AGA's Certificate of Excellence in Accountability Reporting (CEAR)® Program has been helping federal agencies improve their Performance and Accountability Reports (PARs) or Agency Financial Reports (AFRs) since 1997. The program was established in collaboration with the Chief Financial Officers Council and the U.S. Office of Management and Budget to improve accountability by streamlining reporting and improving the effectiveness of such reports so they clearly show what an agency accomplished with taxpayer dollars and the challenges that remain. The CEAR program reviews, with detailed critiques and recommendations, have proven to be a major factor in the steady improvement of these reports.
This year, AGA is excited to celebrate CEAR's 20th anniversary! Enjoy a few pictures from ceremonies past.