Just three months after the General Services Administration was found to have spent $823,000 on a Las Vegas conference, the agency’s acting administrator shared news with the agency’s inspector general about yet another costly employee event for the agency. Show More Summary
The General Services Administration is back in Congress’s crosshairs after the GSA’s inspector general reported to Congress on another installment of “egregious waste of taxpayer dollars” at the beleaguered government agency.
Not the delicious Nestle Drumstick ice cream cones that would make the laughable expenditure at least a bit understandable, but $20,000 on drumming drumsticks. The General Services Administration, the federal agency now infamous for its $800,000-plus blowout conference in October 2010 in Las Vegas, is conducting a “rigorous top-to-bottom review ... More »
Four weeks after its $823,000 spending spree at a Las Vegas hotel, the General Services Administration spent more than $268,732 on a one-day, taxpayer-funded ceremony to reward good performers, flying in 49 of the 200 employees it honored, officials said Thursday. Read full article >>
Kansas City, Missouri (CNN) – Amid an ongoing congressional probe into the General Services Administration, a CNN investigation has uncovered more evidence of wasteful spending at the agency, including cooking classes for employees that cost as much as $3,350 per class. For years, the GSA paid to send employees to these cooking classes to build [...]
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has signed a lease for six floors with the U.S. General Services Administration, finalizing a commitment made back in the administration of President George W. Bush.
Siemens Government Services is on schedule to complete, by October, a $39 million energy-efficiency project that will allow the federal General Services Administration to monitor and control dozens of buildings, in four states, from one location. Show More Summary
The acting chief of the General Services Administration will announce Tuesday that he is canceling almost all bonuses for executives this year and freezing hiring after a spending scandal that prompted a major shake-up at the agency. Read full article >>
The General Services Administration is offering buyouts and early retirement packages to 1,200 employees, according to an e-mail recently sent to staffers from the agency’s chief people officer. The offer will end July 20 and is the second of three rounds of buyouts the agency is offering. Show More Summary
The US General Services Administration has procured about 300 million kWh of electricity – expected to save GSA more than $10.8 million at several facilities in New York as well as through other federal accounts, including the American Red Cross, Bureau of Prisons, United Nations, US Coast Guard and US Department of Veterans Affairs – [...]
The General Services Administration has found a plan that might just quiet down Republican objectors to Downtown's planned federal courthouse: "swapping the Spring Street site of the existing Depression-era U.S. courthouse with a developer who would, in exchange, construct the...
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has snapped up a $233 million, five-year task order to provide managed data services to the Social Security Administration via its seat on the General Service Administration's (GSA) Networx Universal contract. Under...Show More Summary
The General Services Administration has announced a new effort to jettison obsolete contracts listed on its schedules, the shopping catalog for the government. The GSA maintains more than 8,000 obsolete contracts with firms that sell items such as typewriters. Show More Summary
The General Services Administration announced a new effort to jettison obsolete contracts listed on its schedules, the shopping catalog for the government. GSA maintains more than 8,000 obsolete contracts with firms that sell items such as typewriters. Show More Summary
The General Services Administration on Wednesday unveiled a single authentication standard for government cloud computing services. The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, known as FedRAMP, will standardize the basic security...Show More Summary
The General Services Administration has come under fire from congressional critics who are decrying questionable bonuses and travel expenses. Since 2008, the GSA gave more than $1 million in bonuses to 84 employees under investigation by its inspector general, according to details released Monday by the office of Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.). Read full article >>
Concur shares jumped Monday after the company announced that it won a contract to provide the U.S. General Services Administration to manage online travel bookings, authorizations and voucher processing. Concur said that it will “support the GSA to help federal agencies realize the cost savings, compliance benefits, and reporting capabilities that arise from using an [...]
Since 2008, the General Services Administration gave more than $1 million in bonuses to 84 employees under investigation by the agency’s inspector general, according to details released by the office of Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.). Read full article >>
Ninety-five high-ranking employees at the General Services Administration who are assigned to work from home racked up $750,000 on travel over nine months, documents show, prompting concerns from agency officials but no action to curtail the expenses. Read full article >>
Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, criticized the retirement package received by Jeffrey Neely, the General Services Administration official caught in a Las Vegas conference spending scandal. Read full article >>