AG's office, Judiciary, GMH top 3 in promoting accountability, transparency

HIGH COURT: Supreme Court of Guam Chief Justice Katherine Maraman delivers her State of the Judiciary address in the Guam Congress Building in Hagåtña on April 30. The Association of Government Accountants Guam Chapter announced the Unified Judiciary of Guam as the Gold Award winner in the contest to determine which government agencies promote accountability and transparency best in its Citizen Centric Report. The Office of the Attorney General was awarded the Platinum, and the Guam Memorial Hospital Authority was awarded the Bronze. Post file photo

The Association of Government Accountants Guam Chapter announced the government agencies that promoted government accountability and transparency with the awarding of the annual Best Citizen Centric Report Contest. 

“Citizen Centric Reports provide an easily understandable snapshot of the operational and financial performance of a government of Guam agency,” said Debbie Ngata, president of the AGA Guam Chapter. “Each government of Guam agency must produce a CCR and the Guam Chapter’s Best CCR Contest awards those agencies that went above and beyond the requirements.”

The preparation of a CCR by all government of Guam agencies is required by Public Law 30-127 and must be completed no later than 60 days after the release of the each agency’s respective Office of Public Accountability independent audit report. The intent of the CCR is to provide financial and organizational information about government agencies in an easily understandable and accessible manner.

The organization said the winners were chosen best on their presentation of the Citizen Centric Report for Fiscal Year 2018, which ran from Oct. 1, 2017 to Sept. 30, 2018:  

  • Office of the Attorney General with the Platinum Award;
  • Unified Judiciary of Guam with the Gold Award; and
  • Guam Memorial Hospital Authority with the Bronze Award.

Awards for the Best CCR Contest were presented at the Guam Chapter’s November 2019 General Membership Meeting, according to the press release. 

Additionally, the AGA National Office awarded its Certificate of Excellence in Citizen-Centric Reporting representing a high quality CCR, to the following government of Guam agencies for Fiscal Year 2018: Guam Department of Education; Guam Housing Corporation; GMHA; Guam Power Authority; Guam Waterworks Authority; Judiciary; OAG; Office of Public Accountability.

“Congratulations to the management and staff of the Best CCR Contest winners as well as the National Certificate of Excellence awardees for their tireless efforts in promoting government transparency and accountability,” Ngata stated.

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