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ANNUAL REPORT FY 2001

NOTE 1 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

A. Reporting Entity

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), a cabinet level agency of the Executive Branch of the United States Government, was established in 1913, to promote the welfare of the wage earners of the United States. Today the Department's mission remains the same: to foster and promote the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other economic measurements.

DOL is organized into major program agencies, which administer the various statutes and programs for which the Department is responsible. Through the execution of its congressionally approved budget, DOL conducts operations in five major Federal program areas, under three major budget functions: education, training, employment and social services, health (occupational health and safety) and income security. DOL's major program agencies and the major programs in which they operate, are shown below.

1. Major program agencies

  • Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
  • Employment Standards Administration (ESA)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
  • Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
  • Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration (PWBA)
  • Veterans' Employment and Training (VETS)
  • Other Departmental Programs

- Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management
- Office of the Solicitor
- Office of the Chief Financial Officer
- Office of the Inspector General
- Bureau of International Labor Affairs
- Women's Bureau

2. Major programs

  • Income maintenance
  • Employment and training
  • Labor, employment and pension standards
  • Worker safety and health
  • Statistics

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), a wholly owned Federal government corporation under the chairmanship of the Secretary of Labor, has been designated by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as a separate reporting entity for financial statement purposes and has been excluded from the DOL reporting entity.

3. Fund accounting structure

DOL's financial activities are accounted for by Federal account symbol, utilizing individual funds and fund accounts within distinct fund types, as discussed below.

  • Trust funds

The Unemployment Trust Fund was established under the authority of Section 904 of the Social Security Act of 1935, as amended, to receive, hold, invest and disburse monies collected under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act, as well as state unemployment taxes collected by the states and transferred to the Fund, and unemployment taxes collected by the Railroad Retirement Board and transferred to the Fund.

The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act Trust Fund, established under the authority of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, provides medical benefits, compensation for lost wages and rehabilitation services for job related injuries and diseases or death to private sector workers in certain maritime and related employment.

The District of Columbia Workmens' Compensation Act Trust Fund, established under the authority District of Columbia Workmens' Compensation Act provides compensation and medical payments to District of Columbia employees for work related injuries or death which occurred prior to July 26, 1982.

The Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, established under the Black Lung Benefit Act, provides compensation and medical benefits to coal miners who suffer disability due to pneumoconiosis, and compensation benefits to their dependent survivors.

The Hazardous Substance Response Fund provides for clean up of hazardous substance emergencies and abandoned hazardous waste sites.

Gifts and Bequests uses miscellaneous funds received by gift or bequest to support various activities of the Secretary of Labor.

  • General funds

Salaries and Expenses include appropriated funds which are used to carry out the missions and functions of the Department, except where specifically provided for from other Departmental funds.

Training and Employment Services provides for a flexible, decentralized system of Federal and local programs of training and other services for the economically disadvantaged designed to lead to permanent gains in employment, through grants to states and Federal programs such as Job Corps, authorized by the Workforce Investment Act and the Job Training Partnership Act.

Welfare to Work Jobs provides funding for the activities of the Welfare-to-Work Grants program established by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. The program provides formula grants to States and Federally administered competitive grants to other eligible entities to assist welfare recipients in securing lasting unsubsidized employment.

State Unemployment Insurance and Employment Service Operations includes grants to states for administering the Unemployment Compensation and Employment Service programs. Unemployment Compensation provides administrative grants to state agencies which pay unemployment benefits to eligible workers and collect state unemployment taxes from employers. The Employment Service is a nationwide system providing no-fee employment services to individuals seeking employment and to employers seeking workers. Employment Service activities are financed by allotments to states distributed under a demographically based funding formula established under the Wagner-Peyser Act, as amended.

Payments to the Unemployment Trust Fund was initiated as a result of amendments to the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) law, which provided general fund financing to the Unemployment Trust Fund to pay emergency unemployment benefits and associated administrative costs. The Fund continues to process benefit overpayment refunds for the terminated EUC program.

Advances to the Unemployment Trust Fund and Other Funds provides advances to other accounts within the Unemployment Trust Fund to pay unemployment compensation whenever the balances in these accounts prove insufficient or whenever reimbursements to certain accounts, as allowed by law, are to be made. This account also provides repayable advances to the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, to make disability payments whenever the fund balance proves insufficient.

Federal Unemployment Benefits and Allowances provides for payment of benefits, training, job search and relocation allowances as authorized by the Trade Act of 1974.

Community Service Employment for Older Americans provides part time work experience in community service activities to unemployed, low income persons aged 55 and over.

The Federal Employees' Compensation Act Special Benefit Fund provides wage replacement benefits and payment for medical services to covered Federal civilian employees injured on the job, employees who have incurred a work related occupational disease and beneficiaries of employees whose death is attributable to a job related injury. The Fund also provides for rehabilitation of injured employees to facilitate their return to work.

The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Fund was established to adjudicate, administer and pay claims for benefits under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000. The Act authorizes lump sum payments and the reimbursement of medical expenses to employees of the Department of Energy (DOE) or of private companies under contract with DOE, who suffer from specified diseases as a result of their work in the nuclear weapons industry. The Act also authorizes compensation to the survivors of these employees under certain circumstances.

  • Revolving funds

The Working Capital Fund maintains and operates a program of centralized services in the national office and the field. The Fund is paid in advance by the agencies, bureaus and offices for which centralized services are provided, at rates which return the full cost of operations.

  • Special funds

The Panama Canal Commission Compensation Fund was established to pay workers compensation obligations of the Panama Canal Commission under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act from funding provided by the Commission.

Salaries and Expenses, (H-1b Funded) provides demonstration grants to regional and local entities to provide technical skills training to unemployed and incumbent workers. The fund is supported by fees paid by employers applying for foreign workers under the H-1b temporary alien labor certification program authorized by the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998.

  • Deposit funds

Deposit funds account for monies held temporarily by DOL until ownership is determined, or monies held by DOL as an agent for others.

  • Miscellaneous receipt and clearing accounts

Miscellaneous receipt accounts hold non entity receipts and accounts receivable from DOL activities which by law, cannot be deposited into funds under DOL control. The U.S. Department of the Treasury automatically transfers all cash balances in these receipt accounts to the general fund of the Treasury at the end of each fiscal year.

Clearing accounts hold monies which belong to DOL, but for which a specific receipt account has not been determined.

