property and Equipment

Stewardship Property and Equipment, or Heritage Assets, are assets that have historical or natural significance; are of cultural, educational, or artistic importance; or have significant architectural characteristics. They are generally considered priceless and are expected to be preserved indefinitely. As such, these assets are reported in terms of physical units rather than cost or other monetary values. See Note 6.

K. Grants

The Department awards educational, cultural exchange, and refugee assistance grants to various individuals, universities, and non-profit organizations. Budgetary obligations are recorded when grants are awarded. Grant funds are disbursed in two ways: grantees draw funds commensurate with their immediate cash needs via HHS’ Payment Management System; or grantees request reimbursement for their expenditures.

L. Accounts Payable

Accounts payable represent the amounts accrued for contracts for goods and services received but unpaid at the end of the fiscal year and unreimbursed grant expenditures. In addition to accounts payables recorded through normal business activities, unbilled payables are estimated based on historical data.

M. Accrued Annual, Sick, and Other Leave

Annual leave is accrued as it is earned by Department employees, and the accrual is reduced as leave is taken. Throughout the year, the balance in the accrued annual leave liability account is adjusted to reflect current pay rates. The amount of the adjustment is recorded as an expense. Current or prior year appropriations are not available to fund annual leave earned but not taken. Funding occurs in the year the leave is taken and payment is made. Sick leave and other types of non-vested leave are expensed as taken.

N. Employee Benefit Plans

Retirement Plans: Civil Service employees participate in either the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). Members of the Foreign Service participate in either the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability System (FSRDS) or the Foreign Service Pension System (FSPS).

Employees covered under CSRS contribute 7 percent of their salary; the Department contributes 7 percent. Employees covered under CSRS also contribute 1.45 percent of their salary to Medicare insurance; the Department makes a matching contribution. On January 1, 1987, FERS went into effect pursuant to Public Law No. 99-335. Most employees hired after December 31, 1983, are automatically covered by FERS and Social Security. Employees hired prior to January 1, 1984, were allowed to join FERS or remain in CSRS. Employees participating in FERS contribute 0.8 percent or 3.1 percent (depending on date of hire) of their salary, with the Department making contributions of 13.7 percent or 11.9 percent. FERS employees also contribute 6.2 percent to Social Security and 1.45 percent to Medicare insurance. The Department makes matching contributions to both. A primary feature of FERS is that it offers a Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) into which the Department automatically contributes 1 percent of pay and matches employee contributions up to an additional 4 percent.

Foreign Service employees hired prior to January 1, 1984 participate in FSRDS, with certain exceptions. FSPS was established pursuant to Section 415 of Public Law No. 99-335, which became effective June 6, 1986. Foreign Service employees hired after December 31, 1983 participate in FSPS with certain exceptions. FSRDS employees contribute 7.25 percent of their salary; the Department contributes 7.25 percent. FSPS employees contribute 1.35 percent of their salary; the Department contributes 20.22 percent. FSRDS and FSPS employees contribute 1.45 percent of their salary to Medicare; the Department matches their contribution. FSPS employees also contribute 6.2 percent to Social Security; the Department makes a matching contribution. Similar to FERS, FSPS also offers the TSP.

Foreign Service National (FSN) employees at overseas posts who were hired prior to January 1, 1984, are covered under CSRS. FSN employees hired after that date are covered under a variety of local government plans in compliance with the host country’s laws and regulations. In cases where the host country does not mandate plans or the plans are inadequate, employees are covered by plans that conform to the prevailing practices of comparable employers.

Health Insurance: Most American employees participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP), a voluntary program that provides protection for enrollees and eligible family members in cases of illness and/or accident. Under FEHBP, the Department contributes the employer’s share of the premium as determined by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

Life Insurance: Unless specifically waived, employees are covered by the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLIP). FEGLIP automatically covers eligible employees for basic life insurance in amounts equivalent to an employee’s annual pay, rounded up to the next thousand dollars plus $2,000. The Department pays one-third and employees pay two-thirds of the premium. Enrollees and their family members are eligible for additional insurance coverage, but the enrollee is responsible for the cost of the additional coverage.

Other Post Employment Benefits: The Department does not report CSRS, FERS, FEHBP, or FEGLIP assets, accumulated plan benefits, or unfunded liabilities applicable to its employees; OPM reports this information. As required by SFFAS No. 5, Accounting for Liabilities of the Federal Government, the Department reports the full cost of employee benefits for the programs that OPM administers. The Department recognizes an expense and imputed financing source for the annualized unfunded portion of CSRS, post-retirement health benefits, and life insurance for employees covered by these programs. The additional costs are not owed or paid to OPM, and thus are not reported on the Consolidated Balance Sheet as a liability. Instead, they are reported as an imputed financing source from costs absorbed from others on the Consolidated Statement of Changes in Net Position.

O. Future Workers’ Compensation Benefits

The Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) provides income and medical cost protection to cover Federal employees injured on the job or who have incurred a work-related occupational disease, and beneficiaries of employees whose death is attributable to job-related injury or occupational disease. The DOL administers the FECA program. DOL initially pays valid claims and bills the employing Federal agency. DOL calculates the actuarial liability for future workers’ compensation benefits and reports to each agency its share of the liability.

P. Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund

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The Department manages the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund (FSRDF). To ensure it operates on a sound financial basis, the Department retains an actuarial firm to perform a valuation to project if the Fund’s assets together with the expected future contributions are adequate to cover the value of future promised benefits. To perform this valuation the actuary projects the expected value of future benefits and the stream of expected future employer and employee contributions. The valuation serves as a basis for the determination of the needed employer contributions to the retirement fund and is based on a wide variety of economic assumptions, such as merit salary increases and demographic assumptions, such as rates of mortality. Since both the economic and demographic experience change over time, it is essential to conduct periodic reviews of the actual experience and to adjust the assumptions in the valuation, as appropriate. The Department’s actuary completes an Actuarial Experience Study approximately every five years to ensure the assumptions reflect the most recent experience and future expectations. The Department’s last study was completed in 2018. The economic assumptions changes from the experience study are different from the economic assumptions changes determined under SFFAS No. 33 Pensions, Other Retirement Benefits, and Other Postemployment Benefits. See Note 9, After-Employment Benefit Liability, for the Department’s accounting policy for FSRDF retirement-related benefits and the associated actuarial present value of projected plan benefits.

Q. Foreign Service Nationals’ After-Employment Benefits

Defined Contributions Fund (DCF): This fund provides retirement benefits for FSN employees in countries where the Department has made a public interest determination to discontinue participation in the Local Social Security System (LSSS) or deviate from other prevailing local practices. Title 22, Foreign Relations and Intercourse, Section 3968, Local Compensation Plans, provides the authority to the Department to establish such benefits as part of a total compensation plan for these employees.

Defined Benefit Plans: The Department has implemented various arrangements for defined benefit pension plans in other countries, for the benefit of some FSN employees. Some of these plans supplement the host country’s equivalent to U.S. social security, others do not. While none of these supplemental plans are mandated by the host country, some are substitutes for optional tiers of a host country’s social security system. The Department accounts for these plans under the provisions and guidance contained in International Accounting Standards (IAS) No. 19, Employee Benefits. IAS No. 19 provides a better structure for the reporting of these plans which are established in accordance with local practices in countries overseas.

Lump Sum Retirement and Severance: Under some local compensation plans, FSN employees are entitled to receive a lump-sum separation payment when they resign, retire, or otherwise separate through no fault of their own. The amount of the payment is generally based on length of service, rate of pay at the time of separation, and the type of separation.

R. International Organizations Liability

The United States is a member of the United Nations (UN) and other international organizations and supports UN peacekeeping operations. As such, the United States either contributes to voluntary funds or an assessed share of the budgets and expenses of these organizations and activities. These payments are funded through congressional appropriations to the Department. The purpose of these appropriations is to ensure continued American leadership within those organizations and activities that serve important U.S. interests. Funding by appropriations for dues assessed for certain international organizations is not received until the fiscal year following assessment. These commitments are regarded as funded only when monies are authorized and appropriated by Congress. For financial reporting purposes, the amounts assessed, pledged, and unpaid are reported as liabilities of the Department. Additional information is disclosed in Note 10.

S. Contingent Liabilities

Contingent liabilities are liabilities where the existence or amount of the liability cannot be determined with certainty pending the outcome of future events. The Department recognizes contingent liabilities when the liability is probable and reasonably estimable. See Notes 8 and 12.

T. Funds from Dedicated Collections

Funds from Dedicated Collections are financed by specifically identified revenues, often supplemented by other financing sources, which remain available over time. These specifically identified revenues and other financing sources are required by statute to be used for designated activities or purposes and must be accounted for separately from the Government’s general revenues. Additional information is disclosed in Notes 3 and 13.

U. Net Position

The Department’s net position contains the following components:

Unexpended Appropriations: Unexpended appropriations is the sum of undelivered orders and unobligated balances. Undelivered orders represent the amount of obligations incurred for goods or services ordered, but not yet received. An unobligated balance is the amount available after deducting cumulative obligations from total budgetary resources. As obligations for goods or services are incurred, the available balance is reduced.

Cumulative Results of Operations: The cumulative results of operations include the accumulated difference between revenues and financing sources less expenses since inception and donations.

Net position of funds from dedicated collections is separately disclosed. See Note 13.

V. Foreign Currency

Accounting records for the Department are maintained in U.S. dollars, while a significant amount of the Department’s overseas expenditures are in foreign currencies. For accounting purposes, overseas obligations and disbursements are recorded in U.S. dollars based on the rate of exchange as of the date of the transaction. Foreign currency payments are made by the U.S. Disbursing Office.

W. Fiduciary Activities

Fiduciary activities are the collection or receipt, and the management, protection, accounting, investment, and disposition by the Federal Government of cash or other assets in which non-Federal individuals or entities have an ownership interest that the Federal Government must uphold. The Department’s fiduciary activities are not recognized on the principal financial statements, but are reported on schedules as a note to the financial statements. The Department’s fiduciary activities include receiving contributions from donors for the purpose of providing compensation for certain claims within the scope of an established agreement, investment of contributions into Treasury securities, and disbursement of contributions received within the scope of the established agreement. See Note 18.

X. Change in Accounting Estimate

The Foreign Service Retirement Plans Actuarial Experience Study 2012 – 2017, mentioned earlier in this note, resulted in significant demographic actuarial assumptions changes. These changes to the assumptions as well as changes required by SFFAS No. 33 used to project the valuation of the FSRDF actuarial liability resulted in an overall actuarial loss in 2018 as noted on the Statement of Net Cost. For a further description and itemization, see Note 9.

Y. Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions, and exercise judgment that affects the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, net position, and disclosure of contingent liabilities as of the date of the financial statements, and the reported amounts of revenues, financing sources, expenses, and obligations incurred during the reporting period. These estimates are based on management’s best knowledge of current events, historical experience, actions the Department may take in the future, and various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances. Due to the size and complexity of many of the Department’s programs, the estimates are subject to a wide range of variables, including assumptions on future economic and financial events. Accordingly, actual results could differ from those estimates.

