Four months after a scandal over meeting expenditures prompted his firing at the General Services Administration, Robert A. Peck has landed a top consultant job for the architecture firm Gensler. Peck was in his second stint headingShow More Summary
At a House hearing on Friday, Central Valley Congressmember Jeff Denham continued his fevered crusade against a new federal courthouse for Downtown LA. The General Service Administration's most recent plan calls for two buildings on a weedy lot at First...
The Office of Management and Budget has made a directive for federal travel budgets to be cut 30%. The General Services Administration was looking closely at federal government hotel rates and had been intending to cut payments for those. They use a formula that includes a mix of rates for different scales of lodging, and [...]
The reimbursement rate for government travel will not change in the next fiscal year, the General Services Administration announced Tuesday, quelling hotel industry concerns that the rates would be cut to reduce federal travel spending. Read full article >>
The General Services Administration is freezing federal travel per diem rates for fiscal year 2013, the agency announced Tuesday. The agency predicts freezing per diem rates at 2012 levels will save an estimated $20 million in avoided costs, according to an agency statement. The freeze will go into effect Oct. 1, the beginning of the federal fiscal year. Read full article >>
As you read my column below, bear in mind this new report that the Obama administration ordered that the the General Services Administration give special treatment to law-breaking Occupy protesters and dwell on the media whitewashing of the Occupy Cleveland terror plotters. If you are in the Ohio area next week, we will be calling [...]
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TRNS – Documents reveal that the General Services Administration, with the blessing of the Obama White House, instructed law enforcement officers to “stand down” and not arrest “Occupy Portland” protestors who were in violation of the law. Judicial Watch obtained the documents through a Freedom of Information Act request. Among them is an exchange of e-mails [...]
The Obama administration continues to pick and choose which laws to follow and which to ignore (The Blaze) Documents obtained by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, indicate that General Services Administration (GSA) officials,...Show More Summary
Three days after a scandal-plagued 2010 Las Vegas conference for employees of the General Services Administration, the president’s Office of Government Ethics gave a clean bill of health to the GSA’s ethics program. Read full articl...
At least 77 General Service Administration employee conferences that totaled more than $6.7 million in costs are under review by the agency’s inspector general, the watchdog said at a hearing before a House panel Wednesday. Read full article >>
Back in the early days of the Obama administration, Democratic Congressman Barney Frank (MA) chaired the House Financial Services Committee. So naturally, when Neil Barofsky became the Special Inspector General for TARP, he had to meet...Show More Summary
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 >>