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Shakeup at GSA
On Monday, April 2, 2012, General Services Administration chief Martha Johnson stepped down from her post after firing Bob Peck, the commissioner of the Public Buildings Service, and GSA adviser Stephen Leeds. The shakeup in the administration came on the heels of an inspector general report that detailed excessive spending by the agency at a conference in 2010. Read Federal News Radio's full coverage of the Shakeup at GSA.
Analysis: GSA scandal increases scrutiny on agency spending
Tuesday - 4/17/2012, 9:47am EDT
The conference spending scandal at the General Services Administration will create a more cautious environment throughout government, said Bill Bransford, partner at Shaw, Bransford and Roth.
"It isn't just conference spending. It's a lot of areas federal executives and managers and political appointees should be paying close attention to how much they're spending and whether their mission can be accomplished in a more effective way," Bransford said in an interview with The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.
One question the GSA story highlights is how many other people knew about the excessive spending and didn't come forward with the information. Also, is the failure to come forward considered misconduct?
"The reality is, no one likes a whistleblower, and someone who does blow the whistle usually ends up on the wrong side of agency management," Bransford said. "There's a natural pressure to remain silent."
But the GSA scandal might make it easier to report wrongdoing.
"I think employees are going to be expected to step forward and raise these kinds of issues when they see things causing difficulties," he said.