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Read AOC's Performance and Accountability Report for Fiscal Year 2012

AOC Performance and Accountability Report 2012 cover
Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Architect of the Capitol's Performance and Accountability Report for Fiscal Year 2012 is now available. This report provides the United States Congress and the American people information on AOC’s annual performance results, management challenges and financial accountability.

Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 marked the roll-out of AOC’s new Strategic Vision — a result of a collaborative effort by AOC employees throughout the organization. Through this vision, the AOC continues to transform into a forward-thinking, collaborative and innovative organization.

This vision helped the AOC achieve cost savings in a number of areas in FY 2012, including the reduction of overtime labor hours by 33 percent from FY 2011 levels and an AOC-wide energy reduction of nearly 22 percent for FY 2012. The AOC also reduced the cost of supporting congressional events, including the State of the Union Address and events hosted on the Capitol Grounds, by 10 percent.

In addition, AOC completed or advanced a number of major projects in FY 2012. The five-year Utility Tunnel Improvement Program was completed ahead of schedule and under budget. The East House Underground Garage renovation concluded and received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for New Construction at the Gold level. Progress continued on the multi-year Capitol Dome renovation project with completion of the work on the Dome Skirt this fiscal year. We also conducted our regular cycle of cleaning and conserving the Statue of Freedom. The multi-year Brumidi Corridor restoration continued on pace and the Slave Labor Commemorative Marker was unveiled by Congress in the Capitol Visitor Center’s Emancipation Hall.

Read more about AOC's program and financial performance for FY 12 in the Performance and Accountability Report:

2012 Performance and Accountability Report – PDF Version
2012 Performance and Accountability Report – Online Interactive version

2012 The AOC at a Glance:
A Fiscal Year 2012 Performance and Financial Summary Report to the U.S. Congress and Citizens of the United States.

Past reports