Z. Comparative Data

Certain 2018 amounts have been reclassified to conform to the 2019 presentation.

Photo showing the new U.S. Consulate General Matamoros, Mexico situated on a 7.6-acre compound. The project was dedicated in May 2019. [Department of State/OBO]

Note 2. Fund Balance with Treasury

Fund Balance with Treasury at September 30, 2019 and 2018, is summarized below (dollars in millions).

Status of Fund Balance with Treasury
At September 30, 2019 and 2018 (dollars in millions)
2019 2018
Unobligated Balances Available $29,765 $28,280
Unobligated Balances Unavailable 1,466 967
Obligated Balances not yet Disbursed 29,867 29,581
Total Unobligated and Obligated 61,098 58,828
Deposit and Receipt Funds 60 107
Total $61,158 $58,935

Note 3. Investments

Investments at September 30, 2019 and 2018, are summarized below (dollars in millions). All investments are classified as Intragovernmental Securities.

Summary of Investments
At September 30, 2019 (dollars in millions)
Net
Investment
Market
Value
Maturity
Dates
Interest Rates
Range
Interest
Receivable
Non-Marketable, Par Value:
Special Issue Securities $19,318 $19,318 2020 – 2028 1.375% – 5.125% $133
Subtotal 19,318 19,318 133
Non-Marketable, Market Based:
Israeli Arab Scholarship Fund 5 5 2021 – 2024 2.000% – 2.625%
Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Fund 8 4 2020 2.250% – 2.500%
Middle Eastern-Western Dialogue Fund 11 11 2020 – 2023 1.375% – 2.625%
Gift Funds, Treasury Bills 22 20 2019 – 2027 1.125% – 2.750%
International Center 15 15 2019 0.000%
Foreign Service National Defined Contribution Retirement Fund 23 23 2020 – 2043 1.250% – 2.875%
Subtotal 84 78
Total Investments $19,402 $19,396 $133
Summary of Investments
At September 30, 2018 (dollars in millions)
Net
Investment
Market
Value
Maturity
Dates
Interest Rates
Range
Interest
Receivable
Non-Marketable, Par Value:
Special Issue Securities $19,184 $19,184 2016 – 2028 1.375% – 5.250% $137
Subtotal 19,184 19,184 137
Non-Marketable, Market Based:
Israeli Arab Scholarship Fund 5 5 2017 – 2021 0.750% – 2.000%
Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Fund 8 8 2017 – 2019 3.500% – 8.875%
Middle Eastern-Western Dialogue Fund 12 12 2018 – 2022 1.000% – 2.000%
Gift Funds, Treasury Bills 24 24 2017 – 2026 0.750% – 3.125%
International Center 15 15 2017 0.875%
Foreign Service National Defined Contribution Retirement Fund 17 17 2018 – 2043 0.750% – 2.875%
Subtotal 81 81
Total Investments $19,265 $19,265 $137

The Department’s activities that have the authority to invest cash resources are Funds from Dedicated Collections  (see Note 13). The Federal Government does not set aside assets to pay future benefits or other expenditures associated with funds from dedicated collections. The cash receipts collected from the public for funds from dedicated collections are deposited in the Treasury, which uses the cash for general Government purposes. Treasury securities are issued to the Department as evidence of its receipts. Treasury securities are an asset to the Department and a liability to the Treasury. Because the Department and the Treasury are both parts of the Government, these assets and liabilities offset each other from the standpoint of the Government as a whole. For this reason, they do not represent an asset or a liability in the U.S. Government-wide financial statements.

Treasury securities provide the component entity with authority to draw upon the Treasury to make future benefit payments or other expenditures. When the Department requires redemption of these securities to make expenditures, the Government finances those expenditures out of accumulated cash balances, by raising taxes or other receipts, by borrowing from the public or repaying less debt, or by curtailing other expenditures. The Government finances most expenditures in this way.

Note 4. Accounts and Loans Receivable, Net

The Department’s Accounts and Loans Receivable, Net at September 30, 2019 and 2018, are summarized below (dollars in millions). All are entity receivables.

Accounts and Loans Receivable, Net
At September 30, 2019 and 2018
(dollars in millions)
  2019 2018
Entity
Receivables
Allowance
for
Uncollectible
Net
Receivables
Entity
Receivables
Allowance
for
Uncollectible
Net
Receivables
Intragovernmental Accounts Receivable $148 $— $148 $177 $— $177
Non-Intragovernmental Accounts and Loans Receivable 127 (43) 84 170 (41) 129
Total Receivables $275 $(43) $232 $347 $(41) $306

The Accounts and Loans Receivable, Net of allowance for uncollectible accounts as of September 30, 2019 and 2018, is $232 million and $306 million, respectively. The allowance for uncollectible accounts are recorded using aging methodologies based on analysis of historical collections and write-offs.

The Intragovernmental Accounts Receivable are amounts owed to the Department from other Federal agencies for reimbursable agreements for goods and services. The Non-Intragovernmental Accounts and Loans Receivable are amounts due from non-Federal entities for civil monetary fines and penalties, value added taxes and repatriation loans and associated administrative fees (see Accounts and Loans Receivable in Note 1.F).

In 2019, the Department estimated $4 million in accounts receivable to be collectible for criminal restitution.

Note 5. Cash and Other Monetary Assets

The Cash and Other Monetary Assets at September 30, 2019 and 2018, 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, 2019 and 2018
(dollars in millions)
2019 2018
Entity
Assets
Non-Entity
Assets
Total Entity
Assets
Non-Entity
Assets
Total
After-Employment Benefit Assets $221 $— $221 $196 $— $196
Emergencies in the Diplomatic and Consular Service 5 5 6 6
Total $226 $— $226 $202 $— $202

Foreign Service National After-Employment Benefit Assets

The Defined Contributions Fund (FSN DCF) provides retirement benefits for FSN employees in countries where the Department has made a public interest determination to discontinue participation in the LSSS or deviate from other prevailing local practices. Title 22, Foreign Relations and Intercourse, Section 3968, Local Compensation Plans, provides the authority to the Department to establish such benefits and identifies as part of a total compensation plan for these employees. The FSN DCF is administered by a third party who invests excess funds in Treasury securities on behalf of the Department. The other monetary assets reported for the FSN DCF is $221 million and $196 million as of September 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively.

Photo showing the new U.S. Embassy Pristina, Kosovo that was dedicated in July 2019. It is situated on a 12-acre site in central Pristina. [Department of State/OBO]

Note 6. Property and Equipment, Net

Property and Equipment, Net balances at September 30, 2019 and 2018, are shown in the following table (dollars in millions).

Property and Equipment, Net Balances
At September 30, 2019 and 2018
(dollars in millions)
Major Classes 2019 2018
Cost Accumulated
Depreciation
Net
Value
Cost Accumulated
Depreciation
Net Value
Real Property:
Overseas —
Land and Land Improvements $2,868 $(104) $2,764 $2,782 $(97) $2,685
Buildings and Structures 24,852 (9,871) 14,981 23,362 (9,145) 14,217
Construction-in-Progress 4,200 4,200 3,894 3,894
Assets Under Capital Lease 171 (67) 104 179 (64) 115
Leasehold Improvements 662 (400) 262 693 (386) 307
Domestic —
Structures, Facilities and Leaseholds 1,606 (607) 999 1,496 (564) 932
Construction-in-Progress 462 462 448 448
Assets Under Capital Lease 330 (33) 297 244 (18) 226
Land and Land Improvements 123 (10) 113 82 (9) 73
Total — Real Property 35,274 (11,092) 24,182 33,180 (10,283) 22,897
Personal Property:
Aircraft 593 (428) 165 690 (439) 251
Vehicles 1,029 (671) 358 990 (662) 328
Communication Equipment 29 (21) 8 29 (21) 8
ADP Equipment 348 (228) 120 351 (193) 158
Reproduction Equipment 8 (7) 1 8 (7) 1
Security Equipment 278 (156) 122 277 (132) 145
Internal Use Software 391 (301) 90 305 (251) 54
Software-in-Development 322 322 253 253
Other Equipment 372 (161) 211 382 (145) 237
Total — Personal Property 3,370 (1,973) 1,397 3,285 (1,850) 1,435
Total Property and Equipment, Net $38,644 $(13,065) $25,579 $36,465 $(12,133) $24,332

Stewardship Property and Equipment – Heritage Assets

The Department maintains collections of art, furnishings and real property (Culturally Significant Property) that are held for public exhibition, education and official functions for visiting chiefs of State, heads of government, foreign ministers and other distinguished foreign and American guests. As the lead institution conducting American diplomacy, the Department uses this property to promote national pride and the distinct cultural diversity of American artists, as well as to recognize the historical, architectural and cultural significance of America’s holdings overseas.

There are nine separate collections of art and furnishings: the Diplomatic Reception Rooms Collection, the Art Bank Program, the Art in Embassies Program, the Cultural Heritage Collection, the Library Rare and Special Book Collection, the Secretary of State’s Register of Culturally Significant Property, the U.S. Diplomacy Center, the Blair House, and the International Boundary and Water Commission. The collections, activity of which is shown in the following table and described more fully in the Required Supplementary Information and Other Information sections of this report, consist of items that were donated or purchased using donated or appropriated funds. The Department provides protection and preservation services to maintain all Heritage Assets in the best possible condition as part of America’s history. The following table contains unaudited data as discussed in the Independent Auditor’s Report.

