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Office of Financial Reporting, Policy, Internal Controls, and Travel

Gordon Alston, Director

This Directorate is responsible for formulating and prescribing Department-wide financial management, accounting and fiscal policies, procedures, standards, and controls; providing assistance to components in their implementation; and reporting on financial management programs to include coordinating preparation of financial statements and other external reporting.  This Directorate also coordinates the annual financial audit, monitors the resolution of audit findings, and oversees the Department’s assessment of A-123 internal controls over financial reporting.

OFRICT also provides policy, oversight, guidance, and reporting of all travel and conference-related expenditures.  OFRICT serves as the liaison with GSA for the government-wide electronic travel system.  All Departmental travel policies are developed in conjunction with OGC and are promulgated throughout the Department.  All conference reporting and approvals are routed through OFRICT.  Travel-card fraud monitoring and delinquencies as well as visa/passport processing is also handled by OFRICT.

Contacts:

Director for Financial Reporting, Policy, Internal Controls, and Travel:

Gordon Alston - (202) 482-0753

Program Management Specialist: Terry Jackson - (202) 482-5964

Fax Number: (202) 482-1992