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GSA Highlights SmartPay Features for Quick Response to Government Needs


GSA # 9880

September 21, 2001
Contact: Deborah K. Ruiz, (202) 501-1231
deborah.ruiz@gsa.gov

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. General Services Administration is highlighting some features of its SmartPay credit card program which enables federal agencies to purchase what they need to meet the government's needs, such as during the current crisis situation.

In particular, GSA SmartPay Agency Organizational Program Coordinators (A/OPCs) may request (1) higher spending limits to ensure cardholders have adequate authorization to accommodate emergency spending; (2) additional purchase card accounts (recognizing the banks will require a certain lead time to deliver new cards); (3) placing employees who might be unable to make timely payments in "mission-critical" status to avoid suspension or cancellation; and, (4) overrides of merchant category code restrictions for individual purchases.

GSA's customer service personnel are joined by customer service personnel from the five banks that provide SmartPay cards to the government, Citibank, Bank One, Mellon Bank, Bank of America, and U.S. Bank. All are available to assist with any special requirements that may arise.

For assistance from the GSA SmartPay Program Office,
call (703) 305-6658 or contact one of the following:

Nancy Goode (703) 305-7119
Lottie Plater (703) 305-3055
Jacqulin Draughn (703) 305-6299
Michelle Isimbabi (703) 305-5969
Barbara Johnson (703) 305-6950
Lori Mae Tadalan (703) 305-7493
Rosemarie Dunn (703) 305-4191
Erin O'Donnell (703) 305-5272
Dena Gross (703) 305-6995

For additional information about the GSA SmartPay program, go to http://www.fss.gsa.gov/services/gsa-smartpay.

GSA is a centralized federal procurement and property management agency created by Congress to improve government efficiency and help federal agencies better serve the public. It acquires, on behalf of federal agencies, office space, equipment, telecommunications, information technology, supplies and services. GSA, comprised of 14,000 associates, provides services and solutions for the office operations of over 1 million federal workers located in 8,300 government-owned and leased buildings in 1,600 U.S. communities.