GSA

OPM Is Reorganizing Employees to Get Around Ban on GSA Merger, Union Claims

Over the weekend, the Office of Personnel Management moved nearly two dozen employees into the agency’s HR Line of Business, which is being renamed with GSA support.

Trump Administration Redacts Meeting Minutes on the Presidential Transition

“If there’s anything that needs to be redacted that’s a sign that there’s something that shouldn’t be going on,” said New York University’s Paul Light.

House Committee Investigates Whether Officials Misled Congress on OPM-GSA Merger

A recent watchdog group report cited notes from a phone call indicating the Trump administration was advised that the merger plan was illegal, an account that is at odds with what OPM officials testified before Congress last year.

GovExec Daily: Civilian Federal Buildings Named After Segregationists

Eric Katz joins the show to discuss the potential renaming of facilities such as the Thomas G. Abernathy Federal Building and the Strom Thurmond Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse.

Lawmakers Press GSA on Trump Hotel’s Request for Financial Relief During Pandemic  

This comes as a federal appeals court revives an Emoluments Clause lawsuit involving the hotel.  

House Lawmakers Accuse GSA of Breaching Ban on Implementing OPM Merger

Oversight panel leaders say newly uncovered emails confirm that the General Services Administration’s pending revocation of the Office of Personnel Management’s building operation authority is part of the plan to abolish the HR agency.

Why So Many Architects Are Angered by ‘Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again’

Federal building guidelines say that "development of an official style must be avoided" – which is exactly what a leaked executive order is trying to do.

Watchdog Highlights Security Vulnerabilities at Federal Child Care Centers

IG says in some cases, a lack of funding stalled fixes that would have made facilities safer.

GSA Praised for Progress on Contracting Schedule Consolidation  

Compared to a 2015 merger, “phase two [of the current process] far exceeds the expectations,” said one observer.

GSA Back in the Hot Seat Over Trump Hotel Oversight, Potential Sale

"The only thing I know is what I've read in the paper," agency chief says in reference to foreign expenditures at the hotel.  

Congress Moves to Block OPM-GSA Merger

A provision in the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act would first require an independent study of the challenges facing the Office of Personnel Management.

Watchdog: Proposed OPM-GSA Merger Continues to 'Evolve' Despite Lack of Legislation

Officials have continued to examine moving portions of OPM to GSA piecemeal, and still lack documentation for the legal authority and cost benefit analyses, the inspector general said.

It's Official: Federal Employees Cannot Sleep in Their Offices

GSA issues new policy after receiving questions from agencies about permissibility of office snoozing.

Republican Senators Introduce Bill to Relocate Major Federal Agencies Outside of D.C.

Ninety-percent of positions in 10 departments would be moved to economically distressed areas.  

It’s Finally Here: GSA’s New Consolidated Schedule

Tuesday’s solicitation will begin the process of turning 24 award schedules into a single contracting vehicle for products and services.