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GSA sheds staff to save millions

Ongoing analysis of operations leads to streamlining.

Dec. 30, 2013 - 06:00AM   |  
By ANDY MEDICI   |   Comments
Dan Tangherlini, Acting GSA Administrator testifies before the House Appropriations subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government March 19, 2013 in Washington DC Thomas Brown/Staff
Dan Tangherlini, Acting GSA Administrator testifies before the House Appropriations subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government March 19, 2013 in Washington DC Thomas Brown/Staff (Gannett Government Media Corp)

The General Services Administration continues to shed employees as it streamlines its operations in the wake of a 2012 inspector general report detailing wasteful spending at a 2010 conference that prompted the resignation of then-Administrator Martha Johnson and the ouster of several other top officials.

The number of full-time employees at GSA fell 5 percent – from 12,505 in fiscal 2012 to 11,885 in 2013, according to a financial report released Dec. 26. The agency’s headcount in fiscal 2011 reached 12,664.

The agency estimates the move to streamline and consolidate its operations – stemming from a top-to-bottom review ordered by administrator Dan Tangherlini - will save $200 million over the next 10 years.

“The top to bottom review showed us that the broad duplication of services has complicated our work, added cost and impaired outcomes,” the report said.

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