SSA became the first Federal agency to publish its FY 1998 Accountability Report

SSA's Accountability Report for FY 1998 provides full disclosure of SSA's financial and programmatic operations. With its publication on November 20, 1998 -- less than 2 months after the close of the fiscal year -- SSA became the first Federal agency to publish its FY 1998 Accountability Report. FY 1998 marks the twelfth year that SSA has published audited financial statements, the fifth year that SSA has received an unqualified opinion on its financial statements and the fourth year that SSA has been authorized by the Office of Management and Budget to streamline and consolidate statutorily required financial reporting into a single Accountability Report.



Highlights of SSA's Accountability Report for FY 1998 include a Ten-Year Summary of Financial Highlights and Management's Discussion and Analysis (MD&A). The MD&A consists of five sections: SSA's Mission and Organizational Structure; Major Issues Facing SSA; Performance Goals and Results; Highlights of SSA's Financial Position; and Systems and Controls. The report contains messages from SSA's Commissioner and Inspector General (IG), SSA's audited principal financial statements and notes, supplemental financial schedules and management information categorized by SSA's business processes and service delivery interfaces. It also includes Office of Inspector General reports including the report on the Audit of SSA's FY 1998 Financial Statements.

Note: SSA's Accountability Report for FY 1998 is in Portable Document Format (PDF). You must have Adobe reader software to view these files.

FY98 Report

The full report, SSA's Accountability Report for FY 1998 is available as one file (1.7 MB) or you can download the individual sections. The online Accountability Report report is divided into the following sections:

  1. Cover/Foreword/Commissioner's Message/Table of Contents/Ten-Year Summary of Financial Highlights (63KB)
  2. SSA's Mission/The Social Security Programs/Agency Organization/Major Issues Facing SSA (295KB)
  3. Performance Goals and Results/Highlights of SSA's Financial Position/Systems and Controls (108 KB)
  4. Key Financial Management Officials/Principal Financial Statements/Footnotes/ Supplemental Schedules to Principal Financial Statements (121 KB)
  5. Actuarial Information and Supplemental Management Information (368 KB)
  6. Government Performance and Results Act Performance Report (131 KB)
  7. Program and Financial Performance Categorized by Business Process or Service Delivery Objective (320 KB)
  8. IG's Message/Audit of SSA's Financial Statements Including Independent Accountant's Opinion on SSA's FY 1998 Financial Statements (245 KB)
  9. IG's Report to Congress/Glossary (212 KB)




Prior FY Reports

Accountability Report for Fiscal Year 1997