Heritage Assets
For the Years Ended September 30, 2018 and 2019
  Diplomatic Reception Rooms Collection Art Bank Program Art in Embassies
Program
Cultural Heritage
Collection
Library Rare & Special Book Collection Secretary of State’s Register of Culturally Significant Property U.S. Diplomacy Center1 Blair House International Boundary and Water Commission
Description Collectibles – Art and furnishings from the period 1750 to 1825 Collection of American works of art on paper Collectibles – American works of art Collections include fine and decorative arts and other cultural objects Collectibles – Rare books and other publications of historic value Noncollection – Buildings of historic, cultural, or architectural significance Collectibles – Historic artifacts, art and other cultural objects Collections of fine and decorative arts, furnishings, artifacts, other cultural objects, rare books and archival materials in national historic landmark buildings Monuments that mark the international boundary between the United States and Mexico, Falcon International Dam and Power Plant
Acquisition and Withdrawal Acquired through donation or purchase using donated funds. Excess items are sold. Acquired through purchase. Excess items are transferred. Acquired through purchase or donation. Excess items are sold. The program provides assessment, preservation, and restoration as needed. Acquired through donation. Acquired through purchase. Excess items are sold. Acquired through donation or transfer.  Excess items are transferred. Acquired through purchase, donation or transfer. Excess items are transferred or disposed of via public sale. The monuments were constructed to mark the international boundary. The dam and power plant were constructed by the United States and Mexico pursuant to Water Treaty of 1944.
Condition Good to excellent Poor to excellent Good to excellent Good to excellent Poor to good Poor to excellent Good to excellent Good to excellent Poor to good
Number of Assets – 9/30/2017 1,828 2,628 1,187 18,422 1,250 33 4,363 2,623 140
Acquisitions 12 22 15 243 34   522 4  
Adjustments 1   6 251 1   10 4  
Disposals 21 30   322 3   11 19  
Number of Assets – 9/30/2018 1,820 2,620 1,208 18,594 1,282 33 4,884 2,612 140
Deferred Maintenance – 9/30/2018 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A $7,955,000 N/A N/A $1,474,000
Acquisitions 6 27 40 95 61 4 1,020 1  
Adjustments 1   15 600     171    
Disposals 6     702 1   1 9  
Number of Assets – 9/30/2019 1,821 2,647 1,263 18,587 1,342 37 6,074 2,604 140
Deferred Maintenance – 9/30/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A $21,270,457 N/A N/A $1,154,000

1Assets acquired by the U.S. Diplomacy Center are either categorized as heritage assets, kept as tracked reference material, transferred to other museums/institutions, or disposed of. The U.S. Diplomacy Center currently has a backlog of cataloging approximately 600 assets. (back to text)

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Note 7. Other Assets

The Department’s Other Assets are primarily comprised of advances and prepayments as described in Note 1.H. The majority of Intragovernmental Assets are prepayments to USAID in support of the Global Health and Child Survival program and the Defense Security Cooperation Agency in support of Peacekeeping Operations and the Pakistan Counterinsurgency Capability programs. The Non-Intragovernmental Advances are predominantly prepayments to grantees in support of the Global Health and Child Survival program. Other Non-Intragovernmental Advances include prepayments for the Overseas Buildings Operations real property rent and acquisitions. The Department’s Other Assets as of September 30, 2019 and 2018, are summarized below (dollars in millions).

Other Assets
As of September 30, 2019 and 2018
(dollars in millions)
  2019 2018
Intragovernmental:    
Other Advances and Prepayments $1,235 $1,327
Non-Intragovernmental:    
Salary Advances 6 8
Travel Advances 15 15
Other Advances and Prepayments 971 1,053
Inventory 15 17
Total Other Assets $2,242 $2,420

Note 8. Other Liabilities

The Department’s Other Liabilities at September 30, 2019 and 2018, are summarized below (dollars in millions).

Other Liabilities
At September 30, 2019 and 2018
(dollars in millions)
  2019 2018
Current Non-Current Total Current Non-Current Total
Intragovernmental            
Deferred Revenue $277 $— $277 $239 $— $239
Custodial Liability 8 8 24 24
Other Liabilities 34 23 57 15 23 38
Total Intragovernmental 319 23 342 278 23 301
Federal Employees Compensation Act Benefits 91 91 93 93
Capital Lease Liability 12 52 64 13 60 73
Accrued Salaries Payable 230 230 261 261
Contingent Liability 25 25 8 8
Pension Benefits Payable 66 66 64 64
Accrued Annual Leave 418 418 395 395
Environmental Liability 54 54 96 96
Other Liabilities 731 60 791 670 670
Deferred Revenues 68 68 62 62
Subtotal 1,198 609 1,807 1,163 559 1,722
Total Other Liabilities $1,517 $632 $2,149 $1,441 $582 $2,023

Environmental Liability Associated with Asbestos Cleanup and Other

The Department has estimated both friable, $6 million, and nonfriable, $47 million, asbestos-related cleanup costs and recognized a liability and related expense for those costs that are both probable and reasonably estimable as of September 30, 2019, consistent with the current guidance in the Statement of Federal Financial Accounting Standards (SFFAS) No. 5, Accounting for Liabilities of the Federal Government; SFFAS No. 6, Accounting for Property, Plant, and Equipment, Chapter 4: Cleanup Costs; and Technical Release (TR) 2, Determining Probable and Reasonably Estimable for Environmental Liabilities in the Federal Government. The remaining $1 million in environmental liability is non-asbestos related cleanup costs for lead based paint.

Liabilities Not Covered by Budgetary Resources

The Department’s liabilities are classified as liabilities covered by budgetary resources, liabilities not covered by budgetary resources, or liabilities not requiring budgetary resources. Liabilities not covered by budgetary resources result from the receipt of goods and services, or occurrence of eligible events in the current or prior periods, for which revenue or other funds to pay the liabilities have not been made available through appropriations or current earnings of the Department. Liabilities not requiring budgetary resources are for liabilities that have not in the past required and will not in the future require the use of budgetary resources. This includes liabilities for clearing accounts, non-fiduciary deposit funds, custodial collections, and unearned revenue. The liabilities in this category at September 30, 2019 and 2018 are summarized in the Schedule of Liabilities Not Covered by Budgetary Resources (dollars in millions).

Liabilities Not Covered by Budgetary Resources
At September 30, 2019 and 2018
(dollars in millions)
  2019 2018
Intragovernmental Liabilities    
Unfunded FECA Liability $19 $20
Total Intragovernmental Liabilities 19 20
International Organizations Liability 2,318 1,534
After-Employment Benefit Liability:    
Foreign Service Retirement Actuarial Liability 3,750 2,672
Foreign Service Nationals (FSN):    
Defined Contributions Fund 247 221
Defined Benefit Plans 48 90
Lump Sum Retirement and Voluntary Severance 463 397
Total After-Employment Benefit Liability 4,508 3,380
Accrued Annual Leave 418 395
Environmental Liability 54 96
Capital Lease Liability 64 73
Contingent Liability 25 8
Other Liabilities 384 455
Total Liabilities Not Covered by Budgetary Resources 7,790 5,961
Total Liabilities Covered by Budgetary Resources 24,537 23,831
Total Liabilities Not Requiring Budgetary Resources 84 131
Total Liabilities $32,411 $29,923
Photo showing Secretary Pompeo, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump (center left), and Ambassador for Trafficking in Persons John Richmond of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (center right) posing with the 2019 ‘TIP Report Heroes’ in Washington, D.C., June 20, 2019. [Department of State]

Note 9. After-Employment Benefit Liability

The Department of State provides after-employment benefits to both Foreign Service Officers (FSOs) and Foreign Service Nationals (FSNs). FSOs participate in the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability pension plans. FSN employees participate in a variety of plans established by the Department in each country based upon prevailing compensation practices in the host country. The table below summarizes the liability associated with these plans (dollars in millions).

After-Employment Benefit Liability
For the Years Ended September 30, 2019 and 2018
  2019 2018
Foreign Service Officer    
Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund $23,401 $21,927
Foreign Service Nationals    
Defined Contributions Fund 247 221
Defined Benefit Plans 48 90
Lump Sum Retirement and Voluntary Severance 463 397
Total FSN 758 708
Total After-Employment Benefit Liability $24,159 $22,635

Details for these plans are presented as follows.

Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund

The FSRDF finances the operations of the FSRDS and the FSPS. The FSRDS and the FSPS are defined-benefit, single-employer plans. FSRDS was originally established in 1924; FSPS in 1986. The FSRDS is a single-benefit retirement plan. Retirees receive a monthly annuity from FSRDS for the rest of their lives. FSPS provides benefits from three sources: a basic benefit (annuity) from FSPS, Social Security, and the Thrift Savings Plan.

The Department’s financial statements present the Pension Actuarial Liability of the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Program (the “Plan”) as the actuarial present value of projected plan benefits, as required by the SFFAS No. 33, Pensions, Other Retirement Benefits, and other Post Employment Benefits: Reporting the Gains and Losses from Changes in Assumptions and Selecting Discount Rates and Valuation Dates. The Pension Actuarial Liability represents the future periodic payments provided for current employee and retired Plan participants, less the future employee and employing Federal agency contributions, stated in current dollars.

Future periodic payments include benefits expected to be paid to (1) retired or terminated employees or their beneficiaries; (2) beneficiaries of employees who have died; and (3) present employees or their beneficiaries, including refunds of employee contributions as specified by Plan provisions. Total projected service is used to determine eligibility for retirement benefits. The value of voluntary, involuntary, and deferred retirement benefits is based on projected service and assumed salary increases. The value of benefits for disabled employees or survivors of employees is determined by multiplying the benefit the employee or survivor would receive on the date of disability or death, by a ratio of service at the valuation date to projected service at the time of disability or death.

The Pension Actuarial Liability is calculated by applying actuarial assumptions to adjust the projected plan benefits to reflect the discounted time value of money and the probability of payment (by means of decrements such as death, disability, withdrawal or retirement) between the valuation date and the expected date of payment. The Plan uses the aggregate entry age normal actuarial cost method, whereby the present value of projected benefits for each employee is allocated on a level basis (such as a constant percentage of salary) over the employee’s service between entry age and assumed exit age. The portion of the present value allocated to each year is referred to as the normal cost.

The table below presents the normal costs for 2019 and 2018.

Normal Costs for 2019 and 2018
Normal Cost: 2019 2018
FSRDS 37.36% 35.38%
FSPS 29.78% 28.00%

As discussed in Note 1.P, Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund, and Note 1.X, Changes in Accounting Estimate, there was a significant actuarial loss in 2018 resulting from assumption changes determined appropriate by an experience study performed by actuaries retained by the Department. The Foreign Service Retirement Plans Actuarial Experience Study 2012 – 2017 describes extensive assumption changes, both economic and demographic. The economic assumption change related to merit salary growth experience. The merit salary increase is the portion of the overall annual pay increase that is over and above the annual general salary and locality pay increases, i.e. the salary increase derived from career longevity and promotions.

Demographic assumptions include the set of rates that predict certain events occurring to a group of employees or annuitants. Events of significance to a retirement system are those that result in a commencement or termination of a benefit payment. The events affecting active employees include reasons for leaving the service such as retirement, becoming disabled, terminating service, or death. The events affecting annuitants include, first and foremost, mortality.

The demographic assumption changes included significant revisions to mortality rate assumptions for non-disabled, child, and other survivor annuitants based in the adoption of more modern mortality tables and improvement scales. There were also changes to assumptions related to the future separation of active employees including their probability of withdrawal, retirement, or becoming disabled. The actuarial loss of $1,677 million, recognized in 2018, resulting from these demographic assumption changes can be seen in the following table.

The assumption changes for interest rate, inflation, and other items, are not from the experience study. These changes arise in connection with each annual valuation and follow the guidelines of SFFAS No. 33. The changes from assumptions for 2019 and 2018 can be seen in the following table.

Actuarial assumptions are based on the presumption that the Plan will continue. If the Plan terminates, different actuarial assumptions and other factors might be applicable for determining the actuarial present value of accumulated plan benefits.

The following table presents the calculation of the combined FSRDS and FSPS Pension Actuarial Liability and the assumptions used in computing it for the year ended September 30, 2019 and 2018 (dollars in millions).