4. Inter-Departmental relationships

DOL and the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) are jointly responsible for the operations of the Unemployment Trust Fund and the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund. DOL is responsible for the administrative oversight and policy direction of the programs financed by these trust funds. Treasury acts as custodian over monies deposited into the funds and also invests amounts in excess of disbursing requirements in Treasury securities on behalf of DOL. DOL consolidates the financial results of the Unemployment Trust Fund and the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund into these financial statements.

B. Basis of Accounting and Presentation

These consolidated financial statements present the financial position, net cost of operations, changes in net position, budgetary resources, financing and custodial activities of the U.S. Department of Labor, in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and the form and content requirements of OMB Bulletin 97-01. They have been prepared from the books and records of DOL, and include the accounts of all funds under the control of the DOL reporting entity. All interfund balances and transactions have been eliminated.

The consolidated financial statements also include Federal employee pension and other retirement benefit costs paid by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and imputed to DOL. They do not include the effect of any other centrally administered assets and liabilities related to the Federal government as a whole, which may be attributable to DOL.

Accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America encompass both accrual and budgetary transactions. Under accrual accounting, revenues are recognized when earned, and expenses are recognized when a liability is incurred. Budgetary accounting facilitates compliance with legal constraints on, and controls over, the use of federal funds. These consolidated financial statements are different from the financial reports, also prepared by DOL pursuant to OMB directives, used to monitor DOL's use of budgetary resources.

C. Funds with U.S. Treasury

DOL's cash receipts and disbursements are processed by the U.S. Treasury. Funds with U.S. Treasury represent obligated and unobligated balances available to finance allowable expenditures and restricted balances, including amounts related to expired authority and amounts not available for use by DOL. (See Note 2.)

D. Investments

DOL trust fund balances not required to meet current expenditures are invested by Treasury in interest bearing securities of the U.S. government. Balances held in the Unemployment Trust Fund are invested in non-marketable, special issue Treasury securities, available for purchase exclusively by Federal government agencies and trust funds. Special issues are purchased and redeemed at face value (cost), which is equivalent to their net carrying value on the Consolidated Balance Sheet. Interest rates and maturity dates vary.

Balances held in the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Trust Fund and the District of Columbia Trust Fund, as well as balances held in the Panama Canal Commission Compensation Fund, the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Fund and the Backwage Restitution Fund are invested in marketable Treasury securities. These investments are stated at amortized cost, which is equivalent to their net carrying value on the Consolidated Balance Sheet. Discounts and premiums are amortized using the straight-line method, which approximates the effective interest method. Interest rates and maturity dates vary.

Management expects to hold these marketable securities until maturity; therefore, no provision is made in the financial statements for unrealized gains or losses. (See Note 3.)

E. Accounts Receivable, Net of Allowance

Accounts receivable consists of intra-governmental amounts due to the Department, as well as amounts due from the public.

1. Intra-governmental accounts receivable

DOL recognizes as intra-governmental accounts receivable, accrued interest income on investments in Treasury securities held by the Unemployment Trust Fund. (See Note 3.)

The Federal Employees Compensation (FEC) account within the Unemployment Trust Fund provides unemployment insurance to eligible Federal workers (UCFE) and ex-service members (UCX). DOL recognizes as accounts receivable amounts due from other Federal agencies for unreimbursed UCFE and UCX benefits.

DOL's Federal Employees' Compensation Act Special Benefit Fund provides workers' compensation (FECA) benefits to eligible Federal workers on behalf of other Federal agencies. DOL recognizes as accounts receivable amounts due from other Federal agencies to the Special Benefit Fund for unreimbursed FECA benefits .

DOL also has receivables from other Federal agencies for work performed on their behalf under various reimbursable agreements.

2. Accounts receivable due from the public

DOL recognizes as accounts receivable State unemployment taxes due from covered employers. Also recognized as accounts receivable are benefit overpayments made by DOL to individuals not entitled to receive the benefit.

DOL recognizes as accounts receivable amounts due from the public for fines and penalties levied against employers by OSHA, MSHA, ESA and PWBA; for amounts due for backwages assessed against employers by ESA; and for amounts due from grantees and contractors for grant and contract costs disallowed by ETA.

3. Allowance for doubtful accounts

Accounts receivable are stated net of an allowance for uncollectible accounts. The allowance is estimated based on an aging of account balances, past collection experience and an analysis of outstanding accounts at year end. (See Note 4.)

F. Advances

DOL advances consist primarily of payments made to State employment security agencies (SESAs) and to grantees and contractors to provide for future DOL program expenditures. These advance payments are recorded by DOL as an asset, which is reduced when actual expenditures or the accrual of unreported expenditures are recorded by DOL. (See Note 5.)

G. Property, Plant and Equipment, Net of Depreciation

The majority of DOL's property, plant and equipment (PP&E) is general purpose PP&E held by Job Corps centers owned and operated by DOL through a network of contractors. DOL maintains the Capital Asset Tracking and Reporting System (CATARS) to account for Job Corp's PP&E, as well as other general purpose PP&E used by the Department. Internal use software is considered general purpose PP&E.

Property, plant and equipment (excluding internal use software) with a cost greater than $25,000 ($5,000 for the Working Capital Fund) and a useful life of 2 or more years and internal use software with a cost greater than $300,000 and a useful life of 2 or more years are capitalized. Property, plant and equipment (excluding internal use software) costing less than $25,000 ($5,000 for the Working Capital Fund) or having a useful life of less than 2 years and internal use software costing less than $300,000 or having a useful life of less than 2 years are charged to expense at the time of purchase. Prior to 2001, internally developed software in the Working Capital Fund with a cost greater than $5,000 was capitalized, when the cost was intended to be recovered through charges to other DOL users. Prior to 1996, property, plant and equipment with a cost greater than $5,000 and a useful life of 2 or more years were capitalized.

Property, plant and equipment purchases and additions are stated at cost. Normal repairs and maintenance are charged to expense as incurred. Plant and equipment are depreciated over their estimated useful lives using the straight-line method of depreciation.

Job Corps center construction costs are capitalized as construction-in-progress until completed. Upon completion they are reclassified as structures or facilities, and depreciated over their estimated useful life. Leasehold improvements made at Job Corps centers and DOL facilities leased from the General Services Administration are recorded at cost and amortized over their useful lives, using the straight-line method of amortization. ( DOL has no operating leases which extend for a period of more than one year.)

Internal use software development costs are capitalized as software development in progress until the development stage has been completed and successfully tested. Upon completion and testing, software development-in-progress costs are reclassified as ADP equipment and amortized over their estimated useful life.

The table below shows the major classes of DOL's depreciable plant and equipment, and the depreciation periods used for each major classification. (See Note 6.)

