Mission and Values; Certificate of Excellence

Mission and Values


Create a more secure, democratic, and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community.


Loyalty: Commitment to the United States and the American people.
Character: Maintenance of high ethical standards and integrity.
Service: Excellence in the formulation of policy and management practices with room for creative dissent. Implementation of policy and management practices, regardless of personal views.
Accountability: Responsibility for achieving United States foreign policy goals while meeting the highest performance standards.
Community: Dedication to teamwork, professionalism, and the customer perspective.

Certificate of Excellence

Graphic of "Certificate of Excellence in Accountability Reporting, 2001" presented to the Department of State by the Association of Government Accountants (AGA). Citation reads: "In recognition of your outstanding efforts in preparing the Department of State's Accountability Reports for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2001. A Certificate of Excellence in Accountability Reporting is presented by the Association of Government Accountants to federal government agencies whose Accountability Reports or Performance and Accountability Reports achieve the highest standards in presenting their programs and financial affairs."