Combined FSRDS and FSPS Pension Actuarial Liability
For the Years Ended September 30, 2019 and 2018
(dollars in millions)
  2019 2018
Pension Actuarial Liability, Beginning of Year $21,927 $19,994
Pension Expense:    
Normal Cost 519 489
Interest on Pension Liability 742 709
Actuarial (Gains) or Losses:    
From Experience 520 177
From Assumption Changes    
Interest Rate 292 354
Experience Study 1,677
Other 387 (510)
Prior Year Service Costs
Other (1)
Total Pension Expense 2,460 2,895
Less Payments to Beneficiaries 986 962
Pension Actuarial Liability, End of Year 23,401 21,927
Less: Net Assets Available for Benefits 19,651 19,255
Actuarial Pension Liability – Unfunded $3,750 $2,672
Actuarial Assumptions: 2019 2018
Rate of Return on Investments 3.33% 3.42%
Rate of Inflation 1.50% 1.35%
Salary Increase 1.75% 1.60%

Net Assets Available for Benefits at September 30, 2019 and 2018, consist of the following (dollars in millions).

Net Assets Available for Benefits
At September 30, 2019 and 2018
(dollars in millions)
  2019 2018
Fund Balance with Treasury $— $—
Accounts and Interest Receivable 416 152
Investments in U.S. Government Securities 19,318 19,184
Total Assets 19,734 19,336
Less: Liabilities Other Than Actuarial 83 81
Net Assets Available for Benefits $19,651 $19,255

Foreign Service Nationals’ After-Employment Benefit Liabilities

The Department of State operates overseas in over 180 countries and employs a significant number of local nationals, currently over 55,000, known as Foreign Service Nationals (FSNs).

FSNs hired after January 1, 1984 do not qualify for any Federal civilian benefits (and therefore cannot participate) in any of the Federal civilian pension systems (e.g., Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), FSRDS, Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), etc.). By statute, the Department is required to establish compensation plans for FSNs in its employ in foreign countries. The plans are based upon prevailing wage and compensation practices in the locality of employment, unless the Department makes a public interest determination to do otherwise. In general, the Department follows host country (i.e., local) practices and conventions in compensating FSNs. The end result is that compensation for FSNs is often not in accord with what would otherwise be offered or required by statute and regulations for Federal civilian employees.

In each country, FSN after-employment benefits are included in the Post’s Local Compensation Plan. Depending on the local practice, the Department offers defined benefit plans, defined contribution plans, and retirement and voluntary severance lump sum payment plans. These plans are typically in addition to or in lieu of participating in the host country’s LSSS. These benefits form an important part of the Department’s total compensation and benefits program that is designed to attract and retain highly skilled and talented FSN employees.

FSN Defined Contributions Fund (FSN DCF)

The Department’s FSN DCF finances two after-employment plans, the FSN Defined Contribution Plan (DCP) and the Variable Contribution Plan (VCP).

The Department’s FSN DCP and VCP provide after-employment benefits for FSN employees in countries where the Department has made a public interest determination to discontinue participation in the LSSS or deviate from other prevailing local practices. Title 22, Foreign Relations and Intercourse, Section 3968, Local Compensation Plans, provides the authority to the Department to establish such benefits and identifies as part of a total compensation plan for these employees.

The Department contributes 12 percent of each participant’s base salary to the FSN DCP. Participants are not allowed to make contributions to the Plan. The amount of after-employment benefit received by the employee is determined by the amount of the contributions made by the Department along with investment returns and administrative fees. The Department’s obligation is determined by the contributions for the period, and no actuarial assumptions are required to measure the obligation or the expense. The FSN DCP is administered by a third party who invests contributions in U.S. Treasury securities on behalf of the Department. Payroll contributions are sent to the third party administrator, while separation benefits are processed by the Department upon receipt of funds from the third party. As of September 30, 2019, approximately 13,000 FSNs in 31 countries participate in the FSN DCP.

The Department records expense for contributions to the FSN DCP when the employee renders service to the Department, coinciding with the cash contributions to the FSN DCP. Total contributions by the Department in 2019 and 2018 were $28.9 million and $28.2 million, respectively. Total liability reported for the FSN DCP is $223 million and $204 million as of September 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively.

The VCP reported employee and employer contributions of $8.1 million and $7.4 million as of September 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively. The total liability reported for the Variable Contribution Plan is $24 million and $17 million as of September 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively.

Local Defined Contribution Plans

In 50 countries, the Department has implemented various local arrangements, primarily with third party providers, for defined contribution plans for the benefit of FSNs. Total contributions to these plans by the Department in 2019 and 2018 were $25 million and $26.6 million, respectively.

Defined Benefit Plans

In 12 countries, involving over 3,900 FSNs, the Department has implemented various arrangements for defined benefit pension plans for the benefit of FSNs. Some of these plans supplement the host country’s equivalent to U.S. social security, others do not. While none of these supplemental plans are mandated by the host country, some are substitutes for optional tiers of a host country’s social security system. Such arrangements include (but are not limited to) conventional defined benefit plans with assets held in the name of trustees of the plan who engage plan administrators, investment advisors and actuaries, and plans offered by insurance companies at predetermined rates or with annual adjustments to premiums. The Department deposits funds under various fiduciary-type arrangements, purchases annuities under group insurance contracts or provides reserves to these plans. Benefits under the defined benefit plans are typically based either on years of service and/or the employee’s compensation (generally during a fixed number of years immediately before retirement). The range of assumptions that are used for the defined benefit plans reflect the different economic and regulatory environments within the various countries.

As discussed in Note 1.Q, the Department accounts for these plans under guidance contained in International Accounting Standards (IAS) No. 19, Employee Benefits. In accordance with IAS No. 19, the Department reported the net defined benefit liability of $48 million and $90 million as of September 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively. There was a decrease of $42 million in 2019 and an increase of $29 million in 2018.

The material FSN defined benefit plans include plans in Germany and the United Kingdom (UK) which represent 76 percent of total assets, 77 percent of total projected benefit obligations, and 81 percent of the net defined benefit liability as of September 30, 2019. The Germany Plan’s most recent evaluation report, dated August 21, 2019, is as of July 1, 2019. The UK Plan’s most recent evaluation, dated July 12, 2019, is as of April 5, 2019.

For the Germany Plan the change in the net defined benefit liability was an increase of $0.2 million in 2019 and a decrease of $5 million in 2018, while for the UK plan the change was a decrease of $36 million in 2019 and an increase of $24 million in 2018.

For Germany, the increase in the net defined benefit liability in 2019 was primarily due to actuarial losses on assumption changes; primarily the discount rate. The increase in 2018 was primarily due to contributions and investment returns exceeding total actuarial losses, service, and interest costs.

For the UK Plan in 2019, the decrease in the net defined benefit liability was primarily due to a combination of investments outperforming expected rates of return and a favorable change in the currency exchange rate since 2018. The decrease in 2018 was due to the increase in the net defined benefit liability was primarily due to losses from Actuarial Assumptions.

The tables below show the changes in the projected benefit obligation and plan assets during 2019 and 2018 for the Germany and UK plans (dollars in millions).

Change in Benefit Obligations for the Germany and UK Plans
At September 30, 2019 and 2018
(dollars in millions)
Change in Benefit Obligations: 2019 2018
Benefit obligations beginning of year $439 $374
Service Cost 6 4
Interest Cost 29 6
Other (59) 55
Benefit obligations end of year $415 $439
Change in Plan Assets for the Germany and UK Plans
At September 30, 2019 and 2018
(dollars in millions)
Change in Plan Assets: 2019 2018
Fair value of plan assets beginning of year $364 $318
Return on plan assets 24 9
Contributions less Benefits Paid 7 9
Other (19) 28
Fair value of plan assets end of year 376 364
Net Defined Benefit Liability $39 $75

The table below shows the allocation of the plan assets by category during 2019 and 2018 for the German and UK plans.

Allocation of Plan Assets by Category for the Germany and UK Plans
At September 30, 2019 and 2018
(dollars in millions)
2019 2018
Insurance Policies 34% 35%
Equity Securities 40% 40%
Money Market and Cash 4% 2%
Debt Securities 22% 23%
Total 100% 100%

The principal actuarial assumptions used for 2019 and 2018 for the Germany and UK plans are presented below:

Principal Actuarial Assumptions for the Germany and UK Plans
Actuarial Assumptions: 2019 2018
Discount Rate 2.75% – 4.60% 2.80% – 4.60%
Salary Increase Rate 2.25% – 4.10% 2.25% – 5.40%
Pension Increase Rate 1.75% – 3.10% 1.75% – 3.40%

Retirement and Voluntary Severance Lump Sum Payments

In 74 countries, FSN employees are provided a lump-sum separation payment when they resign, retire, or otherwise separate through no fault of their own. The amount of the payment is generally based on length of service, rate of pay at the time of separation, and the type of separation. As of September 30, 2019, approximately 24,000 FSNs participate in such plans.

The cost method used for the valuation of the liabilities associated with these plans is the Projected Unit Credit actuarial cost method. The participant’s benefit is first determined using both their projected service and salary at the retirement date. The projected benefit is then multiplied by the ratio of current service to projected service at retirement in order to determine an allocated benefit. The Projected Benefit Obligation (PBO) for the entire plan is calculated as the sum of the individual PBO amounts for each active member. Further, this calculation requires certain actuarial assumptions be made, such as voluntary withdraws, assumed retirement age, death and disability, as well as economic assumptions. For economic assumptions, available market data was scarce for many of the countries where eligible posts are located. Due to the lack of creditable global market data, an approach consistent with that used for the September 30, 2019, FSRDF valuations under SFFAS No. 33 was adopted. Using this approach, the economic assumptions used for the Retirement and Voluntary Severance Lump Sum Payment liability as of September 30, 2019 and 2018, are:

Economic Assumptions Used for the Lump Sum Retirement and Voluntary Severance Liability
As of September 30, 2019 and 2018
  2019 2018
Discount Rate 2.78% 2.82%
Rate of inflation 1.73% 1.42%
Salary Increase 4.45% 4.76%

Based upon the projection, the total liability reported for the Retirement and Voluntary Severance Lump Sum Payment is $463 million and $397 million as of September 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively, as shown below (dollars in millions):

Lump Sum Retirement and Voluntary Severance Liability
As of September 30, 2019 and 2018
(dollars in millions)
  2019 2018
Retirement $154 $126
Voluntary Severance 309 271
Total $463 $397

The table below shows the changes in the projected benefit obligation during 2019 and 2018 (dollars in millions):

Changes in Benefit Obligations During 2019 and 2018
(dollars in millions)
Changes in Benefit Obligations: 2019 2018
Benefit obligations beginning of year $397 $348
Normal Cost 30 26
Benefit Payments (28) (62)
Interest Cost 12 11
Actuarial (gain) loss on assumptions 40 26
Actuarial (gain) loss due to experience 10 49
Other 2 (1)
Benefit obligations end of year $463 $397

Note 10. International Organizations Liability

The Department’s Bureau of International Organization Affairs (IO) is responsible for the administration, development, and implementation of the United States’ policies in the United Nations (UN), international organizations, and UN peacekeeping operations. The United States contributes either to voluntary funds or an assessed share of the budgets and expenses of these organizations and activities. These missions are supported through Congressional appropriation to the Department’s Contributions to International Organizations (CIO), Contributions for International Peacekeeping Activities (CIPA), and International Organizations and Programs (IO&P) accounts.

