Results of federal agencies' fiscal 2002 audits

Year Timely Clean Disclaimer
1996 6 6 13
1997 13 11 8
1998 15 12 8
1999 19 15 5
2000 24 18 3
2001 24 18 4
2002 24 21 2
Federal Agencies' Financial Audit Results
Agency FY 2002
Audit Opinion*
FY 2001
Audit Opinion*
FY 2000
Audit Opinion*
FY 1999
Audit Opinion*
FY 1998
Audit Opinion*
Agency for International Development Qualified Disclaimer Disclaimer Disclaimer Disclaimer
Agriculture Unqualified Disclaimer Disclaimer Disclaimer Disclaimer
Commerce** Unqualified Unqualified Unqualified Unqualified Unqualified/ Disclaimer
Defense Disclaimer Disclaimer Disclaimer Disclaimer Disclaimer
Education Unqualified Qualified Qualified Qualified Disclaimer
Energy Unqualified Unqualified Unqualified Unqualified Qualified
Environmental Protection Agency Unqualified Unqualified Unqualified Qualified Unqualified
Federal Emergency Management Agency Unqualified Qualified Unqualified Unqualified Unqualified
General Services Administration Unqualified Unqualified Unqualified Unqualified Unqualified
Health and Human Services Unqualified Unqualified Unqualified Unqualified Qualified
Housing & Urban Development Unqualified Unqualified Unqualified Disclaimer Unqualified
Interior Unqualified Unqualified Unqualified Unqualified (late) Unqualified
Justice Unqualified Unqualified Qualified*** Qualified Disclaimer
Labor Unqualified Unqualified Unqualified Unqualified Unqualified
NASA Unqualified Disclaimer Unqualified Unqualified Unqualified
National Science Foundation Unqualified Unqualified Unqualified Unqualified Unqualified
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Unqualified Unqualified Unqualified Unqualified Unqualified
Office of Personnel Management Unqualified Unqualified Unqualified Disclaimer Disclaimer
Small Business Administration Disclaimer Unqualified Unqualified Unqualified Unqualified
Social Security Administration Unqualified Unqualified Unqualified Unqualified Unqualified
State Unqualified Unqualified Unqualified Unqualified (late) Unqualified
Transportation Unqualified Unqualified Qualified Unqualified (late) Disclaimer
Treasury Unqualified Unqualified Unqualified Qualified Qualified
Veterans Affairs Unqualified Unqualified Unqualified Unqualified (late) Qualified

* An unqualified opinion means the agency's financial statements were reliable. A qualified opinion means segments of the statements were not reliable. A disclaimer of opinion means the auditor could not determine if the information in the statement was reliable. Late means the agency did not turn in its financial statement on time.

** In fiscal 1998, Commerce received an unqualified opinion on its balance sheet and a disclaimer on its other financial statements.

*** In fiscal 2000, Justice received an unqualified opinion on its balance sheet and custodial activity statement.

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