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The FY 2012 APR provides an overview of the CFTC's performance results relative to its mission in order to help Congress, the President, and the public assess the CFTC's stewardship over the financial resources entrusted to it. The report is organized by strategic goal and performance measure, and provides detail on how each contributes to the Commission's overall mission. The report provides information about the Commission's performance as an organization, its achievements, and its challenges.

The FY 2012 APR meets a variety of reporting requirements stemming from numerous laws focusing on improved accountability among Federal agencies and guidance described in Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars A-11 and A-136.

Suggestions for improving this document can be sent to the following address:

Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Business Management and Planning Branch
Three Lafayette Centre
1155 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20581

The Commission's annual reporting includes the following three components:

Agency Financial Report (AFR)

Available November 2012. A report on Commission end of year financial position that includes, but is not limited to, financial statements, notes to the financial statements, and a report of the independent auditors.

Annual Performance Report (APR)

Available February 2013. The APR is a report on Commission performance that is delivered to Congress with the Congressional Budget Justification in February. The APR contains information on the CFTC's progress to achieve goals during the previous year.

Summary of Performance and
Financial Information (SPFI)

Available February 2013. This document provides an integrated overview of performance and financial information that integrates significant aspects of the AFR and the APR into a user-friendly consolidated format.

When complete, these reports are available on the Commission's website at


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