A liability is established for assessments received and unpaid and for pledges made and accepted by an international organization. Congress has mandated withholding the payments of dues because of policy restrictions or caps on the percentage of the organization’s operating costs financed by the United States. Without authorization from Congress, the Department cannot pay certain assessed amounts. The amounts of mandated withholdings that will likely not be authorized to be paid in the future do not appear as liabilities on the Balance Sheet of the Department.

Amounts presented in the table represent amounts that are paid through the CIO, CIPA, and IO&P accounts and administered by IO. Payables to international organizations by the Department that are funded through other appropriations are included in Accounts Payable to the extent such payables exist at September 30, 2019 and 2018.

Further information about the Department’s mission to the UN is at usun.state.gov. Details of the IO Liability follow (dollars in millions):

International Organizations Liability
As of September 30, 2019 and 2018
(dollars in millions)
  2019 2018
Regular Membership Assessments Payable to UN $1,055 $842
Dues Payable to UN Peacekeeping Missions 2,121 1,139
International Organizations Liability 1,310 1,323
Total Owed to International Organizations 4,486 3,304
Less Amounts Mandated to be Withheld and not likely to be Paid 683 652
International Organizations Liability $3,803 $2,652
Funded Amounts $1,485 $1,118
Unfunded Amounts 2,318 1,534
Total International Organizations Liability $3,803 $2,652

Note 11. Leases

The Department is committed to over 10,000 leases, which cover office and functional properties, and residential units for diplomatic missions. The majority of these leases are short-term operating leases. In most cases, management expects that the leases will be renewed or replaced by other leases. Personnel from other U.S. Government agencies occupy some of the leased facilities (both residential and non-residential). These agencies reimburse the Department for the use of the properties. Reimbursements are received for approximately $95 million of the lease costs.

Capital Leases

The Department has various leases for real property that meet the criteria as a capital lease in accordance with SFFAS No. 6, Accounting for Property, Plant, and Equipment. Assets that meet the definition of a capital lease and their related lease liability are initially recorded at the present value of the future minimum lease payments or fair market value, whichever is lower. In general, capital leases are depreciated over the estimated useful life or lease terms depending upon which capitalization criteria the capital leases meet at inception. The related liability is amortized over the term of the lease, which can result in a different value in the asset versus the liability.

The following is a summary of Net Assets under Capital Lease and Future Minimum Lease payments as of September 30, 2019 and 2018 (dollars in millions). Lease liabilities are not covered by budgetary resources.

Net Assets under Capital Leases
As of September 30, 2019 and 2018
(dollars in millions)
Net Assets under Capital Leases: 2019 2018
Intragovernmental    
Buildings $330 $244
Accumulated Depreciation (33) (18)
Total Intragovernmental 297 226
Non-Intragovernmental    
Buildings 171 179
Accumulated Depreciation (67) (64)
Total Non-Intragovernmental 104 115
Net Assets under Capital Leases $401 $341

Future Minimum Lease Payments:

Future Minimum Lease Payments
As of September 30, 2019
(dollars in millions)
Fiscal Year Lease Payments
2020 $12
2021 11
2022 11
2023 8
2024 5
2025 and thereafter 86
Total Minimum Lease Payments 133
Less: Amount Representing Interest (69)
Liabilities under Capital Leases $64
Future Minimum Lease Payments
As of September 30, 2018
(dollars in millions)
Fiscal Year Lease Payments
2019 $13
2020 12
2021 12
2022 12
2023 8
2024 and thereafter 91
Total Minimum Lease Payments 148
Less: Amount Representing Interest (75)
Liabilities under Capital Leases $73

Operating Leases

The Department leases real property under operating leases. These leases are non-Federal and expire in various years. Minimum future rental payments under operating leases have remaining terms in excess of one year as of September 30, 2019 and 2018 for each of the next 5 years and in aggregate are as follows (dollars in millions):

Operating Leases
Year Ended September 30, 2019
(dollars in millions)
Fiscal Year Operating
Lease Amounts
2020 $431
2021 329
2022 227
2023 136
2024 76
2025 and thereafter 172
Total Minimum Future Lease Payments $1,371
Operating Leases
Year Ended September 30, 2018
(dollars in millions)
Fiscal Year Operating
Lease Amounts
2019 $419
2020 323
2021 222
2022 152
2023 79
2024 and thereafter 190
Total Minimum Future Lease Payments $1,385

Note 12. Contingencies and Commitments

Contingencies

The Department is a party in various material legal matters (litigation, claims, assessments, including pending or threatened litigation, unasserted claims, and claims that may derive from treaties or international agreements) brought against it. We periodically review these matters pending against us. As a result of these reviews, we classify and adjust our contingent liability when we think it is probable that there will be an unfavorable outcome and when a reasonable estimate of the amount can be made.

Additionally, as part of our continuing evaluation of estimates required in the preparation of our financial statements, we evaluated the materiality of cases determined to have either a probable or reasonably possible chance of an adverse outcome. As a result of these reviews, the Department believes that claims considered probable could result in estimable losses of $25 to $795 million and reasonably possible claims could result in potential estimable losses of $0 to $60 million if the outcomes were adverse to the Department. The probable cases involve claims related to residential construction, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claims, and International claims made against the United States. The reasonably possible cases involve contract disputes, claims related to embassy construction, and international claims made against the United States being litigated by the Department.

Certain legal matters to which the Department is a party are administered and, in some instances, litigated and paid by other U.S. Government agencies. Generally, amounts to be paid under any decision, settlement, or award pertaining to these legal matters are funded from the Judgment Fund.

Payments made by the Judgement Fund for cases covered under the Contract Disputes Act on behalf of the Department totaled $63 million in 2019. No payments were made by the Fund on behalf of the Department in 2018.

As a part of our continuing evaluation of estimates required for the preparation of our financial statements, we recognize settlements of claims and lawsuits and revised other estimates in our contingent liabilities. Management and the Legal Advisor believe we have made adequate provision for the amounts that may become due under the suits, claims, and proceedings we have discussed here.

In addition, the Department is responsible for environmental cleanup costs associated with asbestos and lead based paint. A liability is recognized for those costs that are both probable and reasonably estimable (see Note 8, Other Liabilities, for additional information). The following tables show each type of contingency, the likelihood of future events occurring, and the potential estimable range of losses at September 30, 2019 and 2018 (dollars in millions).

Contingencies at September 30, 2019
(dollars in millions)
  Accrued
Liabilities
Estimated Range of Loss
Lower End Upper End
Legal Contingencies:      
Probable $25 $25 $795
Reasonably Possible $— $— $60
Environmental Contingencies:      
Probable $54 $54 $54
Reasonably Possible $— $— $—
Contingencies at September 30, 2018
(dollars in millions)
  Accrued
Liabilities
Estimated Range of Loss
Lower End Upper End
Legal Contingencies:      
Probable $8 $8 $8
Reasonably Possible $— $6 $793
Environmental Contingencies:      
Probable $96 $96 $96
Reasonably Possible $— $— $—

Commitments

In addition to the future lease commitments discussed in Note 11, Leases, the Department is committed under obligations for goods and services which have been ordered but not yet received at fiscal year end; these are termed undelivered orders (see Note 15, Statement of Budgetary Resources).

Rewards Programs: Under 22 U.S.C. 2708, the Department has the authority to operate rewards programs that are critical to combating international terrorism, narcotics trafficking, war crimes, and transnational organized crime. The Rewards for Justice Program offers rewards for information leading to the arrest or conviction in any country of persons responsible for acts of international terrorism against U.S. persons or property, or to the location of key terrorist leaders. See further details at www.rewardsforjustice.net. The Narcotics Rewards Program has the authority to offer rewards for information leading to the arrest or conviction in any country of persons committing major foreign violations of U.S. narcotics laws or the killing or kidnapping of U.S. narcotics law enforcement officers or their family members. The War Crimes Rewards Program offers rewards for information leading to the arrest, transfer, or conviction of persons indicted by a judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, or the Special Court of Sierra Leone for serious violations of international humanitarian law. The Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program offers rewards for information leading to the arrest or conviction of significant members of transnational criminal organizations involved in activities that threaten national security, such as human trafficking, and trafficking in arms or other illicit goods.

Pending reward offers under the four programs total $1.1 billion. Under the programs, we have paid out $314 million since 2003. Reward payments are funded from Diplomatic and Consular Programs prior year expired, unobligated balances using available transfer authorities as necessary. Management and the Legal Advisor believe there is adequate funding for the amounts that may become due under the Rewards Program.

Note 13. Funds from Dedicated Collections

The Department administers 10 Funds from Dedicated Collections as listed below. They are presented in accordance with SFFAS 43, Funds from Dedicated Collections: Amending Statement of Federal Financial Accounting Standards 27, Identifying and Reporting Earmarked Funds. There are no intra-departmental transactions between the various funds from dedicated collections.

Consular and Border Security Programs
Treasury Fund Symbol Description Statute
19X5713 Consular and Border Security Programs Public Law No. 115-31
All Other Funds
Treasury Fund Symbol Description Statute
19X5515 H-1B and L Fraud Prevention and Detection 118 Stat. 3357
19X8166 American Studies Endowment Fund 108 Stat. 425
19X8167 Trust Funds 22 U.S.C. 1479
19X8271 Israeli Arab Scholarship Programs 105 Stat. 696, 697
19X8272 Eastern Europe Student Exchange Endowment Fund 105 Stat. 699
19X8813 Center for Middle Eastern-Western Dialogue Trust Fund 118 Stat. 84
19X8821 Unconditional Gift Fund 22 U.S.C. 809, 1046
19X8822 Conditional Gift Fund 22 U.S.C. 809, 1046
95X8276 Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Program Trust Fund Public Law No. 101-454

The Consular and Border Security Programs fund (CBSP) uses consular fee and surcharge revenue collected from the public to fund CBSP programs and activities, consistent with applicable statutory authorities. These fees and surcharges include Machine Readable Visa fees, Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative surcharges, Passport Security surcharges, Immigrant Visa Security surcharges, Diversity Visa Lottery fees, and Affidavit of Support fees. The CBSP fund is the largest dedicated collections program managed by the Department and is presented in a separate column in the table below.

