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GSA to cut fees on agencies’ use of its contracts

Sep. 12, 2012 - 10:40AM   |  
By ANDY MEDICI   |   Comments
In addition to reducing fees, Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini said Sept. 12 that the General Services Agency will consolidate its human resources, technology and budget functions within one office.
In addition to reducing fees, Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini said Sept. 12 that the General Services Agency will consolidate its human resources, technology and budget functions within one office. (Staff file photo)

The General Services Administration said it will reduce fees it charges other agencies to use some of its services contracts, potentially saving agencies millions of dollars a year.

Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini announced the plans Wednesday at a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Tangherlini said GSA also will consolidate numerous offices. The new measures stem from an agencywide review he conducted after an April 2 report detailed lavish spending at an $823,000 2010 conference in Las Vegas that forced the removal of top GSA officials.

Tangherlini said the agency will consolidate its human resources, technology and budget functions within one office. It has already begun consolidating finance and accounting personnel under its chief financial officer.

“It is our responsibility to make every taxpayer dollar count, and I am confident that the reforms underway at GSA will help us do exactly that,” Tangherlini said in a statement.

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