Archived Information -- Fiscal Year 1997 Annual Accountability Report

Accountability Report Evaluation Form

We would like to know what you think of the financial and program information presented in this report. Was it clear, concise, and useful? We value your opinion and will try to improve next year's reports based on your response. Thank you for your help.

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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 that 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 sections 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 in future reports?


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