In 2018 and prior years, these fees and surcharges were credited in the Diplomatic and Consular Programs fund as spending authority from offsetting collections. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of FY 2017 (Public Law No. 115-31) enacted a new stand-alone fund beginning in 2019 to display fee-funded consular programs independent of the larger Diplomatic Programs (formerly Diplomatic and Consular Programs) fund. In 2019, unobligated balances totaling $1,740 million related to the fees and surcharges were transferred from the former fund to the CBSP. Additionally, $333 million was transferred from CBSP to OBO’s Capital Security Cost Sharing program. This change enables the Department to provide greater transparency and accountability in financial reporting on these fees and surcharges, facilitate budget estimates for these fees and surcharges, and more easily make the information available to users of budget information and other stakeholders.

The table below displays the dedicated collection amounts on a combined basis as of September 30, 2019 and 2018 (dollars in millions).

Dedicated Collection Amounts
As of September 30, 2019 and 2018
(dollars in millions)
  2019 2018
  Consular
and Border
Security
Programs
All Other
Funds from
Dedicated
Collections
Total
Funds from
Dedicated
Collections
Total
Funds from
Dedicated
Collections
Balance Sheet as of September 30        
Assets:        
Fund Balance with Treasury $2,703 $212 $2,915 $199
Investments 46 46 49
Other Assets 59 107 166 107
Total Assets $2,762 $365 $3,127 $355

Net Position:
       
Other Liabilities $192 $2 $194 $2
Cumulative Results of Operations 2,570 363 2,933 $353
Total Liabilities and Net Position $2,762 $365 $3,127 $355

Statement of Net Cost for the Year Ended September 30
       
Gross Program Costs $2,379 $62 $2,441 $46
Less: Earned Revenues 3,492 3,492 1
Net Program Costs (1,113) 62 (1,051) 45
Net Cost of Operations $(1,113) $62 $(1,051) $45

Statement of Changes in Net Position for the Year Ended September 30
       
Net Position Beginning of Period $— $353 $353 $322
Budgetary Financing Sources 1,408 70 1,478 64
Other Financing Sources 49 2 51 12
Net Cost of Operations 1,113 (62) 1,051 (45)
Change in Net Position 2,570 10 2,580 31
Net Position End of Period $2,570 $363 $2,933 $353

Funds from Dedicated Collections are presented above on a combined basis. The table below summarizes the combined Funds from Dedicated Collections and all Other Funds, less intra-departmental eliminations to arrive at the consolidated net position totals as presented on the Balance Sheet.

Consolidated Net Position
As of September 30, 2019 and 2018
(dollars in millions)
  2019 2018
  Total
Combined
Less: Intra-
Departmental
Eliminations
Total
Consolidated
Total
Consolidated
Consolidating Net Position:        
Unexpended Appropriations – Funds from Dedicated Collections $— $— $— $—
Unexpended Appropriations – Other Funds 46,623 46,623 46,493
Cumulative Results of Operations – Funds from Dedicated Collections 2,933 965 1,968 353
Cumulative Results of Operations – Other Funds 27,005 (965) 27,970 28,828
Total Net Position $76,561 $— $76,561 $75,674

Note 14. Statement of Net Cost

The Consolidated Statement of Net Cost is presented by major program instead of strategic goal. The Department believes this is more consistent and transparent with its Congressional Budget submissions. The net cost of operations is the gross (i.e., total) cost incurred by the Department, less any exchange (i.e., earned) revenue.

The Consolidating Schedule of Net Cost categorizes costs and revenues by major program and responsibility segment. A responsibility segment is the component that carries out a mission or major line of activity, and whose managers report directly to top management. For the Department, a Bureau (e.g., Bureau of African Affairs) is considered a responsibility segment. For presentation purposes, Bureaus have been summarized and reported at the Under Secretary level (e.g., Under Secretary for Political Affairs).

Consolidating Schedule of Net Cost
For the Year Ended September 30, 2019
(dollars in millions)
MAJOR PROGRAM Under Secretary for Intra-Departmental
Eliminations
Total
Arms
Control, Int’l
Security
Economic
Growth,
Energy and
Environment
Civilian
Security,
Democracy
and Human
Rights
Political
Affairs
Public
Diplomacy and
Public Affairs
Management-
Consular
Affairs
Peace and Security
Total Cost $696 $— $981 $527 $— $— $(1) $2,203
Earned Revenue (40) (16) (6) 1 (61)
Net Program Costs 656 965 521 2,142
Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance
Total Cost 550 22 572
Earned Revenue (7) (7)
Net Program Costs 543 22 565
Health, Education, and Social Services
Total Cost 675 8,034 8,709
Earned Revenue (1) (1)
Net Program Costs 675 8,033 8,708
Humanitarian, Economic Development, and Environment
Total Cost 3,269 121 3,390
Earned Revenue
Net Program Costs 3,269 121 3,390
International Organizations and Commissions
Total Cost 1 51 3,600 3,652
Earned Revenue (9) (9)
Net Program Costs 1 51 3,591 3,643
Diplomatic and Consular Programs
Total Cost 207 74 225 6,239 334 8,446 (303) 15,222
Earned Revenue (53) (70) (588) (6,257) 240 (6,728)
Net Program Costs 154 74 155 5,651 334 2,189 (63) 8,494
Administration of Foreign Affairs
Total Cost 467 5,808 1,948 173 (4,405) 3,991
Earned Revenue (632) (1,739) (3,967) 4,395 (1,943)
Net Program Costs Before Assumption Changes 467 5,176 209 (3,794) (10) 2,048
Actuarial Loss on Pension Assumption Changes 40 497 167 15 719
Net Program Costs 507 5,673 376 (3,779) (10) 2,767
Total Cost 904 125 6,207 24,848 2,449 8,634 (4,709) 38,458
Total Revenue (93) (93) (1,236) (1,739) (10,224) 4,636 (8,749)
Total Net Cost $811 $125 $6,114 $23,612 $710 $(1,590) $(73) $29,709

The presentation of program results is based on the Department’s major programs related to the major goals established pursuant to the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993 and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010. The Department’s strategic goals and strategic priorities are defined in Management‘s Discussion and Analysis section of this report.

The Administration of Foreign Affairs program relates to high-level executive direction (e.g., Office of the Secretary, Office of the Legal Adviser), general management, and certain administrative support costs. For the years ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, these consist of costs and earned revenue summarized below (dollars in millions):

Administration of Foreign Affairs Program Costs and Earned Revenue
For the Years Ended September 30, 2019 and 2018
(dollars in millions)
Program 2019 2018
Total
Prior to
Eliminations
Intra-Departmental
Eliminations
Total Total
Prior to
Eliminations
Intra-Departmental
Eliminations
Total
Costs:
Administration of Foreign Affairs – Other $1,724 $61 $1,663 $1,737 $66 $1,671
FSRDF 1,781 739 1,042 1,374 718 656
ICASS 3,592 2,516 1,076 3,569 2,516 1,053
Working Capital Fund 1,299 1,089 210 1,221 1,091 130
Total Costs 8,396 4,405 3,991 7,901 4,391 3,510
Less Earned Revenue:
Administration of Foreign Affairs – Other 99 59 40 101 64 37
FSRDF 1,382 739 643 1,353 718 635
ICASS 3,575 2,508 1,067 3,546 2,509 1,037
Working Capital Fund 1,282 1,089 193 1,308 1,091 217
Total Earned Revenue 6,338 4,395 1,943 6,308 4,382 1,926
Actuarial Loss on Pension Assumption Changes 719 719 1,547 1,547
Total Net Cost for Administration of Foreign Affairs $2,777 $10 $2,767 $3,140 $9 $3,131

Diplomatic and Consular Programs support essential diplomatic personnel and programs worldwide. It also supports the infrastructure for U.S. Government agencies and employees at diplomatic and consular posts around the globe. For the years ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, these consist of costs and earned revenue summarized below (dollars in millions):

Diplomatic and Consular Programs Costs and Earned Revenue
For the Years Ended September 30, 2019 and 2018
(dollars in millions)
Program 2019 2018
Total
Prior to
Eliminations
Intra-Departmental
Eliminations
Total Total
Prior to
Eliminations
Intra-Departmental
Eliminations
Total
Costs:
Diplomatic Programs and Other $4,612 $255 $4,357 $4,183 $332 $3,851
Overseas Buildings Operations 2,094 14 2,080 2,150 9 2,141
Central Salaries and Benefits 2,717 2,717 3,439 3,439
Diplomatic Security 3,303 34 3,269 3,106 47 3,059
Consular Affairs 2,799 2,799 1,980 7 1,973
Total Costs 15,525 303 15,222 14,858 395 14,463
Less Earned Revenue:
Diplomatic Programs and Other 898 194 704 873 275 598
Overseas Buildings Operations 1,470 12 1,458 1,364 8 1,356
Diplomatic Security 217 34 183 310 47 263
Consular Affairs 4,383 4,383 4,398 7 4,391
Total Earned Revenue 6,968 240 6,728 6,945 337 6,608
Total Net Cost for Diplomatic and Consular Programs $8,557 $63 $8,494 $7,913 $58 $7,855

Since the costs incurred by the Under Secretary for Management and the Secretariat are primarily support costs, these costs were distributed to the other Under Secretaries to show the full costs under the responsibility segments that have direct control over the Department’s programs. One exception within the Under Secretary for Management is the Bureau of Consular Affairs, which is responsible for the Achieving Consular Excellence program. As a result, these costs were not allocated and continue to be reported as the Under Secretary for Management.

The Under Secretary for Management/Secretariat costs (except for the Bureau of Consular Affairs) were allocated to the other Department responsibility segments based on the percentage of total costs by organization for each program. The allocation of these costs to the other Under Secretaries and to the Bureau of Consular Affairs in 2019 and 2018 was as follows (dollars in millions):

Under Secretary for Management/Secretariat Costs Allocated to Other Under Secretaries
(dollars in millions)
Under Secretary 2019 2018
Political Affairs $16,359 $17,414
Management (Consular Affairs) 5,774 5,224
Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs 1,649 1,757
Arms Control, International Security Affairs 221 246
Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights 1,180 1,302
Economic Growth, Energy and Environment 49 58
Total $25,232 $26,001

Inter-Entity Costs and Imputed Financing: Full cost includes the costs of goods or services received from other Federal entities (referred to as inter-entity costs) regardless if the Department reimburses that entity. To measure the full cost of activities, SFFAS No. 4, Managerial Cost Accounting, and SFFAS No. 55, Amending Inter-entity Cost Provisions, require that total costs of programs include costs that are paid by other U.S. Government entities, if material.

As provided by SFFAS No. 4, OMB issued a Memorandum in April 1998, entitled “Technical Guidance on the Implementation of Managerial Cost Accounting Standards for the Government.” In that Memorandum, OMB established that reporting entities should recognize inter-entity costs for (1) employees’ pension benefits; (2) health insurance, life insurance, and other benefits for retired employees; (3) other post-retirement benefits for retired, terminated and inactive employees, including severance payments, training and counseling, continued health care, and unemployment and workers’ compensation under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act; and (4) payments made in litigation proceedings.

