The Federal Trade Commission has earned the Association of Government Accountants Certificate of Excellence Accountability Reporting (CEAR) award for its Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) for fiscal year 2007.

“The PAR is more than a compliance document,” FTC chief financial officer Steve Fisher said. “A quality PAR provides a clear and complete picture of an agency, and it can help educate the public about an agency’s programs.”

To help readers understand and assess the Commission’s performance, in addition to the audited financial statements, the FY 2007 PAR included a glossary, dated letters, a staff composition chart, and other items to deliver meaningful information about financial and programmatic performance. It also featured an “FTC-At-A-Glance” section, a regional map, and points of contact for the agency’s Consumer Response Center and the National Do Not Call Registry.

The FTC’s FY 2007 PAR is located at

The FTC works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint in English or Spanish or to get free information on any of 150 consumer topics, call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357), or use the complaint form at The FTC enters Internet, telemarketing, identity theft, and other fraud-related complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to more than 1,600 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.

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