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GSA Reviews Employee Relocation Policies

GSA #10092

June 21, 2004
Contact: Viki Reath (202) 501-1231
viki.reath@gsa.gov

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) today announced that it will create a Federal Advisory Committee, comprising a cross-section of government and industry, to review Federal Travel Regulation relocation allowances.

The Governmentwide Relocation Advisory Board will review policies associated with reimbursements and allowances and share best practices, as they prepare recommendations for GSA. Consistent with the President’s Management Agenda goals to improve federal efficiency and effectiveness, GSA is committed to improving travel and travel-related activities for federal employees while protecting the interests of the American taxpayer.

GSA Administrator Stephen A. Perry will appoint the members of the committee, which will hold monthly meetings in Washington, starting this summer and continuing until July 2005. Notice of the new board, created under Federal Advisory Committee Act, was published in the Federal Register on Thursday.

GSA was created by Congress to help agencies improve efficiency and better serve the public. On behalf of federal agencies, GSA acquires office space, equipment, telecommunications, information technology, supplies and services, and provides policy solutions for more than one million federal workers in more than 8,000 buildings in 2,000 U.S. communities.