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MnDOT wins national award for annual performance reporting
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation has received the Gold Certificate of Achievement in Service Efforts and Accomplishments Reporting from the Association of Government Accountants for its 2010 Annual Minnesota Transportation Performance Report.
The AGA presents the Gold Certificate to state and local government entities whose annual performance reports fulfill the Governmental Accounting Standards Board’s suggested criteria for communication results, thereby increasing public accountability.
“Accountability and transparency are a foundation of success for public agencies,” said MnDOT Commissioner Tom Sorel. “MnDOT’s Annual Transportation Performance Report provides a means for the public, Legislature and transportation stakeholders to see how efficiently we are delivering our services and how effective our program activities are.
“Beyond that, the ongoing measurement and review process assists MnDOT in evaluating performance and identifying areas where we need to improve to achieve our goal of building and maintaining a safe, efficient and sustainable transportation system that improves Minnesotans’ quality of life, helps the economy and respects the natural environment.”
Agencies that receive the AGA’s Gold Certificate of Achievement are required to meet at least 13 of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board's 17 suggested criteria for reporting performance information. MnDOT fully met 16 suggested criteria, including:
- Multiple levels of reporting—enable the reader to control how much information they learn from the report.
- Significant information—enable the reader to assess performance; provide factors affecting results, historical data, targets, trend analysis and comparisons against national averages.
- Presentation of information—provide a clear, consistent and succinct format that is easy to read and understand.
Founded in 1950, the AGA’s mission is to support the careers and professional development of government finance professionals working in federal, state and local governments, as well as the private sector and academia. The AGA reaches thousands of professionals and provides more than 100,000 continuing professional education hours annually through education, research, publications, certification and conferences.
For more information about the AGA, visit www.agacgfm.org/.
To view of copy of the 2010 Annual Minnesota Transportation Performance Report, visit www.dot.state.mn.us/measures/pdf/2010pm10-6.pdf.