 

Years

Structures, facilities and improvements

20 - 50

Furniture and equipment

2 - 36

ADP software

2 - 15

DOL grantees have acquired real and tangible property with Federal grant funds in which DOL has a reversionary interest when the property is disposed of or no longer used for its authorized purpose. DOL is entitled to a pro rata share of the proceeds from sale of the property or a pro rata share of the property's fair market value, if the property is retained by the grantee but no longer used for DOL purposes.

The value of DOL's reversionary interest in real and tangible property acquired with Federal grant funds can not be determined until the grantee's intention to sell or convert the property is known.

H. Non-Entity Assets

Assets held by DOL which are not available to DOL for obligation are considered non-entity assets. DOL holds non-entity assets for the Railroad Retirement Board and for transfer to the U.S. Treasury. (See Note 7.)

I. Liabilities

Liabilities represent probable amounts to be paid by DOL as a result of past transactions, and are recognized when incurred, regardless of whether there are budgetary resources available to pay them. However, the liquidation of these liabilities will consume budgetary resources and cannot be made until available resources have been obligated. For financial reporting purposes, DOL's liabilities are classified as covered or not covered by budgetary resources. Liabilities are classified as covered by budgetary resources if budgetary resources are available for consumption, regardless of whether the available resources have been obligated. Liabilities are classified as not covered by budgetary resources if budgetary resources are not available for consumption. These classifications differ from budgetary reporting , which categorizes liabilities as obligated, consuming budgetary resources, or unobligated, not consuming budgetary resources. Unobligated liabilities include those covered liabilities for which available budgetary resources have not been obligated, as well as liabilities not covered for which budgetary resources are not available. (See Notes 12 and 13.)

J. Advances from U.S. Treasury

The Benefits Revenue Act provides for repayable advances to DOL's Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, in the event fund resources are not adequate to meet fund obligations. Spending authority is derived from the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund's indefinite authority to borrow. Repayable advances are provided through transfers from the Advances to the Unemployment Trust Fund and Other Funds appropriation, to the extent of borrowings under the authority. Advances are repayable with interest at a rate determined by the Secretary of the Treasury to be equal to the current average market yield on outstanding marketable obligations of the United States with remaining periods to maturity comparable to the anticipated period during which the advance will be outstanding. Advances made prior to 1982 carried rates of interest equal to the average rate borne by all marketable interest-bearing obligations of the United States then forming a part of the public debt. Outstanding advances at September 30, 2001 bear interest rates ranging from 5.500% to 13.875%. Outstanding advances at September 30, 2000 bear interest rates ranging from 5.625% to 13.875%. Amounts in the trust fund shall be available, as provided by appropriation acts, for the payment of interest on, and the repayment of these repayable advances. Interest and principal are paid to the general fund of the Treasury when the Secretary of the Treasury determines that funds are available in the trust fund for such purposes. (See Note 8.)

K. Accrued Leave

A liability for annual and compensatory leave is accrued as leave is earned and paid when leave is taken. At year end, leave balances are revalued to reflect current wages. The balance of leave earned but not taken will be paid from future funding sources. Sick leave and other types of nonvested leave are expensed as taken.

L. Accrued Benefits

The financial statements include a liability for unemployment, workers' compensation and disability benefits payable from various DOL funds, as discussed below. (See Note 9.)

1. Unemployment benefits payable

The Unemployment Trust Fund provides benefits to unemployed workers who meet State and Federal eligibility requirements. Regular and extended unemployment benefits are paid from State accounts within the Unemployment Trust Fund, financed primarily by a State unemployment tax on employer payrolls. Fifty percent of the cost of extended unemployment benefits is paid from the Extended Unemployment Compensation Account within the Unemployment Trust Fund, financed by a Federal unemployment tax on employer payrolls. Unemployment benefits to unemployed Federal workers are paid from the Federal Employment Compensation Account within the Unemployment Trust Fund. These benefit costs are reimbursed by the responsible Federal agency. A liability is recognized for unpaid unemployment benefits applicable to the current period and for benefits paid by states that have not been reimbursed by the fund. DOL also recognizes a liability for Federal employees' unemployment benefits to the extent of unpaid benefits for existing claims filed during the current period, payable in the subsequent period.

2. Federal employees disability and 10h benefits payable

The Federal Employees' Compensation Act Special Benefit Fund provides income and medical cost protection to covered Federal civilian employees injured on the job, employees who have incurred a work-related occupational disease and beneficiaries of employees whose death is attributable to a job-related injury or occupational disease. The fund is reimbursed by other Federal agencies for the FECA benefit payments made on behalf of their workers. The fund assumes the liability for unreimbursed (non-chargeable) FECA benefits. The fund also provides 50% of the annual cost-of-living adjustments for pre-1972 compensation cases under the authority of Section 10(h) of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act and the District of Columbia Workmen's Compensation Act.

A liability for FECA benefits payable by the Special Benefit Fund to the employees of other Federal agencies and for 10(h) benefits is accrued to the extent of unpaid benefits applicable to the current period.

3. Black lung disability benefits payable

The Black Lung Disability Trust Fund provides for compensation and medical benefits for eligible coal miners who are disabled due to pneumoconiosis (black lung disease). DOL recognizes a liability for disability benefits to the extent of unpaid benefits applicable to the current period.

4. Longshore and harbor workers' and District of Columbia disability benefits payable

The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Trust Fund and the District of Columbia Workmens' Compensation Trust Fund provide compensation and medical benefits for work related injuries to workers in certain maritime employment and to employees of the District of Columbia, respectively. DOL recognizes a liability for disability benefits payable by these funds to the extent of unpaid benefits applicable to the current period.

