Coral Childs Recognized by House Subcommittee
July 24, 2006
Contact: Andrew Gibbons, (202) 501-1231
Washington, DC. – The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) today announced that Coral Childs was recognized last week by the U.S House Subcommittee on Federal Workforce and Agency Organization for her work with the agency’s Computers for Learning (CFL) program. Ms. Childs is a program analyst in GSA’s Office of Transportation & Personal Property.
Chairman Jon C. Porter of Nevada commended Ms. Childs for work “above and beyond in the federal workforce,” and said she has “played a major role in trying to eliminate some of the technological divide across our country.”
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton also offered congratulatory remarks. Chairman Porter presented Ms. Childs with a copy of the tribute he submitted to the Congressional Record.
The tribute credited the Computers for Learning program with helping to provide more than 118,000 computers and related equipment to over 12,000 schools around the nation. Ms. Childs played a key role in the marketing, outreach, and website implementation of the program and was instrumental in securing private sector support.
The subcommittee will be recognizing more federal employees in the future, but Ms. Childs was the first to receive this honor and recognition. Becky Rhodes, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Transportation and Personal Property Policy, developed Computers for Learning at GSA.
GSA is a centralized, federal procurement, property management, policy development and information provision agency, created by Congress to improve government efficiency and help federal agencies better serve the public. In this role, GSA acquires products and services on behalf of federal agencies; plays a key role in developing and implementing government-wide policies; provides services and solutions for the office operations of more than one million federal workers; and encourages a citizen-centric relationship with government by providing a single "point of entry" to the information and services citizens need in a timeframe they can appreciate. This allows citizens to receive accurate, timely and consistent answers and information, and helps federal agencies better respond to citizen inquiries.