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National Science Foundation
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FY 2015 Agency Financial Report
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FY 2015 Agency Financial Report
Table of Contents

NSF Mission and Vision Statement (63 kb)
About This Report (82 kb)
Table of Contents (48 kb)
A Message from the Director 141 kb)

I. Management’s Discussion and Analysis (1.2 MB)

Agency Overview
        Mission and Vission
        Following the Money
        Organizational Structure
        Management Challenges
        FY 2015 Strategic Framework
        Strategic Objectives and Strategic Reviews
        FY 2015 Progress Toward Goals
        Workload and Management Trends
        Recovery Act Performance Results
    Financial Discussion and Analysis
        Understanding the Financial Statements
        Limitations of the Financial Statements
        Other Financial Reporting Information
    Systems, Controls, and Legal Compliance
        Statement of Assurance
        Management Assurances
        Highlights From NSF's FY 2015 Internal Control Quality Assurance Program
            Internal Control over Financial Reporting - OMB Circular A-123, Appendix A
            Improving the Management of Government Charge Card Programs -
              OMB Circular A-123, Appendix B
            Improper Payment Initiative - OMB Circular A-123, Appendix C
            Compliance with the Federal Financial Management Improvement Act of 1996 -
              OMB Circular A-123, Appendix D
            Acquisition Assessment - OMB Circular A-123
            Other Federal Reporting and Disclosures - GAO Financial Audit Manual Volume 3
       Financial System Strategy and Framework

II. Financials (1.5 MB)

    A Message from the Chief Financial Officer
    Independent Auditors' Report and Management’s Response
    Financial Statements, Notes, Required Supplementary Information, and
    Other Information
        Financial Statements
        Notes to the Financial Statements
        Required Supplementary Stewardship Information
            Stewardship Investments
        Required Supplementary Information
            Deferred Maintenance and Repairs
            Budgetary Resources by Major Budget Accounts
        Other Information
            Schedule of Spending

III. Appendices (1.4 MB)

  1. Summary of NSF FY 2015 Financial Statement Audit and Management Assurances
    1. Table 1. Summary of Financial Statement Audit
    2. Table 2. Summary of Management Assurances
  2. Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act (IPERA) Reporting
  3. Management Challenges
    1. Inspector General Memorandum on FY 2016 Management Challenges
    2. NSF Response and Report on OIG FY 2015 Management Challenges
  4. Freeze the Footprint
  5. Undisbursed Balances in Expired Grant Accounts
  6. Awards to Affiliated Institutions
  7. Patents and Inventions Resulting from NSF Support
  8. Acronyms

Entire Report pdf entire report (4.3 MB)

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For copies of this report please send your request to accounta@nsf.gov.

We welcome suggestions on how to make this report more informative. Please provide your comments to Joe Kittle (jkittle@nsf.gov).


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