M. Future Workers' Compensation Benefits

The financial statements include a liability for future workers' compensation benefits payable by DOL to its employees, to employees of the Panama Canal Commission and to enrollees of the Job Corps, as well as benefits not chargeable to other Federal agencies, which must be paid by DOL's Federal Employees' Compensation Act Special Benefit Fund . The liability includes the expected payments for death, disability, medical and miscellaneous costs for approved compensation cases, as well as a component for incurred but not reported claims. The liability is determined using historical benefit payment patterns related to a specific incurred period to predict the ultimate payments related to that period. The methodology provides for the effects of inflation and adjusts historical payments to current year constant dollars by applying wage inflation factors (cost of living adjustments or COLAs) and medical inflation factors (consumer price index medical or CPIMs) to the calculation of projected benefits. The compensation COLAs and CPIMs used in the projections for 2001 and 2000 were as follows:

 

2001

2000

2001

2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

2001

2000

2001

2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FY

COLA

COLA

CPIM

CPIM

 

 

 

 

 

FY

COLA

COLA

CPIM

CPIM

1989

-

4.52%

-

6.98%

 

 

 

 

 

1998

2.70%

2.67%

2.77%

2.76%

1990

4.43%

4.32%

8.40%

8.40%

 

 

 

 

 

1999

1.53%

1.53%

3.51%

3.51%

1991

5.03%

5.05%

9.36%

9.36%

 

 

 

 

 

2000

1.97%

1.97%

3.70%

3.69%

1992

5.00%

5.06%

7.96%

7.96%

 

 

 

 

 

2001

2.93%

2.83%

4.42%

4.24%

1993

2.83%

2.82%

6.61%

6.61%

 

 

 

 

 

2002

3.33%

2.90%

4.44%

4.10%

1994

2.77%

2.74%

5.27%

5.27%

 

 

 

 

 

2003

3.00%

2.53%

4.15%

4.16%

1995

2.57%

2.56%

4.72%

4.72%

 

 

 

 

 

2004+

-

2.60%

-

4.16%

1996

2.63%

2.60%

3.99%

4.00%

 

 

 

 

 

2004

2.56%

-

4.09%

-

1997

2.77%

2.85%

3.11%

3.11%

 

 

 

 

 

2005+

2.50%

-

4.09%

-

Projected annual payments were discounted to present value based on OMB's interest rate assumptions for ten year Treasury notes. For 2001, interest rate assumptions were 5.21% in year one and thereafter. For 2000, interest rate assumptions were 6.30% in year one and thereafter. (See Note 10.)

N. Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Benefits

The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Fund, established under the authority of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA), provides benefits to eligible current or former employees of the Department of Energy (DOE) and its contractors, or to certain survivors of those employees and contractors, as well as benefits to certain beneficiaries of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act. DOL is responsible for adjudicating and administering claims filed under the EEOICPA. Effective July 31, 2001, compensation of $150,000 and payment of medical expenses from the date a claim is filed are available to covered individuals suffering from designated illnesses incurred as a result of their work with DOE. Compensation of $50,000 and payment of medical expenses from the date a claim is filed are available to individuals eligible for compensation under of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act. Projected estimates of the liability determined from OMB and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) data ranged from $3.2 billion to $4.0 billion. DOL has recognized a $3.2 billion liability for estimated future benefits payable by DOL at September 30, 2001 to eligible individuals under the EEOICPA. The liability includes the expected lump sum and medical payments for approved compensation cases and cases filed pending approval, as well as claims incurred but not yet filed. The liability was projected over a twenty year period and discounted to present value based on OMB assumptions.

O. Employee Health and Life Insurance Benefits

DOL employees are eligible to participate in the contributory Federal Employees Health Benefit Program (FEHBP) and the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLIP). DOL matches the employee contributions to each program to pay for current benefits. During 2001, DOL's contributions to the FEHBP and FEGLIP were $50.0 and $1.7 million, respectively. During 2000, DOL's contributions to the FEHBP and FEGLIP were $45.1 and $1.6 million, respectively. These contributions are recognized as current operating expenses.

P. Other Retirement Benefits

DOL employees eligible to participate in the FEHBP and the FEGLIP may continue to participate in these programs after their retirement. DOL recognizes a current operating expense for the future cost of these other retirement benefits (ORB) at the time the employee's services are rendered. This ORB expense must be financed by OPM, and is offset by DOL through recognition of an imputed financing source. Using cost factors supplied by OPM, DOL recorded ORB expense and imputed financing sources of $44.9 million in 2001 and $40.1 million in 2000.

Q. Employee Pension Benefits

DOL employees participate in either the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS). For employees participating in CSRS, 7.0% of their gross earnings is withheld and transferred to the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund. DOL contributes an additional 8.51% of the employee gross earnings to the CSRS Retirement and Disability Fund. For employees participating in FERS, DOL withholds 0.8% of gross earnings, and matches the withholding with a 10.7% employer contribution. This total is transferred to the Federal Employees' Retirement Fund. The CSRS and FERS retirement funds are administered by the OPM. DOL contributions to the CSRS and FERS are recognized as current operating expenses. FERS participants are also covered under the Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA) and are subject to FICA withholdings. DOL makes matching contributions to FICA, recognized as operating expenses. DOL's matching FICA contributions were $44.6 million in 2001 and $41.7 million in 2000.

The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is a defined contribution retirement savings and investment plan for employees covered by either CSRS or FERS. CSRS participants may contribute up to 6% of their gross pay to the TSP, but there is no departmental matching contribution. FERS participants may contribute up to 11% of their gross pay to the TSP. For employees covered under FERS, DOL contributes 1% of the employees' gross pay to the TSP. DOL also matches 100% of the first 3% contributed and 50% of the next 2% contributed. DOL contributions to the TSP are recognized as current operating expenses. The maximum amount that either FERS or CSRS employees may contribute to the TSP in a calendar year is $10,500. Employee and employer contributions to the TSP are transferred to the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.

DOL recognizes the full cost of providing future CSRS and FERS pension benefits to covered employees at the time the employees' services are rendered. The pension expense recognized in the financial statements equals the service cost for covered DOL employees, less amounts contributed by these employees. Service cost represents the actuarial present value of benefits attributed to services rendered by covered employees during the accounting period.

The measurement of service cost requires the use of actuarial cost methods to determine the percentage of the employees' basic compensation sufficient to fund their projected pension benefit. These percentages (cost factors) are provided by OPM, and applied by DOL to the basic annual compensation of covered employees to arrive at the amount of total pension expense to be recognized in DOL's financial statements.

The excess of total pension expense over the amount contributed by the Department and by DOL's employees represents the amount of pension expense which must be financed directly by OPM. DOL recognized as non-exchange revenue an imputed financing source equal to the excess amount. DOL does not recognize in its financial statements FERS or CSRS assets, accumulated plan benefits or unfunded liabilities, if any, applicable to its employees. (See Note 14.)

R. Net Position

DOL's net position at September 30, 2001, consisted of the following:

1. Unexpended appropriations

Unexpended appropriations include the unobligated balances and undelivered orders of DOL's appropriated funds. Unobligated balances associated with appropriations that expire at the end of the fiscal year remain available for obligation adjustments, but not new obligations, until that appropriation is closed, five years after the appropriations expire. Multi-year appropriations remain available to DOL for obligation in future periods. (See Note 13).

