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GSA Calls for Applicants for 2006 Real Property Innovation Award

GSA # 10253

July 21, 2006
Contact: Viki Reath, 202-501-1231
viki.reath@gsa.gov

Washington, DC – The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) seeks entries from individual federal employees and teams for the 10th Annual GSA Achievement Award for Real Property Innovation, which focuses on asset management and sustainability, GSA announced today.

“GSA’s real property awards support the President’s Management Agenda, which includes federal asset management as one initiative,” said GSA Administrator Lurita Doan. “Sharing your proven strategies, new approaches and creative ideas in real property asset management and sustainability will enhance the stewardship of federal real property.” 

Winners in both categories will be selected by an independent jury of government and industry experts. Individual winners receive $5,000. Teams receive $10,000.

Entries are due Monday, July 31, 2006. The Call for Entries and an electronic entry form are available at: http://www.gsa.gov/realpropertyaward.

GSA’s Office of Governmentwide Policy created and developed the annual Real Property Innovation Award in an effort to identify and communicate government-wide, leading-edge, real property management ideas. Over the years, the categories have included business practices, planning, customer service, information systems, performance measures and security.

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