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OMB Scorecard Shows GSA Near the Top in Ratings

GSA #10295

November 9, 2006
Contact: Andrew Gibbons (202) 501-1231
andrew.gibbons@gsa.gov


Washington, DC—The latest Executive Branch Management Scorecard released today by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) shows that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) achieved green in four of five categories on the President’s Management Agenda (PMA) – Human Capital, Financial Performance, E-Government and Budget Performance Integration – and yellow in one – competitive sourcing.

This represents an improvement over previous results issued in September that had GSA green in two categories, yellow in two others and red in Financial Performance.

GSA Administrator Lurita Doan said, “We are pleased with this progress, and I expect all greens sooner rather than later, especially now that we have the newly appointed Vince Warrick heading up the office that handles performance improvement here at GSA.”

As head of the Office of Performance Improvement, Mr. Warrick will report directly to the Administrator and will work as part of GSA's senior management team to drive the process for successful implementation of major Performance Improvement initiatives throughout all areas of GSA.

Doan said she was particularly pleased with the improvement in the Financial Performance area.  “This demonstrates the progress we are making in practicing fiscal responsibility and instituting financial efficiencies that will benefit our customers and, by extension, the American people.”

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