2. Cumulative results of operations

Cumulative results of operations includes - the accumulated historical difference between expenses consuming budgetary resources and financing sources providing budgetary resources in DOL's trust, revolving and special funds - liabilities not consuming budgetary resources net of assets not providing budgetary resources - and DOL's net investment in capitalized assets. (See Note 13).

S. Net Cost of Operations

1. Operating costs

Full operating costs are comprised of all direct costs consumed by the program and those indirect costs which can be reasonably assigned or allocated to the program. Full costs are reduced by exchange (earned) revenues to arrive at the program's net operating cost. The full and net operating costs of DOL's major programs are presented in the Consolidated Statement of Net Cost, and are also reported by suborganization in Note 15 to the financial statements. Note 15 also presents DOL's net operating costs by the outcome goals adopted in the Department's Annual Performance Plan for FY 2001 and DOL's net operating costs by budget function.

2. Earned revenue

Earned revenues arise from exchange transactions which occur through the provision of goods and services for a price, and are deducted from the full cost of DOL's major programs to arrive at net program cost. Earned revenues are recognized by DOL to the extent reimbursements are payable from other Federal agencies and from the public, as a result of costs incurred or services performed on their behalf. Major sources of DOL's earned revenue include reimbursements due to the Federal Employees' Compensation Act Special Benefit Fund from Federal agencies for the costs of disability compensation and medical care provided to or accrued on behalf of their employees, and reimbursements due to the Unemployment Trust Fund from Federal agencies for the cost of unemployment benefits provided to or accrued on behalf of their employees.

T. Net Financing Sources

Financing sources other than earned revenues provide funding for the Department's net cost of operations and are reported on the Consolidated Statement of Changes in Net Position. These financing sources include non-exchange revenue, appropriations used, imputed financing and transfers, as discussed below:

1. Non-exchange revenue

Non-exchange revenues arise from the Federal government's power to demand payments from and receive donations from the public. Non-exchange revenues are recognized by DOL on the Consolidated Statement of Changes in Net Position for the transfer of employer and excise taxes from the entities collecting these taxes and for interest from investments, as discussed below: (See Note 16.)

  • Employer taxes

Employer tax revenues are recognized on a modified cash basis, to the extent of cash transferred by the collecting entity to DOL, plus the change in inter-entity balances between the collecting entity and DOL. Inter-entity balances represent revenue received by the collecting entity, net amounts due to the collecting entity and adjustments made to previous transactions by the collecting entity which have not been transferred to the receiving entity. Federal and state unemployment taxes represent non-exchange revenues collected from employers based on wages paid to employees in covered employment. Federal unemployment taxes are collected by the Internal Revenue Service and transferred to designated accounts within the Unemployment Trust Fund. State unemployment taxes are collected by each State and deposited in separate State accounts within the Unemployment Trust Fund. Federal unemployment taxes are used to pay the Federal share of extended unemployment benefits and to provide for Federal and State administrative expenses related to the operation of the unemployment insurance program. State unemployment taxes are restricted in their use to the payment of unemployment benefits. Excise taxes are collected from coal mine operators based on the sale of coal. These excise taxes are collected by the Internal Revenue Service and transferred to the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund.

  • Interest

The Unemployment Trust Fund, Longshore and Harbor Workers' Trust Fund, District of Columbia Trust Fund, the Panama Canal Commission Compensation Fund and the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Fund receive interest on fund investments. Interest is also earned on Federal funds in the possession of non-Federal entities. Interest is recognized as non-exchange revenue when earned.

  • Assessments

The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Trust Fund and District of Columbia Trust Fund receive non-exchange revenues from assessments levied on insurance companies and self-insured employers. Assessments are recognized as non-exchange revenues when due.

  • Reimbursement of unemployment benefits

The Unemployment Trust Fund receives reimbursements from state and local government entities and non-profit organizations for the cost of unemployment benefits provided to their employees. These reimbursements are recognized as other non-exchange revenue when due.

2. Appropriations used

DOL receives financing sources through congressional appropriations to support its operations. A financing source, appropriations used, is recognized to the extent these appropriated funds have been consumed. Appropriations are consumed through the recognition of accrued expenses for which budgetary resources have been obligated. Accrued expenses not covered by budgetary resources do not consume appropriated capital in the period recognized, and must be funded from future appropriations. The consumption of appropriations used to purchase capital items is recognized at the time of purchase.

3. Imputed financing

A financing source is imputed by DOL to provide for pension and other retirement benefit expenses recognized by DOL but financed by OPM. (See Notes 1-O and P.)

4. Transfer of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Benefits liability

Under the authority of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000, the Department of Energy recorded at September 30, 2000 a liability in the amount of $1.6 billion for future compensation payments. In 2001, the responsibility for adjudicating and administering claims under the EEOICPA was transferred to DOL. Consistent with this transfer of administrative responsibility, DOE's $1.6 billion liability was assumed by DOL, and included in the EEOICPA claims liability recorded by DOL in 2001. (See Note 1-N.)

5. Transfers

Other transfers recognized as financing sources by DOL include non-expenditure transfers from the Environmental Protection Agency to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Hazardous Substance Response Fund to assist in the clean-up of hazardous substances; the transfer of property from the General Services Administration to the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) to be used in ETA job training programs; and the transfer from various DOL general fund unexpended appropriation accounts to the Working Capital Fund's cumulative results of operations. (See Note 17.)

U. Custodial Activities

DOL collects and transfers to the general fund of the U.S. Treasury custodial non-exchange revenues for penalties levied against employers by OSHA, MSHA, ESA and PWBA for regulatory violations, for ETA disallowed grant costs assessed against canceled appropriations and for FECA administrative costs assessed against government corporations in excess of amounts reserved to finance capital improvements in the Federal Employees' Compensation Act Special Benefit Fund. These collections are not available to the agencies for obligation or expenditure. Penalties and other assessments are recognized as custodial revenues when collected or subject to collection. The source and disposition of these revenues are reported on the Consolidated Statements of Custodial Activities. (See Note 19.)


