The Federal Eye: GSA


Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 01/14/2014

Federal travel and conferences: Spending down, as lawmakers consider more restrictions

Senators praise cuts to federal travel and spending but some warn that agencies should not go overboard.

By Lisa Rein  |  05:16 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 05/22/2013

President to nominate acting chief Dan Tangherlini to lead GSA

President Obama will nominate Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini to the full position Wednesday

By Lisa Rein  |  06:03 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eye opener, GSA

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 05/17/2013

Watchdog says awards for GSA executives were excessive; system lacked transparency

GSA inspector general finds flawed awards and appraisal system for senior executives.

By Lisa Rein  |  06:02 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 03/18/2013

GSA cuts last of its national conferences scheduled for this year

The cancellations mark the second time in less than a month that the General Services Administration has called off major events due to a lack of demand under budget constraints.

By Josh Hicks  |  02:17 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gsa conferences

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 09/12/2012

General Services Administration is making surplus revenue on federal contracts

By Timothy R. Smith  |  05:22 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 08/22/2012

GSA implements savings ideas from employees

General Services Administration expects $5.5 million in savings from employee ideas.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  02:58 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 08/14/2012

General Services Administration freezes federal travel rates

Federal per diem travel rates will remain at 2012 levels through fiscal year 2013.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  03:44 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Darrell Issa wants inspectors general to loop in Congress on big investigations

Rep. Darrell Issa sent a letter to the government’s 73 inspectors general asking that they inform congress of serious violations under investigation.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  02:26 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inspector general, GSA

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 07/03/2012

General Services Administration offers employees early retirement buyout package

Employees have until July 20 to accept the offer.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  08:45 AM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 06/07/2012

GSA announces changes to its government-wide contracting catalog

The agency’s administrator and head of acquisitions will jettison obsolete contracts.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  02:57 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Senator details $1.1 million in bonuses over four years

The General Services Administration gave more than $1 million in bonuses to 84 employees under investigation by the agency’s inspector general, Sen. Claire McCaskill’s office says.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  05:46 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 05/25/2012

Jeffrey Neely’s GSA departure package criticized by House committee chair John Mica

Rep. John Mica will introduce legislation penalizing senior federal employees who decline to assist a congressional investigation.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  03:52 PM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Federal workers say vendors make budgeting for events difficult | #FedBuzz

Sometimes the fleecing of taxpayers is an outside job.

By Corey McCarren and GovLoop  |  02:34 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Federal Buzz, GSA

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/27/2012

Lawmaker seeks annual audit of GSA building fund

Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) has introduced legislation that would require an annual audit of the General Services Administration’s public buildings fund.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 04/24/2012

GSA becomes election issue

A conservative group has released a commercial linking the agency’s big spending to President Obama.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  06:19 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 04/24/2012

The federal government’s no-fly zone

Florida representative proposes cutting federal travel expenses by 75 percent in three years.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  11:52 AM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 04/20/2012

Nonprofit seeks information about protections for whistleblowers

The accountability group Cause of Action is seeking information on the types of protections offered to federal whistleblowers.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  03:00 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 04/13/2012

GSA Las Vegas spending scandal: Inspector general refers case to Justice for possible investigation

FEDERAL EYE | Inspector general says there is evidence that conference organizer took electronic items.

By Lisa Rein  |  04:00 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 04/09/2012

More details on GSA employee awards store

A report finds significant lapses with room that stored items given as rewards to employees.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  09:00 AM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Amount of gifts for GSA employees escalates

The Public Building Service spent more than $400,000 in gifts on employees in three years.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  04:17 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 04/05/2012

GSA regional office rewards program divvied up $200,000 in gifts

A General Services Administration regional office gave out $200,000-worth of gift cards and electronics to employees.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  03:35 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mica, GSA