The Department recognizes an imputed financing source on the Statement of Changes in Net Position for the value of inter-entity costs paid by other U.S. Government entities. This consists of all inter-entity amounts as reported below, except for the Federal Workers’ Compensation Benefits (FWCB). For FWCB, the Department recognizes its share of the change in the actuarial liability for FWCB as determined by the Department of Labor (DOL). The Department reimburses DOL for FWCB paid to current and former Department employees. Unreimbursed costs of goods and services other than those identified above are not included in our financial statements.

The following inter-entity costs and imputed financing sources were recognized in the Statement of Net Cost and Statement of Changes in Net Position, for the years ended September 30, 2019 and 2018 (dollars in millions):

Inter-Entity Costs
For the Years Ended September 30, 2019 and 2018
(dollars in millions)
Inter-Entity Cost 2019 2018
Other Post-Employment Benefits:    
Civil Service Retirement Program $62 $32
Federal Employees Health Benefits Program 153 154
Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Program 1 1
Litigation funded by Treasury Judgment Fund
Subtotal – Imputed Financing Source 216 187
Future Workers’ Compensation Benefits 17 18
Total Inter-Entity Costs $233 $205

Intra-departmental Eliminations: Intra-departmental eliminations of cost and revenue were recorded against the program that provided the service. Therefore, the full program cost was reported by leaving the reporting of cost with the program that received the service.

Earned Revenues

Earned revenues occur when the Department provides goods or services to the public or another Federal entity. Earned revenues are reported regardless of whether the Department is permitted to retain all or part of the revenue. Specifically, the Department collects, but does not retain passport, visa, and certain other consular fees.

Earned revenues for the years ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, consist of the following (dollars in millions):

Earned Revenues
For the Years Ended September 30, 2019 and 2018
(dollars in millions)
Program 2019 2018
Total
Prior to
Eliminations
Intra-Departmental
Eliminations
Total Total
Prior to
Eliminations
Intra-Departmental
Eliminations
Total
Consular Fees:
Passport, Visa and Other Consular Fees $707 $707 $686 $— $686
Machine Readable Visa 1,894 1,894 1,915 1,915
Expedited Passport 270 270 249 249
Passport, Visa and Other Surcharges 1,568 1,568 1,593 1,593
Fingerprint
Processing, Diversity Lottery, and Affadavit of Support
19 19 21 21
Subtotal – Consular Fees 4,458 4,458 4,464 4,464
FSRDF 1,382 739 643 1,353 718 635
ICASS 3,575 2,508 1,067 3,546 2,509 1,037
Other Reimbursable Agreements 2,590 242 2,348 2,459 345 2,114
Working Capital Fund 1,282 1,089 193 1,308 1,091 217
Other 98 58 40 201 58 143
Total $13,385 $4,636 $8,749 $13,331 $4,721 $8,610

Pricing Policies

Generally, a Federal agency may not earn revenue from outside sources unless it obtains specific statutory authority. Accordingly, the pricing policy for any earned revenue depends on the revenue’s nature, and the statutory authority under which the Department is allowed to earn and retain (or not retain) the revenue. Earned revenue that the Department is not authorized to retain is deposited into the Treasury’s General Fund.

The FSRDF finances the operations of the FSRDS and the FSPS. The FSRDF receives revenue from employee/employer contributions, a U.S. Government contribution, and interest on investments. By law, FSRDS participants contribute 7.25 percent of their base salary, and each employing agency contributes 7.25 percent; FSPS participants contribute 1.35 percent of their base salary and each employing agency contributes 20.22 percent. Employing agencies report employee/employer contributions biweekly. Total employee/employer contributions for 2019 and 2018 were $404 million and $392 million, respectively.

The FSRDF also receives a U.S. Government contribution to finance (1) FSRDS benefits not funded by employee/employer contributions; (2) interest on FSRDS unfunded liability; (3) FSRDS disbursements attributable to military service; and (4) FSPS supplemental liability payment. The U.S. Government contributions for 2019 and 2018 were $425 million and $414 million, respectively. FSRDF cash resources are invested in special non-marketable securities issued by the Treasury. Total interest earned on these investments for 2019 and 2018 were $552 million and $548 million, respectively.

Consular Fees are established primarily on a cost recovery basis and are determined by periodic cost studies. Certain fees, such as the machine readable Border Crossing Cards, are determined statutorily. Reimbursable Agreements with Federal agencies are established and billed on a cost-recovery basis. ICASS billings are computed on a cost recovery basis; billings are calculated to cover all operating, overhead, and replacement costs of capital assets, based on budget submissions, budget updates, and other factors. In addition to services covered under ICASS, the Department provides administrative support to other agencies overseas for which the Department does not charge. Areas of support primarily include buildings and facilities, diplomatic security (other than the local guard program), overseas employment, communications, diplomatic pouch, receptionist and selected information management activities. The Department receives direct appropriations to provide this support.

Note 15. Combined Statement of Budgetary Resources

The Combined Statement of Budgetary Resources reports information on how budgetary resources were made available and their status as of and for the year ended September 30, 2019 and 2018. Intra-departmental transactions have not been eliminated in the amounts presented.

The Budgetary Resources section presents the total budgetary resources available to the Department. For the year ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, the Department received approximately $74.9 billion and $72.3 billion in budgetary resources, respectively, primarily consisting of the following:

Budgetary Resources Received
For the Years Ended September 30, 2019 and 2018
(dollars in billions)
Source of Budgetary Resources 2019 2018
Budget Authority:    
Direct or related appropriations $31.5 $31.0
Authority financed from Trust Funds 4.3 1.1
Spending authority from providing goods and services 8.0 11.4
Unobligated balance from prior year budget authority, net 31.1 28.8
Total Budgetary Resources $74.9 $72.3
Unobligated Balance from Prior Year Budget Authority, Net
For the Years Ended September 30, 2019 and 2018
(dollars in billions)
  2019 2018
Unobligated Balance – End of Prior Year $29.3 $27.4
Transfers In/(Out) Prior Year Authority 0.1 0.1
Recoveries of Prior Year Paid Obligations 0.2 0.1
Recoveries of Prior Year Unpaid Obligations 1.9 1.3
Funds Returned to Treasury (0.4) (0.1)
Unobligated balance from prior year budget authority, net $31.1 $28.8

Status of Undelivered Orders

Undelivered Orders (UDO) represents the amount of goods and/or services ordered, which have not been actually or constructively received. This amount includes any orders which may have been prepaid or advanced but for which delivery or performance has not yet occurred.

The amount of budgetary resources obligated for UDO for all activities as of September 30, 2019 and 2018, was approximately $27.8 billion and $27.9 billion, respectively. This includes amounts of $2.7 billion for September 30, 2019 and $1.7 billion for September 30, 2018, pertaining to revolving funds, trust funds, and substantial commercial activities. Of the budgetary resources obligated for UDO for all activities as of September 30, 2019, $25.4 billion is for undelivered, unpaid orders and $2.4 billion is for undelivered, paid orders. The amounts for both Federal and Non-Federal undelivered orders at September 30, 2019 are as follows:

Undelivered Orders at September 30, 2019
(dollars in millions)
  Federal Non-Federal Total
Paid $1,453 $979 $2,432
Unpaid 1,509 23,860 25,369
Total $2,962 $24,839 $27,801

Permanent Indefinite Appropriations

A permanent indefinite appropriation is open-ended as to both its period of availability (amount of time the agency has to spend the funds) and its amount. The Department received permanent indefinite appropriations of $266 million and $255 million for 2019 and 2018, respectively. The permanent indefinite appropriation provides payments to the FSRDF to finance the interest on the unfunded pension liability for the year, Foreign Service Pension System, and disbursements attributable to liability from military service.

Reconciliation of the Combined Statement of Budgetary Resources to the Budget of the United States Government

The reconciliation of the Combined Statement of Budgetary Resources and the actual amounts reported in the Budget of the United States Government (Budget) as of September 30, 2018 is presented in the table below. Since these financial statements are published before the Budget, this reconciliation is based on the 2018 Combined Statement of Budgetary Resources because actual amounts for 2018 are in the most recently published Budget (i.e., 2020). The Budget with actual numbers for September 30, 2019 will be published in the 2021 Budget and available in early February 2020. The Department of State’s Budget Appendix includes this information and is available on OMB’s website (http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget).

As shown in the table below, Expired Funds are not included in the Budget of the United States. Additionally, the International Assistance Program, included in these financial statements, is reported separately in the Budget of the United States. Other differences represent financial statement adjustments, timing differences, and other immaterial differences between amounts reported in the Department’s Combined SBR and the Budget of the United States.

Statement of Budgetary Resources vs. Budget of the United States Government
For the Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2018
(dollars in millions)
  Budgetary
Resources
Obligations
Incurred
Distributed
Offsetting
Receipts
Net
Outlays
Combined Statement of Budgetary Resources (SBR) $72,300 $43,000 $507 $27,899
Distributed Offsetting Receipts (507) 507
Funds not Reported in the Budget:        
Expired Funds (895)
Undelivered Orders Adjustment (190)
Other and Rounding errors (5) (1) (2)
Budget of the United States $71,210 $42,999 $— $28,404

Note 16. Custodial Activity

The Department administers certain custodial activities associated with the collection of non-exchange revenues. The revenues consist of interest, penalties and handling fees on accounts receivable; fines, civil penalties and forfeitures; and other miscellaneous receipts. The Department does not retain the amounts collected. Accordingly, these amounts are not reported as financial or budgetary resources for the Department. At the end of each fiscal year, the accounts close and the balances are deposited and recorded directly to the General Fund of the Treasury. The custodial revenue amounts are considered immaterial and incidental to the Department’s mission. In 2019 and 2018, the Department collected $25 million and $16 million, respectively, in custodial revenues that were transferred to Treasury.

Note 17. Reconciliation of Net Cost to Net Outlays

The reconciliation of the net cost of operations to the budgetary outlays is required by SFFAS No. 53, Budget and Accrual Reconciliation, amended SFFAS No. 7, Accounting for Revenue and Other Financing Sources and Concepts for Reconciling Budgetary and Financial Accounting and SFFAS No. 24, Selected Standards for the Consolidated Financial Report of the United States Government, and rescinded SFFAS No. 22, Change in Certain Requirements for Reconciling Obligations and Net Cost of Operations. Budgetary accounting used to prepare the Statement of Budgetary Resources and proprietary accounting used to prepare the other principal financial statements are complementary, but both types of information about assets, liabilities, net cost of operations and the timing of their recognition are different. The reconciliation of net outlays and net cost clarifies the relationship between budgetary and financial accounting information. The reconciliation starts with the net cost of operations as reported on the Statement of Net Cost and adjusted by components of net cost that are not part of net outlays. The first section of the reconciliation below presents components of net cost that are not part of net outlays. Common components can include depreciation, imputed costs, or changes in assets and liabilities. The second section adjusts the budget outlays that are not part of net operating cost. Components of budget outlays that are not part of net operating cost include acquisition of capital assets, inventory, and others assets.