NOTE 2 - FUNDS WITH U.S. TREASURY

Funds with U.S. Treasury at September 30, 2001 consisted of the following:

(Dollars in thousands)

 

Entity
Assets

Entity
Assets

Total

Revolving Funds

$ 19,185

$

-

$ 19,185

 

 

 

 

Trust Funds

430,921

69

430,990

 

 

 

 

Appropiated funds

10,435,926

-

10,435,926

 

 

 

 

Other

-


78,809


78,809


 

$10,886,032



$78,878



$10,964,910



Funds with U.S. Treasury at September 30, 2000 consisted of the following:

(Dollars in thousands)

 

Entity
Assets

Entity
Assets

Total

Revolving Funds

$ 24,284

$

-

$ 24,284

 

 

 

 

Trust Funds

297,059

15

297,044

 

 

 

 

Appropiated funds

9.575,528

-

9,575,528

 

 

 

 

Other

-


54,850


54,850


 

$ 9,896,871



$54,835



$9,951,706




Note 3 - Investments

Investments at September 30, 2001 consisted of the following:

(Dollars in thousands)

 

Face Value

 

Premium (Discount)

 

Net
Value

 

Market
Value

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unemployment Trust Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Non-marketable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Special issue U.S. Treasury Bonds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

6.750% maturing June 30, 2002

 

$20,240,350

 

$

-

 

$20,240,350

 

$20,240,350

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

6.500% maturing June 30, 2003

 

21,000,000

 

-

 

21,000,000

 

21,000,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

6.500% maturing June 30, 2004

 

20,691,993

 

-

 

20,691,993

 

20,691,993

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

6.250% maturing June 30, 2004

 

3,000,000

 

-

 

3,000,000

 

3,000,000

  

6.250% maturing June 30, 2005

 

23,705,952


 

-


 

23,705,952


 

23,705,952


 

 

88,638,295


 

-


 

88,638,295


 

88,638,295


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panama Canal Commission
  Compensation Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Marketable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

U.S. Treasury Notes
  5.875% to 7.875% various maturities

 

13,747

 

186

 

13,933

 

15,208

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

U.S. Treasury Bonds
  8.750% to 14.000% various maturities

 

63,493


 

11,156


 

74,649


 

78,826


 

 

77,240


 

11,342


 

88,582


 

94,034


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Energy Employees Occupational
  Illness Compensation Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Marketable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

U.S. Treasury Bills
  2.350% maturing October 25, 2001

 

302,235

 

(493)

 

301,742

 

301,742

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Longshore and Harbor Workers' Trust Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Marketable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

U.S. Treasury Bills
  2.240% to 3.440% various maturities

 

59,082

 

(370)

 

58,712

 

58,712

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

District of Columbia Trust Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Marketable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

U.S. Treasury Bills
  2.260% to 3.440% various maturities

 

5,469

 

(36)

 

5,433

 

5,433

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Backwage Restitution Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Marketable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

U.S. Treasury Bill
  3.590% maturing November 29, 2001

 

1,577


 

(17)


 

1,560


 

1,560


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$89,083,898



 

$10,426



 

$89,094,324



 

$89,099,776



                 

Entity investments

 

$89,050,524

 

$10,443

 

$89,060,967

 

$89,066,419

                 

Non-entity investments

 

33,374


 

(17)


 

33,357


 

33,357


 

 

$89,083,898



 

$10,426



 

89,094,324



 

89,099,776



Investments at September 30, 2000 consisted of the following:

Unemployment Trust Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Non-marketable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

U.S. Treasury Certificates of
  Indebtedness 6.500% maturing
  June 30, 2001

 

$1,528,798

 

$

-

 

$1,528,798

 

$1,528,798

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Special issue U.S. Treasury Bonds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

6.750% maturing June 30, 2001

 

19,954,879

 

-

 

19,954,879

 

19,954,879

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

6.750% maturing June 30, 2002

 

22,223,478

 

-

 

22,223,478

 

22,223,478

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

6.500% maturing June 30, 2003

 

21,000,000

 

-

 

21,000,000

 

21,000,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

6.500% maturing June 30, 2004

 

20,691,993


 

-


 

20,691,993


 

20,691,993


 

 

86,399,148


 

-


 

86,399,148


 

86,399,148


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panama Canal Commission
  Compensation Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Marketable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

U.S. Treasury Bill
  5.765% maturing November 20, 2000

 

7,228

 

(46)

 

7,182

 

7,182

 

 

  

U.S. Treasury Notes
  5.875% to 7.875% various maturities

 

20,620

 

258

 

20,878

 

21,203

 

 

  

U.S. Treasury Bonds
  8.750% to 14.000% various maturities

 

50,413


 

10,487


60,900


57,563


 

 

78,261


10,699


88,960


85,948


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Longshore and Harbor Workers' Trust Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Marketable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

U.S. Treasury Bills
  5.840% to 6.090% various maturities

 

59,144

 

(765)

 

58,379

 

58,379

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

District of Columbia Trust Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Marketable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

U.S. Treasury Bills
  5.780% to 6.080% various maturities

 

4,470


 

(49)


 

4,421


 

4,421


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$86,541,023



 

$9,885



 

$86,550,908



 

86,547,896



Entity investments

 

$86,451,434

 

$9,885

 

$86,461,319

 

$86,458,307

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-entity investments

 

89,589


 

(17)


 

89,589


 

89,589


 

 

$86,541,023


 

$9,885


 

$86,550,908


 

$86,547,896



Note 4 - Accounts Receivable, Net Of Allowance

Accounts receivable at September 30, 2001 consisted of the following:

(Dollars in thousands)

 

Gross Receivables

 


Allowance

 

Net
Receivables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entity intra-governmental assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Due for UCFE and UCX benefits

 

 

$ 194,564

 

$

-

 

$ 194, 564

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Due for workers' compensation benefits

 

 

3,317,132

 

$

-

 

3,317,132

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Interest from Treasury securities

1,438,713

 

-

1,438,713

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Other

 

 

 

8,918


 

-


 

8,918


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,959,327


 

-


4,959,327


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-entity Intra-governmental assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Interest from Treasury Securities

 

 

 

515


 

-


 

515


 

 

 

 

4,959,842


 

-


 

4,959,842


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entity assest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

State unemployed taxes

 

 

 

676,952

 

(511,105)

 

165,847

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Due from reimbursable employers

 

 

 

363,016

 

(36,643)

 

326,373

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Benefit overpayment

 

 

 

2,360,671

 

(2,173,992)

 

186,679

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Other

 

 

 

11,632


 

(913)


 

10,719


 

 

 

 

3,412,271


 

(2,779,554)


 

689,618


                 
Non-entity intra-governmental assets
                 
  

Fines and penalties

 

115,816

 

(52,949)

62,867

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Backwages

 

 

 

11,158


 

(3,952)


 

7,206


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

126,974


(56,901)


70,073


                 
        3,539,245
  (2,779,554)
  759,691
                 
        $8,499,086

  $(2,779554)

