19 agencies receive accountability awards

By Jory Heckman
Federal News Radio

Agencies with a track record in financial transparency were recognized at an award reception Wednesday, hosted by an organization for financial professionals.

AGA honored 19 federal agencies for meeting high standards in their annual Performance and Accountability Reports, as well as their Agency Financial Reports. The Certificate of Excellence in Accountability Reporting (CEAR) award recognizes agencies for giving clear insight into the agency’s spending and program performance.

“We hear so often in the news about government waste that it is a pleasure to honor these financial management professionals,” said Ann Ebberts, the CEO at AGA. “The agencies and departments being honored today truly represent a select group within the government financial management community.”


The Social Security Administration holds the most CEAR awards of any agency, having received its 17th award this year.

The following agencies received CEAR awards at Wednesday’s reception:

  • Architect of the Capitol — 4th CEAR award
  • Federal Aviation Administration — 11th CEAR award
  • Federal Housing Finance Agency — 7th CEAR award
  • Federal Trade Commission — 8th CEAR award
  • Peace Corps — 8th CEAR award
  • U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission — 9th CEAR award
  • Department of Commerce — 1st CEAR award
  • Department of Education — 11th CEAR award
  • Department of Commerce — 1st CEAR award
  • Department of Health and Human Services — 2nd CEAR award
  • Department of Homeland Security — 2nd CEAR award
  • Department of Labor — 14th CEAR award
  • Department of State — 8th CEAR award
  • Department of the Treasury — 6th CEAR award
  • Government Accountability Office — 14th CEAR award
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission — 14th CEAR award
  • Patent & Trademark Office — 13th CEAR award
  • Securities and Exchange Commission — 9th CEAR award
  • Small Business Administration — 9th CEAR award
  • Social Security Administration — 17th CEAR award

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