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GSA Expo turns into a smaller, toned down affair

The Public Buildings Service Western Regions conference scandal is reverberating across government. A new Federal News Radio online survey found other agencies are feeling the effects of GSA's problems. More than half of all respondents said their agency canceled conferences or meetings.

Tags: management , acquisition , training , GSA , Shakeup at GSA , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , industry , conferences , budget , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 05:18am EDT
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Senators probe GSA financial controls after conference scandal

The leaders of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee gave the acting GSA administrator 21 days to answer 41 multi-part questions about the agency's efforts to prevent waste, fraud and abuse following the now infamous Western Regions Conference. Senators also recommended the agency review all other recent GSA conferences for possible problems.

Tags: Brian Miller , Susan Collins , Joseph Lieberman , GSA , conference spending , waste , fraud , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , financial management , Shakeup at GSA , Ruben Gomez

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 09:38am EDT

GSA hires IBM to run the smart building initiative

Under the one-year contract, Big Blue will develop a system to collect data for the Public Building Service to analyze to find areas to become more energy efficient.

Tags: technology , contracting , GSA , IBM , green government , smart buildings , Jason Miller , Linda Chero

Monday - 05/14/2012, 06:43pm EDT

GSA clarifies conference policy but industry concerns persist

A memo from acting administrator Dan Tangherlini details the steps agency employees must go through to receive approval for conferences and other travel. In wake of GSA Western Regions conference, other agencies also are reconsidering hosting conferences.

Tags: management , GSA , Shakeup at GSA , conferences , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 01:32pm EDT

Agency heads finding light at end of fed-bashing tunnel

Some departments are improving personnel practices around recruitment and knowledge management even in the face of pay freezes and criticisms of public servants. DHS created a higher education engagement group to bring in college students. GSA finds quality of applicants still strong. Senior leaders highlight successes during Public Service Recognition Week.

Tags: workforce , management , Public Service Recognition Week , Max Stier , Partnership for Public Service , Janet Napolitano , DHS , Don Hagerling , Ray Lahood , Transportation , Kathleen Sebelius , HHS , GSA , morale , knowledge management , recruitment , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 05:20am EDT
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Mica calls for GSA to fire official embroiled in scandal

Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) is calling for the General Services Administration to stop paying an official at the center of the conference spending scandal.

Tags: John Mica , House , GSA , Jeff Neely , Shakeup at GSA

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 03:11pm EDT

Latest: GSA IG makes a 'criminal referral' to Justice

General Services Administration Inspector General Brian Miller told senators on Wednesday his office had made a criminal referral to the Justice Department relating to the ongoing spending scandal. Speaking at the last of four congressional hearings about the GSA, Miller testified that he has heard from "a lot" of whistleblowers since his report was released several weeks ago.

Tags: GSA , Shakeup at GSA , Senate , Congress , Dick Durbin , Jerry Moran , Public Buildings Service , Brian Miller , Jeff Neely , conference spending

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 07:19pm EDT

GSA presses employees for vigilance against waste, fraud, abuse

In a letter to employees, Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini and IG Brian Miller asked employees to be more vigilant to prevent waste, fraud and abuse. They said one of the most troubling aspects of the PBS conference incident was no one reported it or took action to stop it.

Tags: Brian Miller , Shakeup at GSA , GSA , management , Jason Miller , oversight

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 04:59pm EDT

Sen. McCaskill gives GSA deadline for bonus program details

Acting General Services Administration chief Dan Tangherlini said the 'Hats Off' incentive program has been suspended. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), who has promised an investigation into agency spending, said she's not sure GSA's actions are enough to change the culture.

Tags: management , oversight , Shakeup at GSA , GSA , Claire McCaskill , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 04:19pm EDT
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Tangherlini aims to restore confidence in GSA

The new acting administrator of the General Services Administration has written to agency employees telling them not to allow the mistakes of a few affect the achievement of their goals. Tangherlini, who formerly served as the chief financial officer of the Treasury Department, said GSA will "redouble" its efforts to the core values of delivering efficient and effective services. GSA chief Martha Johnson resigned Monday and two of her top deputies were fired following the release of an inspector general's report detailing excessive spending at an October 2010 regional training conference.

Tags: Jason Miller , GSA , Public Buildings Service , Martha Johnson , Bob Peck , Stephen Leeds , waste, fraud and abuse , Treasury

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 04:06pm EDT
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