| The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) has released for comment the Consultation Paper, Consultation on IPSASB Work Program 2013–2014. This is the first public consultation by the IPSASB on its work program. It signals the IPSASB’s intent to continue this practice and consult publicly on future work programs.
This public consultation is limited to the work program for the period 2013–2014. This is because the IPSASB is currently in a period of significant activity and transition. The Public Sector Conceptual Framework project, the IPSASB’s highest priority project, is scheduled to be completed in 2014. In addition it is anticipated that public interest oversight and related governance changes for the IPSASB will be implemented in 2014–2015.
"This first public consultation on the IPSASB’s work program for 2013–2014 will assist the IPSASB in creating a short-term work program that meets stakeholders’ needs. In fact we see this as a first step to a broader and even more fundamental public consultation of our broad strategic direction in the future," explained IPSASB Chair Andreas Bergmann.
How to Comment
To access the Consultation Paper or to submit a comment, please visit the IPSASB website at http://www.ifac.org/public-sector. Comments on the Consultation Paper are requested by October 31, 2012.