  $5,719,533

Changes in the allowance for doubtful accounts during 2001 consisted of the following:

(Dollars in thousands)

Balance at
September 30,
2000

 

Write-offs

 

Revenue
Adjustments

 

Bad Debt

 

Balance at
September 30,
2001

 

Entity assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Due from reimbursable employers

(46,943)

 

13,819

 

(3,519)

 

-

 

(36,643)

Benefit overpayments

(2,108,150)

 

139,645

 

-

 

(205,487)

 

(2,173993)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other

(502)


 

1,136


 

-


 

(1,547)


 

(913)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,586,907)

 

402,631

 

(331,343)

 

(207,034)

 

(2,722,653)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-entity assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fines and penalties

(53,229)

 

12,131

 

(11,851)

 

-

 

(52,949)

Backwages

(3,000)


 

(952)


 

-


 

-


 

(3,952)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(56,229)


 

11,179


 

(11,851)


 

-


 

(56,901)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$(2,643136)



 

$413,810



 

$(343,194)



 

$(207,034)



 

$(2,779,554)



Note 4 - Accounts Receivable, Net Of Allowance

Accounts receivable at September 30, 2000 consisted of the following:

(Dollars in thousands)

 

Gross Receivables

 


Allowance

 

Net
Receivables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entity intra-governmental assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Due for UCFE and UCX benefits

$ 236,327

 

$

-

 

$ 194, 564

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Due for workers' compensation benefits

 

3,266,919

 

-

 

3,317,132

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Interest from Treasury securities

1,418,585

-

1,438,713

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Other

 

12,770


 

-


 

8,918


 

4,934,601


-


4,959,327


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-entity intra-governmental assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Due from Internal Revenue Service for
  tax overpayment

26,033

(52,949)

62,867

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Interest from Treasury securities

 

1,470


 

(3,952)


 

7,206


 

27,503


(56,901)


70,073


 

4,962,104


 

(2,779,554)


759,691


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entity assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

State unemployment taxes

676,150

(431,312)

244,838

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Due from reimbursable employers

334,077

(46,943)

287,134

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Benefit overpayments

2,269,327

(2,108,150)

161,177

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Other

10,289


(502)


9,787


 

3,289,843


(2,586,907)


702,936


Non-Entity Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Fines and penalties

 

121,509

 

(53,229)

 

68,280

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Back wages

 

10,466

 

(3,000)

 

7,446

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Other

 

4,664


 

-


 

4,664


 

 

136,619


 

(56,229)


 

80,390


 

 

3,426,462


 

(2,643,136)


 

783,326


 

 

$ 8,388,566



 

$(2,643,136)



 

$ 5,745,430



Changes in the allowance for doubtful accounts during 2000 consisted of the following:


(Dollars in thousands)

Balance at
September 30,
1999

 

Write-offs

 

Revenue
Adjustments

 

Bad Debt

 

Balance at
September 30,
2000

 

Entity assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State unemployment taxes

$ (413,910)

 

$221,817

 

$ (239,219)

 

$

-

 

$ (431,312)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Due from reimbursable employers

(34,960)

 

10,319

 

(22,302)

 

-

 

(46,943)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benefit overpayments

(2,037,015)

 

168,510

 

-

 

(239,645)

 

(2,108,150)

                   

Other

(914)


 

585


 

-


 

(173)


 

(502)


                   

 

(2,486,799)


 

401,231


 

(261,521)


 

(239,818)


 

(2,586,907)


Non-entity assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fines and penalties

(52,851)

 

11,819

 

(12,197)

 

-

 

(53,229)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Backwages

(221)


 

(2,779)


 

-


 

-


 

(3,000)


 

(53,072)


 

9,040


 

(12,197)


 

-


 

(56,229)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$(2,539,871)



 

$410,271



 

$(273,718)



 

$(239,818)



 

$(2,643,136)




NOTE 5 - ADVANCES

Advances at September 30, 2001 consisted of the following:

(Dollars in thousands)

2001

 

2000

 

Advances to states for UI benefit payments

$ 169,095

 

$162,749

 

 

 

 

Advances to grantees and contractors to finance
future DOL program expenditures

10,172

 

7,889

 

 

 

 

Other

300


 

359


 

 

 

 

 

$ 179,567



 

$170,997




NOTE 6 - PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, NET OF DEPRECIATION

Property, plant and equipment at September 30, 2001 and 2000 consisted of the following:

   

2001 Accumulated


 

 

(Dollars in thousands)

 

Costs or Basis

 

Depreciation/Amorization

 

Net Book Value

 

2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Structures, facilities and improvements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Structures and facilities

 

$704,222

 

$(295,634)

 

$408,588

 

353,585

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Improvements to leased facilities

 

301,106


 

(128,724)


 

172,382


 

158,316


 

 

1,005,328


 

(424,358)


 

580,970


 

511,901


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Furniture and equipment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equipment held by contractors

 

179,721

 

(169,834)

 

9,887

 

14,448

Furniture and equipment

 

59,164


 

(26,442)


 

32,722


 

32,072


 

 

238,885


 

(196,276)


 

42,609


 

46,520


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADP software

 

74,783

 

(32,104)

 

42,679

 

26,626

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Construction-in-progress

 

52,620

 

-

 

52,620

 

94,949

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Land

 

58,808


 

-


 

58,808


 

58,808


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$1,430,424



 

$ (652,738)



 

$777,686



 

$738,804




NOTE 7 - NON-ENTITY ASSETS

Non-entity assets consisted of the following at September 30, 2001 and 2000:

(Dollars in thousands)

 

2001

 

2000

 

 

 

 

 

Intra-governmental

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Funds with U.S. Treasury

 

$78,878

 

$54,835

 

 

 

 

 

  

Investments

 

33,357

 

89,589

 

 

 

 

 

  

Accounts receivable

 

515


 

27,503


 

 

112,750

 

171,927

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowance

 

70,073


 

80,390


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$ 182,823



 

$ 252,317




NOTE 8 - ADVANCES FROM U.S. TREASURY

Advances from U.S. Treasury to the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund during 2001 consisted of the following:

(Dollars in Thousands)

 

Balance at
September 30,
2000

 

Net
Borrowing

 

Balance at
September 30,
2000

         

Intra-governmental

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Borrowing from the treasury

 

$6,748,557


 

$505,000


 

$7,253,557


 

 

$6,748,557



 

$505,000



 

$7,253,557



Advances from U.S. Treasury to the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund during 2000 consisted of the following:

(Dollars in Thousands)

 

Balance at
September 30,
1999

Net
Borrowing

Balance at
September 30,
2000

 

 

 

 

 

Intra-governmental

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Borrowing from the treasury

 

$6,258,557


$490,000


$6,748,557


 

 

$6,258,557



$490,000



$6,748,557



Assuming the continuation of current operating conditions, repayment of these and necessary future advances will require a change in the statutory operating structure of the fund. (See Note 20.)


