2012 Annual Conference Report For OMB Memorandum M-12-12
In support of the Office of Management and Budget’s September 21, 2011 memorandum “Eliminating Excess Conference Spending and Promoting Efficiency in Government,” GSA has implemented strong guidelines to ensure all GSA conferences are mission critical and are carried out with efficiency and integrity.
GSA has worked to ensure that all agency events support our mission of delivering the best possible value and savings to the American people and our federal partners.
|Conference Name||Total Expenses||Location||Date||Number of Individuals Paid for by Agency||Total Number of Attendees||Conference Description|
|The GSA Training and EXPO||$794,723.02||San Antonio, TX||May 14 - 17, 2012||370||2,564||The GSA Training and EXPO is a training conference for federal, state, and local government employees and military members who manage procurement decisions. The conference offers more than 200 classes on acquisition products and services in one place at one time for maximum efficiency. More than 1,000 businesses, 60 percent of which are small businesses, demonstrate their products and services to thousands of purchasers from federal, state and local government and the military.|
|FedFleet||$64,131.72||Louisville, KY||June 25 - 28, 2012||100||915||FedFleet is the federal government's annual asset and transportation management training program for government employees and vendors who manage federal vehicle programs. The conference provides training on how to properly manage, procure, and maintain federal fleet, which includes automobiles, aircraft, boats, etc.|
|SmartPay||$1,255,125.00||Nashville, TN||July 31 - August 2, 2012||46||778||SmartPay is a federally mandated training conference for government employees who manage federal government charge card programs. Managers are required to attend the conference, which provides training on how to efficiently and effectively run charge card products and services. Forums range from creating innovative payment solutions to the latest advancements in fraud detection.|