ARCHIVED INFORMATION -- Fiscal Year 1996 Annual Accountability Report

Accountability Report
Evaluation Form

We ask your opinion on whether the financial and program information presented is clear, concise and useful. We solicit your ideas to make the presentations more effective. Please print this form, fill out, and fax or mail to: Department of Education, 600 Independence Ave., SW, Room 4467, Washington, DC 20202. Fax (202) 401-0006. We value your opinion and will try to improve next year's reports based on your response. Thanks for your help.

AGENCY EVALUATED : [X] Department of Education

Please identify yourself by checking appropriate box:

	[]  CFO/Deputy CFO			[] Program Official 	 	[]  OMB/TREASURY/GAO			[]  Congressional Staff 	 	[]  IG					[]  Other _________________

Please rate the following on a scale of 1 through 5 by checking appropriate box.

      TOTALLY DISAGREE       TOTALLY AGREE        NO OPINION            1 ---------------------- 5                 X 

I. OVERALL IMPRESSION:

1. The report is easy to read.

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2. The report is balanced, presenting both positive and negative results.

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3. The report compares favorably with private sector corporate reports.

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II. PROGRAM PERFORMANCE:

4. The Department's missions and goals are prominently displayed leaving the reader with a
view of "where the Department is going."

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5. The Department's performance information gives the reader a view of "where the Department currently is" in accomplishing its missions and goals.

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6. Management Control Weaknesses (FMFIA) are integrated with the mission performance data.

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7. Audit Follow-ups (IG Act Amendments) are integrated with the mission performance data.

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8. The report leaves you with a feeling of whether the Department is "achieving its mission".

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9. The Prompt Payment Act, Civil Monetary Penalty and Debt Management Data are integrated well into the report.

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III. GRAPHICS:

10. The graphics are easily understood.

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11. The trends presented graphically are adequately explained in the accompanying narrative.

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IV. FINANCIAL:

12. The report gives you a clear understanding of the financial condition of the Department's appropriations and funds.

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13. Financial Statements and Footnotes are informative and understandable.

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14. The Consolidating/Combining Statements and Supplemental Data section are useful.

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V. BEST AND WORST FEATURES:

15. Is there anything you especially liked about the report?

   

16. Is there anything that can be improved upon in future reports?

  

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