NRC meets performance goals; issues FY 2012 performance and accountability report

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission today issued its Performance and Accountability Report for Fiscal Year 2012. The report, which describes the agency’s program and financial performance from Oct. 1, 2011, through Sept. 30, 2012, reflects the agency’s achievement of both its safety and security strategic goals, and all its performance measures.

“I am proud of the NRC employees’ performance in achieving the agency’s safety and security goals,” said Chairman Allison Macfarlane. “The agency is committed to good governance and prudent management of resources. We will continue to evaluate, test, and strengthen internal controls, including those related to financial reporting and financial management systems.”

The report notes that the agency’s nuclear reactor and materials licensees maintained their excellent safety record. The agency also improved its operational activities by continuing to invest in its skilled workforce of engineers and scientists through knowledge transfer programs, recruiting a diverse workforce, and providing training opportunities. In addition, the report points out the agency’s sound financial position, having sufficient funds to meet programmatic needs and adequate control of these funds in place. The agency received an unqualified audit opinion on its financial statements by its auditors, with no instances of noncompliance with laws and regulations.