Service Efforts and Accomplishments (SEA) Reporting
Presented by Edwin Young
City Auditor, City and County of Honolulu
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
11:30 a.m. - registration and networking
Noon - 1:30 p.m. Program
The Plaza Club, Coronet Room
900 Fort Street Mall 20th Floor
RSVP Deadline: Noon Wednesday, April 13, 2011.
In 1994, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) issued Concepts Statement No. 2, service Efforts and Accomplishments Reporting. According to the statement, the objective of SEA reporting is to provide more complete information about a governmental entity’s performance than can be provided by the traditional financial statements and schedules, and to assist users in assessing the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of services provided.
In 2003, GASB issued a special report on Reporting Performance Information: Suggested Criteria for Effective Communication that describes sixteen criteria that federal, state and local governments can use when preparing external reports on performance information. Using the GASB criteria, the AGA initiated a Certificate of Excellence in Service Efforts and Accomplishments Reporting project in 2003.
In 2009, Palo Alto became the first city in the nation to receive the AGA’s Circle of Excellence Award. In 2010, Palo Alto was one of only a few cities nationwide to receive both the Gold Award and Certificate of Excellence Award. Palo Alto is also nationally recognized as a model city which gained additional recognition for increasing transparency and accountability through its SEA and performance reporting.
The City and County of Honolulu, through its Office of the City Auditor, recently issued the first SEA report for Oahu. The SEA report implements the national program by benchmarking and evaluating inputs, outputs, and performance measures. Through the report, readers can evaluate the efficiency, effectiveness, and economy of the city’s performance by comparing inputs and outputs against mission statements, performance targets, and goals and objectives over the last five years.
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Special offer: This is AGA Hawaii's activity to support the Hawaii Food bank. As an incentive for our food drive, we will offer a $5 discount on the program fee. Those bringing qualified canned goods shown in the attached file will receive a $5 discount on the program fee. Only canned good items shown on the attached file will qualify for the discount.
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