Office of the Administrator Overview
The U.S. General Services Administration was established on July 1, 1949, when President Harry S. Truman signed the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act into law.
GSA is headed by an administrator appointed by the president and confirmed by Congress. (administrator's bio)
The administrator of General Services oversees a federal agency of about 13,000 people and an annual budget of approximately $16 billion. The GSA administrator heads one of three central management agencies in the federal government.
Since 1949, GSA has housed federal workers, and provided products and services to support the important work of government throughout the country. GSA affects almost $66 billion in financial transactions throughout the government.
The administrator and the immediate management team are headquartered in GSA’s national office in Washington, DC. GSA also has 11 regional offices in Boston; New York; Philadelphia; Atlanta; Chicago; Kansas City, Missouri; Fort Worth, Texas; Denver; San Francisco; Auburn, Wash.; and Washington, DC.
GSA supports federal employees wherever they work – in an office building, a warehouse, a national forest, or a government car. GSA provides workspace, security, furniture, equipment, supplies, tools, computers, and telephones. GSA also provides travel and transportation services; manages the federal motor vehicle fleet; oversees telecommuting centers and federal child care centers; preserves historic buildings; manages a fine arts program; and develops, advocates, and evaluates governmentwide policy.