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GSA Accountability Reporting Earns Highest Honor, CEAR Award

GSA # 10484

April 7, 2008
Contact: Diane Merriett, (202) 501-1231
diane.merriett@gsa.gov

WASHINGTON – The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is the recipient of the Association of Government Accountants’ (AGA) prestigious 2007 Certificate of Excellence in Accountability Reporting (CEAR), the agency today announced.

AGA’s Certificate of Excellence is the highest form of recognition in federal government management reporting and recognizes outstanding accountability reporting. The award acknowledges GSA’s hard work and its preparation of an excellent 2007 Performance and Accountability Report (PAR).

“This is a tremendous honor for GSA,” said Administrator Lurita Doan. “Accountability and transparency in operations are two of GSA’s core values and integral to our business success. This achievement further demonstrates to our customers that we are committed to handling their funding with care and attention to detail.”

The AGA award program cited GSA’s PAR as not only informative and concise, but unlike many documents of its type, inviting to persons without a financial background.

GSA will receive its Certificate of Excellence in Accountability Reporting at an award ceremony held Wednesday evening, May 21, 2008 at the National Press Club.

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  • 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 208,000 vehicles.
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CEAR, Association of Government Accountants