June 4, 2009
In accordance with:
• the provisions of section 17(a) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act,
• the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, Public Law 101-576,
• the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993,
• the provisions of Section 5 (as amended) of the Inspector General Act of 1978, and
• the Reports Consolidation Act of 2000,
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is pleased to submit its 2008 Annual Report (also referred to as the Performance and Accountability Report), which includes the audited financial statements of the Deposit Insurance Fund and the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation Resolution Fund.
In accordance with the Reports Consolidation Act of 2000, the FDIC completed an assessment of the reliability of the performance data contained in this report. No material inadequacies were found and the data are considered to be complete and reliable.
Based on internal management evaluations, and in conjunction with the results of independent financial statement audits, the FDIC can provide reasonable assurance that the objectives of Section 2 (internal controls) and Section 4 (financial management systems) of the Federal Managers’ Financial Integrity Act of 1982 have been achieved, and that the FDIC has no material weaknesses. Additionally, the U.S. Government Accountability Office did not identify any significant deficiencies in the FDIC’s internal controls for 2008. We are committed to maintaining our effective internal controls corporate-wide in 2009.
Sheila C. Bair
The President of the United States
The President of the United States Senate
The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives