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GSA's Paul Lynch Receives National Public Service Award

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March 22, 2002
Contact: Viki Reath (202) 501-1231
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Washington, D.C. - Paul Lynch, Assistant Commissioner for Business Operations for the Public Buildings Service of the General Services Administration (GSA), on Monday is scheduled to receive a National Public Service Award from the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA).

Lynch and the five other winners will receive awards for outstanding public service contributions over a sustained period at ASPA's annual conference in Phoenix.

"Paul Lynch's enthusiasm, ability to grasp the big picture and ensure the details get done right, doubtless are among the reasons he was chosen for this honor," said Thurman Davis, Deputy Administrator. "Paul is one of the most capable, devoted, and effective professionals it has been my pleasure to know. GSA is gratified that he is being recognized as one of the nation's premier public servants."

Lynch, a GSA leader in innovative procurement, performance benchmarking and human capital development, joined GSA's regional office in Boston in 1973. He moved to the agency's Washington, D.C., headquarters in 1990. His team oversees a performance measure program that has accounted for more than $650 million in savings and new revenues since 1997. As GSA's Energy and Environmental Executive, he helps the agency meet environmental mandates and set standards for other agencies and the public.

"Paul has been instrumental in positioning PBS to develop new tools to keep us effective at meeting our customers' needs and diagnosing how well we are doing," said F. Joseph Moravec, GSA's Public Buildings Service Commissioner. "His colleagues hold him in the highest regard and look on him with genuine affection."

GSA is a centralized federal procurement and property management agency created by Congress to improve government efficiency and help federal agencies better serve the public. It acquires, on behalf of federal agencies, office space, equipment, telecommunications, information technology, supplies and services. GSA's 14,000 associates provide services and solutions for the office operations of more than 1 million federal workers located in 8,300 government-owned and leased buildings.