NOTE 9 - ACCRUED BENEFITS

Accrued benefits at September 30, 2001 and 2000:consisted of the following:

(Dollars in Thousands)

 

2001

2000

 

 

 

 

State regular and extended unemployment benefits payable

 

$1,275,564

$671,797

 

 

 

 

Federal extended unemployment benefits payable

 

20,729

18,100

 

 

 

 

Federal emergency unemployment benefits payable

 

11,058

11,053

 

 

 

 

Federal employees unemployment benfits payable

 

19,014

15,558

 

 

 

 

Federal employees' unemployment benefits for exisiting
  claims due in the subsequent year

 

80,803


80,711


 

 

 

 

Total unemployment benefits payable

 

1,407,168

797,219

 

 

 

 

Black Lung disability benefits payable

 

29,703

30,928

 

 

 

 

Federal employees disability and 10(h) benefits payable

 

120,115

113,208

 

 

 

 

Longshore and harbor workers disability benefits payable

 

1,739

1,285

 

 

 

 

District of Columbia disability benefits payable

 

121


92


 

 

$1,558,846



$942,732




NOTE 10 - FUTURE WORKERS' COMPENSATION BENEFITS

DOL's liability for future workers' compensation benefits at September 30, 2001 and 2000:consisted of the following:

         

(Dollars in thousands)

 

2001

2000

 

 

 

 

 

Projected gross liability of the Federal government
  for future FECA benefits

 

$24,994,378


 

$21,787,649


Less liabilities attributed to other agencies:

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Postal Service

 

(7,399,470)

 

(6,298,430)

 

Department of Navy

 

(2,968,541)

 

(2,665,434)

 

Department of Army

 

(1,955,183)

 

(1,731,678)

 

Department of Veterans Affairs

 

(1,812,675)

 

(1,585,031)

 

Department of Air Force

 

(1,529,893)

 

(1,337,201)

 

Department of Transportation

 

(1,202,987)

 

(1,086,745)

 

Tennessee Valley Authority

 

(657,530)

 

(586,388)

 

Department of Treasury

 

(1,076,106)

 

(915,638)

 

Department of Agriculture

 

(878,963)

 

(768,532)

 

Department of Justice

 

(1,193,590)

 

(985,513)

 

Department of Interior

 

(663,471)

 

(584,830)

 

Department of Defense, Other

 

(954,116)

 

(876,106)

 

Department of Health and Human Services

 

(293,355)

 

(263,893)

 

Social Security Administration

 

(278,345)

 

(239,414)

 

General Services Administration

 

(198,853)

 

(178,996)

 

Department of Commerce

 

(223,716)

 

(155,647)

 

Department of Energy

 

(95,748)

 

(84,485)

 

Department of State

 

(56,645)

 

(49,916)

 

Department of Housing & Urban Development

 

(84,758)

 

(74,653)

 

Department of Education

 

(22,723)

 

(18,820)

 

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

(69,672)

 

(61,581)

 

Environmental Protection Agency

 

(39,633)

 

(33,673)

 

Federal Emergency Management Association

 

(25,241)

 

(21,996)

 

Small Business Administration

 

(32,255)

 

(30,746)

 

Office of Personnel Management

 

(13,752)

 

(12,736)

 

National Science Foundation

 

(1,806)

 

(1,767)

 

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

 

(10,849)

 

(8,230)

 

Agency for International Development

 

(30,905)

 

(29,819)

 

Other

 

(637,380)


 

(538,645)


 

 

24,408,161


 

21,226,543


 

$586,217



 

$561,106



Projected liability of the Department of Labor for future FECA benefits
 FECA benefits not chargeable to other Federal agencies payable by
  DOL's Federal Employees' Compensation Act Special Benefit Fund

 

$261,755

 

$271,995

         
 

FECA benefits due to eligible workers of DOL and Job Corp enrollees

 

$250,278

 

$221,280

 

 

 

 

 

 

FECA benefits due to eligible workers of the Panama Canal Commission

 

74,184


 

67,831


 

 

$586,217



 

$561,106




NOTE 11 - OTHER LIABILITIES

Other liabilities at September 30, 2001 and 2000 consisted of the following current liabilities:

(Dollars in thousands)

 

2001

 

2000

 

 

 

 

 

Intra-governmental

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accrued payroll and benefits

 

$3,970

 

$10,581

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unearned FECA assessments

 

6,794

 

52,137

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-entity receipts due to U.S. Treasury

 

62,866

 

68,280

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other due to U.S. Treasury

 

-

 

62,067

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amounts held for the Railroad Retirement Board

 

32,381

 

91,044

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advances from other Federal agencies

 

1,412


 

1,011


Total intra-governmental

 

107,423


 

285,120


 

 

 

 

 

Accrued payroll and benefits

 

22,760

 

33,430

 

 

 

 

 

Due to Backwage recipients

 

47,162

 

49,520

 

 

 

 

 

Unearned assessment revenue

 

37,272

 

38,342

 

 

 

 

 

Deposit and clearing accounts

 

36,641

 

18,882

 

 

 

 

 

Readjustment allowances and other Job Corps liabilities

 

69,194

 

67,197

 

 

 

 

 

Other advances

 

-


 

36


 

 

213,029


 

207,407


 

 

$320,452



 

$492,527



NOTE 12 - LIABILITIES NOT COVERED BY BUDGETARY RESOURCES

Liabilities not covered by budgetary resources at September 30, 2001 and 2000 consisted of the following:

(Dollars in thousands)

 

2001

 

2000

 

 

 

 

 

Intra-governmental

 

 

 

 

 

Advances from U.S. Treasury

 

$7,253,557


 

$6,748,557


 

 

 

 

 

Accrued benefits

 

-

 

8,652

 

 

 

 

 

Future workers' compensation benefits

 

250,278

 

221,280

 

 

 

 

 

Accrued annual leave

 

88,773

 

85,264

 

 

 

 

 

Readjustment allowances and other Job Corps liabilities

 

69,194


 

67,197


 

 

408,245


 

382,393


 

 

$7,661,802



 

$7,130,950




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