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GSA's New Federal Management Regulation Replaces Former FPMR

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GSA # 9606

September 8, 1999
Contact: Eleni Martin (202) 501-1231

WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is replacing the Federal Property Management Regulations (FPMR)
with the Federal Management Regulation (FMR). The FMR will contain a refined set of policies and regulatory requirements on managing property
and administrative services. An interim rule establishing the framework for the FMR was published in the Federal Register on July 21, 1999 (64 FR 39083).

The conversion from the FPMR to the FMR will occur incrementally as regulations are rewritten. The new FMR will:

Update, streamline, eliminate and clarify FPMR contents before transferring them to the FMR.

Use a plain language style that complies with the National Partnership for Reinventing Government's recommendations to make regulations more
efficient and easier to understand.

Remove non-regulatory materials, such as guidance, procedures, information and standards now in the FPMR, from the regulation. This information,
including how to do business with GSA, will be available in separate documents, such as customer service guides, handbooks, brochures, Internet web
sites, and FMR bulletins. The FMR will specify how to find this additional information.

Regulatory materials can be found in several publications. The "Rules and Regulations" section of the Federal Register contains proposed, interim
and final rules. GSA's looseleaf publications include interim and final rules and non-regulatory bulletins. Additionally, annual updates to the Code of
Federal Regulations incorporate regulatory materials published in the Federal Register over the previous twelve months. Many of these materials
are also published electronically on the Internet.

For more information about the FMR, contact Rod Lantier at (202) 501-2647.