Commission Receives Highest Rating Available Under PART Assessment; Final Consent Order Approved in Matter of Goen Technologies Corp./TrimSpa, Inc.

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Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) assessment results: In early February, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published the results of the FTC’s recent Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) assessment. The PART has been developed by OMB to assess how well federal agencies and programs are performing. In its first evaluation, the Commission was rated “Effective,” the highest rating an agency can achieve. According to OMB criteria, programs rated effective set ambitious goals, achieved results, are well-managed, and improve efficiency. The FTC’s PART results can be found at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/expectmore/summary/10003816.2006.html.

Commission approval of final consent order: Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved the issuance of a final consent order in the matter concerning Goen Technologies Corporation/TrimSpa, Inc., et al. The vote to approve the final consent order, copies of which can be found on the FTC’s Web site as a link to this press release, was 4-0, with Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch recused. (FTC File No. 042-3127; the staff contact is Matthew Daynard, Bureau of Consumer Protection, 202-326-3291; see press release dated January 4, 2007.)

Copies of the documents mentioned in this release are available from the FTC’s Web site at http://www.ftc.gov and from the FTC’s Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20580. Call toll-free: 1-877-FTC-HELP.

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