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Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez
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DOL Annual Report, Fiscal Year 2003
Principal Financial Statements

Principal Financial Statements Included in This Report

The principal financial statements included in this report have been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-576), the Government Management Reform Act of 1994 and the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Bulletin 01-09, "Form and Content of Agency Financial Statements." The responsibility for the integrity of the financial information included in these statements rests with management of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The audit of DOL’s principal financial statements for FY 2003 was performed by R. Navarro & Associates, Inc., Certified Public Accountants. The FY 2002 principal financial statements were audited by the Office of Inspector General (OIG). The auditors' report accompanies the principal statements.

The Department's principal financial statements for fiscal years (FY) 2003 and 2002 consisted of the following:

The Consolidated Balance Sheets, which present as of September 30, 2003 and 2002 those resources owned or managed by DOL which are available to provide future economic benefits (assets); amounts owed by DOL that will require payments from those resources or future resources (liabilities) and residual amounts retained by DOL, comprising the difference (net position).

The Consolidated Statements of Net Cost, which present the net cost of DOL operations for the years ended September 30, 2003 and 2002. DOL's net cost of operations includes the gross costs incurred by DOL less any exchange revenue earned from DOL activities. Due to the complexity of DOL's operations, the classification of gross cost and exchange revenues by major program and suborganization is presented in Note 14 to the consolidated financial statements.

The Consolidated Statements of Changes in Net Position, which present the change in DOL's net position resulting from the net cost of DOL operations, budgetary financing sources other than exchange revenues and other financing sources for the years ended September 30, 2003 and 2002.

The Combined Statements of Budgetary Resources, which present the budgetary resources available to DOL during FY 2003 and 2002, the status of these resources at September 30, 2003 and 2002, and the outlay of budgetary resources for the years ended September 30, 2003 and 2002.

The Consolidated Statements of Financing, which reconcile the net cost of operations with the obligation of budgetary resources for the years ended September 30, 2003 and 2002.

The Consolidated Statements of Custodial Activity, which present the sources and disposition of nonexchange revenues collected or accrued by DOL on behalf of other recipient entities for the years ended September 30, 2003 and 2002.

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