Government Accounting


The Governmental Accounting Standards Board releases a publication, Reporting Performance Information: Suggested Criteria for Effective Communication, which offers 16 criteria state and local governments can use when preparing reports on the nature and results of services they’ve rendered. The report can be downloaded free online ( www.seagov.org/sea_gasb_project/suggested_criteria_report.pdf ) or ordered in a print version (shipping charges and tax apply) by calling 800-748-0659.

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