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Feds Traveling Into DC Getting More Reimbursement

Federal employees will see an increase in reimbursements when they travel to certain cities in fiscal year 2012, the General Services Administration said Thursday. GSA announced the per diem reimbursement rates for federal workers would remain largely unchanged, with most rates increasing or decreasing by no more than $5. Federal …

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GSA IT System Failed Due to Oversight Issue, Audit Finds

The General Services Administration lost another IT system because of recurring contract management issues and lack of accountability, an internal audit found. The GSA Office of Inspector General assessed the reliability of GSA’s Acquisition Career Managment Information System, the federal government’s acquisition workforce training and education database of record. The …

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There’s An App for Traveling Fed Employees

The General Services Administration has launched a mobile application to help federal employees know lodging, meal and reimbursement rates when they travel. Janet Dobbs, GSA’s deputy associate administrator of Travel, Transportation & Asset Management, announced the launch in an Aug. 5 blog entry. The application allows employees to search rates …

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GSA Delays Employee Parking Fees

Last month, the General Services Administration announced it would begin charging its employees for parking at all federal office buildings and GSA-leased buildings in the Washington, D.C., region. Now, GSA employees will be able to keep their parking privilege in the short term. Federal Times reports GSA is putting its …

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GSA Admin Talks Future Workspace

Federal employees are rarely tied to their desks anymore and that means future workspace will be different, GSA Administrator Martha Johnson said July 21 at the FOSE Conference. Only 50 percent of the GSA office is occupied Tuesday through Thursday, with Mondays and Fridays seeing only 30 percent capacity. “To …

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GSA Invests in Indiana Solar Building

The General Services Administration has invested $28 million into a solar roof for a federal building in Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Star reports. The Major General Emmett J. Bean Federal Center now has the largest array of solar panels producing electricity in the Midwest, with 6,152 SunPower solar panels on the …

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Success in the Cloud: Recovery.gov on Best Practices

As more federal agencies and departments look to cloud-computing platforms, some organizations are sharing their success stories. Recovery.gov, the website clearinghouse for financial data about disbursed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds, is one example of an early cloud adopter leading the way for other federal agencies. Michael Wood, director …

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