Reconciliation of Net Cost to Net Outlays
For the Year Ended September 30, 2019
(dollars in millions)
  Intragovernmental With the Public Total

Net Cost
$(858) $30,567 $29,709
Components of Net Cost that are not Part of Net Outlays:      
Property, Plant, and Equipment Depreciation (1,228) (1,228)
Property, Plant, and Equipment Disposal & Revaluation (137) (137)
Year-end Credit Reform Subsidy Re-estimates (1) (1)
Unrealized Valuation loss/(gain) on Investments
Other 1,123 774 1,897
Increase/(decrease) in Assets:      
Accounts Receivable (307) (45) (352)
Loans Receivable
Investments
Other Assets (43) (83) (126)
(Increase)/decrease in Liabilities:      
Accounts Payable 182 (56) 126
Salaries and Benefits (270) (27) (297)
Insurance and Guarantee Program Liabilities
Environmental and Disposal Liabilities 41 41
Other Liabilities 1 (2,456) (2,455)
Other Financing Sources:      
Federal Employee Retirement Benefit Costs paid by OPM and imputed to the Agency
Transfers out(in) Without Reimbursement (1) (1)
Other Imputed Financing
Total Components of Net Cost that are not Part of Net Outlays 685 (3,218) (2,533)
Components of Net Outlays that are not Part of Net Cost:      
Acquisition of Capital Assets 2,637 2,637
Acquisition of Inventory
Acquisition of Other Assets
Other 3,472 3,472
Total Components of Net Outlays that are not Part of Net Cost 6,109 6,109
Other Temporary Timing Differences
Net Outlays $(173) $33,458 $33,285

Note 18. Fiduciary Activities

The Resolution of the Iraqi Claims deposit fund 19X6038, Libyan Claims deposit fund 19X6224, the Saudi Arabia Claims deposit fund 19X6225, the France Holocaust Deportation Claims deposit fund 19X6226, and the Belgium Pension Claims Settlement deposit fund 19X6227 are presented in accordance with SFFAS No. 31, Accounting for Fiduciary Activities, and OMB Circular A-136, Financial Reporting Requirements, revised. These deposit funds were authorized by claims settlement agreements between the United States of America and the Governments of Iraq, Libya, Saudi Arabia, France, and Belgium. The agreements authorized the Department to collect contributions from donors for the purpose of providing compensation for certain claims within the scope of the agreements, investment of contributions into Treasury securities, and disbursement of contributions received in accordance with the agreements. As specified in the agreements, donors could include governments, institutions, entities, corporations, associations, and individuals. The Department manages these funds in a fiduciary capacity and does not have ownership rights against its contributions and investments; the assets and activities summarized in the schedules below do not appear in the financial statements. The Department’s fiduciary activities are disclosed in this footnote.

Schedule of Fiduciary Activity
As of September 30, 2019 and 2018
(dollars in millions)
  2019 2018
19X6038 19X6224 19X6225 19X6226 19X6227 Total 19X6038 19X6224 19X6225 19X6226 19X6227 Total
Fiduciary Net Assets, Beginning of Year $103 $— $69 $32 $1 $205 $102 $— $50 $36 $2 $190
Contributions 33 33 48 48
Investment Earnings 1 1 1 1 2
Disbursements to and on behalf of beneficiaries (104) (29) (29) (1) (163) (29) (5) (1) (35)
Increases/(Decreases) in Fiduciary Net Assets (103) 4 (29) (1) (129) 1 19 (4) (1) 15
Fiduciary Net Assets, End of Year $— $— $73 $3 $— $76 $103 $— $69 $32 $1 $205
Fiduciary Net Assets
As of September 30, 2019 and 2018
(dollars in millions)
Fiduciary Assets 2019 2018
19X6038 19X6224 19X6225 19X6226 19X6227 Total 19X6038 19X6224 19X6225 19X6226 19X6227 Total
Cash & Cash Equivalents                        
Fund Balance with Treasury $— $— $73 $3 $— $76 $103 $— $69 $1 $1 $174
Investments                        
Investment in Treasury Securities 31 31
Investment in Non-Treasury Securities
Total Fiduciary Net Assets $— $— $73 $3 $— $76 $103 $— $69 $32 $1 $205

Note 19. Reclassification of Balance Sheet, Statement of Net Cost, and Statement of Changes in Net Position

To prepare the Financial Report of the U.S. Government (FR), the Department of the Treasury requires agencies to submit an adjusted trial balance, which is a listing of amounts by U.S. Standard General Ledger account that appear in the financial statements. Treasury uses the trial balance information reported in the Government-wide Treasury Account Symbol Adjusted Trial Balance System (GTAS) to develop a Reclassified Balance Sheet, Reclassified Statement of Net Cost, and a Reclassified Statement of Changes in Net Position for each agency, which are accessed using GTAS. Treasury eliminates all intragovernmental balances from the reclassified statements and aggregates lines with the same title to develop the FR statements. This note shows the Department of State’s financial statements and the U.S. Government-wide reclassified statements prior to elimination of intragovernmental balances and prior to aggregation of repeated FR line items.

The Department’s Balance Sheet in Relation to the
U.S. Government-wide Reclassified Balance Sheet

As of September 30, 2019
2019 Balance Sheet 2019 Government-wide Reclassified Balance Sheet
Financial Statement Line Amounts Amounts Reclassified Financial Statement Line
ASSETS     ASSETS
Intragovernmental Assets     Intragovernmental Assets
Fund Balance with Treasury $61,158 $61,158 Fund Balance with Treasury
Investments, Net 19,402 19,402 Federal Investments
Interest Receivable 133 133 Interest Receivable – Investments
Accounts Receivable, Net 148 145 Accounts Receivable
    3 Benefit Program Contributions Receivable
Other Assets 1,235 1,235 Advances to Others and Prepayments
Total Intragovernmental Assets 82,076 82,076 Total Intragovernmental Assets
Cash and Other Monetary Assets 226 226 Cash and Other Monetary Assets
Accounts and Loans Receivable, Net 84 82 Accounts and Taxes Receivable, Net
    2 Loans Receivable, Net
Property and Equipment, Net 25,579 25,579 Property, Plant, and Equipment, Net
    15 Inventory and Related Property, Net
Other Assets 1,007 992 Other Assets
Total Non-Federal Assets 26,896 26,896 Total Non-Federal Assets
Total Assets $108,972 $108,972 Total Assets
LIABILITIES     LIABILITIES
Intragovernmental Liabilities     Intragovernmental Liabilities
Accounts Payable $160 $160 Accounts Payable
Other Liabilities 342    
    3 Loans Payable
    25 Liability to General Fund for Custodial and Other Non-Entity Assets
    278 Advances from Others and Deferred Credits
    36 Benefit Program Contributions Payable
Total Intragovernmental Liabilities 502 502 Total Intragovernmental Liabilities
Accounts Payable 2,140 3,624 Accounts Payable
After-Employment Benefit Liability 24,159 24,402 Federal Employee and Veteran Benefits Payable
    54 Environmental and Disposal Liabilities
International Organizations Liability 3,803    
Other Liabilities 1,807 3,829 Other Liabilities
Total Non-Federal Liabilities 31,909 31,909 Total Non-Federal Liabilities
Total Liabilities $32,411 $32,411 Total Liabilities
NET POSITION     NET POSITION
Unexpended Appropriations – Other Funds 46,623 74,593 Net Position – Funds Other than those from Dedicated
Cumulative Results of Operations – Other Funds 27,970    
Cumulative Results of Operations – Funds from Dedicated Collections 1,968 1,968 Net Position – Funds from Dedicated Collections
Total Net Position 76,561 76,561 Total Net Position
Total Liabilities & Net Position $108,972 $108,972 Total Liabilities & Net Position

 

The Department’s Statement of Net Cost in Relation to the
U.S. Government-wide Reclassified Statement of Net Cost

For the Year Ended September 30, 2019
2019 Statement of Net Cost 2019 Government-wide Reclassified
Statement of Net Cost
Financial Statement Line Amounts Amounts Reclassified Financial Statement Line
      Non-Federal Costs
Cost and Loss on Assumption Changes $38,458 $34,480 Non-Federal Gross Cost
    719 Gain/Loss on Changes in Actuarial Assumptions (Non-Federal)
    35,199 Total Non-Federal Costs
      Intragovernmental Costs
    412 Benefit Program Costs
    216 Imputed Costs
    2,402 Buy/Sell Costs
    229 Other Expenses (without Reciprocals)
    3,259 Total Intragovernmental Costs
Total Costs and Loss on Assumption Changes 38,458 38,458 Total Reclassified Gross Costs
Earned Revenue 8,749 4,632 Non-Federal Earned Revenue
      Intragovernmental Earned Revenue
    3,502 Buy/Sell Revenue
    61 Benefit Program Revenue
    554 Federal Securities Interest Revenue Including Associated Gains/Losses (Exchange)
    4,117 Total Intragovernmental Earned Revenue
Total Earned Revenue 8,749 8,749 Total Reclassified Earned Revenue
Net Cost $29,709 $29,709 Net Cost

 

The Department’s Statement of Changes in Net Position in Relation to the
U.S. Government-wide Reclassified Statement of Changes in Net Position
For the Year Ended September 30, 2019
2019 Statement of Changes in Net Position 2019 Government-wide Reclassified
Statement of Changes in Net Position
Financial Statement Line Amounts Amounts Reclassified Financial Statement Line
Cumulative Results of Operations   $75,674 Net Position, Beginning of Period
Beginning Balance $29,181    
Unexpended Appropriations      
Beginning Balances 46,493    
Net Position, Beginning of Period 75,674 75,674 Net Position, Beginning of Period – Adjusted
Budgetary Financing Sources     Budgetary Financing Sources
Appropriations Received 31,548 30,871 Appropriations Received as Adjusted
Rescissions and Canceling Funds (677)    
Appropriations Transferred in(out) 98 2,309 Non-Expenditure Transfers-In of Unexpended Appropriations and Financing Sources
    (2,211) Non-Expenditure Transfers-Out of Unexpended Appropriations and Financing Sources
Appropriations Used (30,839) (30,839) Appropriations Used (Federal)
Budgetary Financing Sources     Budgetary Financing Sources
Appropriations Used 30,839 30,839 Appropriations Expended
Non-exchange Revenue      
Donations 18 18 Other Taxes and Receipts – Non-Federal Other
Transfers in(out) without Reimbursement 53 55 Appropriation of Unavailable Special/Trust Fund Receipts Transfers-In
    (2) Appropriation of Unavailable Special/Trust Fund Receipts Transfers-Out
Other Financing Sources     Other Financing Sources
Donations 8 8 Other Taxes and Receipts – Non-Federal Other
Inputed Financing from Costs Absorbed by Others 216 216 Imputed Financing Sources
Non-entity Collections (668) (668) Non-Entity Custodial Collections Transferred to the General Fund
Net Cost of Operations (29,709) (29,709) Net Cost of Operations
Net Position $76,561 $76,561 Net Position – Ending Balance

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