About This Report
PURPOSE OF REPORT
The Department of State's Performance and Accountability Report for Fiscal Year 2003 (Report) provides performance and financial information that enables Congress, the President, and the public to assess the performance of the Department relative to its mission and stewardship of the resources entrusted to it. This Report satisfies the reporting requirements of the following legislation.
- Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990
- Federal Financial Management Improvement Act of 1996
- Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act of 1982
- Government Management Reform Act of 1994
- Government Performance and Results Act of 1993
- Reports Consolidation Act of 2000
HOW THIS REPORT IS ORGANIZED
- MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE
The Secretary's message includes an assessment of whether financial and performance data in the Report is reliable and complete, and a statement of assurance as required by the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA) indicating whether management controls are in place and financial systems conform with government-wide standards.
- MESSAGE FROM THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
The Assistant Secretary's message describes progress and challenges pertaining to the Department's financial management, integrating budget and performance, and information on the Department's management controls program under FMFIA and financial management systems under the Federal Financial Management Improvement Act of 1996.
- MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS (MD&A)
The MD&A is a concise overview of the entire Report. It includes an organizational overview, a summary of the most important performance results and challenges for FY 2003, a brief analysis of financial performance, a brief description of systems, controls, and legal compliance; and information on the Department's progress in implementing the President's Management Agenda and addressing the management challenges identified by the General Accounting Office and the Inspector General. The MD&A is supported and supplemented by detailed information contained in the Performance Section, Financial Section and Appendices.
- INSPECTOR GENERAL'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS
This section is an overview of the Office of Inspector General's FY 2003 performance results, which are addressed in more detail in a separate report and published as an annex to this Performance and Accountability Report, the Inspector General's summary of the most serious management and performance challenges facing the agency and a brief assessment of the agency's progress in addressing those challenges. For more information on the OIG performance report, contact the OIG's Office of Planning, Analysis, and Results at 202-647-6969. You may also view the report on the OIG website (www.oig.state.gov).
- PERFORMANCE SECTION
This section contains the annual program performance information required by the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA) and combined with the Appendices, include all of the required elements of an anuual program perfomance report as specified in OMB Circular A-11, Preparing, Submitting and Executing the Budget. The results are presented by Strategic Goal with a chapter covering each Strategic Goal. For more information on this section, please contact the Office of Strategic and Performance Planning at (202) 647-0300.
- FINANCIAL SECTION
This section contains the Department's financial statements and related Independent Auditor's Report; and other agency-specific statutorily required reports pertaining to the Department's financial management. For more information on this section, please contact the Office of Financial Policy, Reporting, and Analysis at (202) 261-8620.
This section contains more detailed information on the Department's performance results including information on sources and reliability of the Department's performance data, Program Evaluations and summaries of OMB's Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) analyses. Other appendices provide information on the Department locations, key staff and publications, along with a glossary of acronyms.