The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to OPERS and the URSJJ by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

The annual reports have been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the annual reports.

OPERS has received this award for the 24th time, and the URSJJ for the 23rd time.

In addition to the Certificate of Achievement, GFOA has also given the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting to OPERS and the URSJJ. OPERS has received this award for the 14th time, and the URSJJ for the eighth time.

These and past reports are available on the publications page of our website.


Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) advances excellence in government finance by providing best practices, professional development, resources, and practical research for more than 21,000 members and the communities they serve.