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GSA Earns 2008 Excellence in Accountability Reporting Award

GSA # 10593 

May 18, 2009 
Contact: Diane Merriett, (202) 501-1231
diane.merriett@gsa.gov
 
 
WASHINGTON – The U.S. General Services Administration has earned the 2008 Certificate of Excellence in Accountability Reporting Award, the Association of Government Accountants’ highest recognition for excellence in Performance and Accountability Report preparation.

The association’s Certificate of Excellence is the highest form of recognition in federal government management reporting and recognizes outstanding accountability reporting. This is GSA’s third consecutive win of the prestigious award, having also received this level of distinction in 2007, 2006 and in previous years for its PAR preparation. “This award is important because it reflects GSA’s continued commitment to financial management excellence, and validates the confidence our client agencies have shown in us,” said Acting Administrator Paul Prouty. “GSA’s success hinges not just on supplying goods and services at best value, but also on the accuracy of our financial reporting.”

GSA will receive its Certificate of Excellence in Accountability Reporting at an award ceremony May 20 at the National Press Club. “This is an honor for GSA that confirms our dedication and our commitment to accountability and transparency in operations,” said GSA Chief Financial Officer Kathleen Turco. “Those two things have always represented GSA’s core values and continue to guide our goal of business success.”

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GSA provides a centralized delivery system of products and services to the federal government, leveraging its enormous buying power to get the best value for taxpayers.
• Founded in 1949, GSA manages more than one-fourth of the government’s total procurement dollars and influences the management of $500 billion in federal assets, including 8,600 government-owned or leased buildings and 213,000 vehicles. 
• GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 480 historic properties, and as manager of USA.gov, the official portal to federal government information and services.
• GSA’s mission to provide superior workplaces, expert technology solutions, acquisition services, purchasing and E-Gov travel solutions and management policies, at best value, allows federal agencies to focus on their core missions.

Did you know?  GSA manages approximately 95.6 million rentable square feet of space in 190 federally owned buildings, including 70 historic buildings and 500 leased buildings.