GSA's Citizen Satisfaction Scores Climb
December 20, 2006
Contact: Diane Merriett (202) 501-1231
Washington, DC - The U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) citizen satisfaction scores, as reported in the 4th quarter 2006 release of the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) E-Government Satisfaction Index, reflect an overall increase and steady climb in customer satisfaction with its websites, GSA announced today.
"This is a story of progress. Each added point strengthens GSA’s ability to respond to its customers faster and better. Our services, resources and information we provide have to keep pace with the information age. GSA’s 10 websites, including the high-scoring Federal Citizen Information Center’s pueblo.gsa.gov and the FirstGov.gov website are to be congratulated for the proud showing in this quarter’s ACSI report. It’s a testament to our sustained effort to become more citizen-centric,” said GSA Administrator Lurita Doan.
The report classified GSA's Federal Citizen Information Center website, www.pueblo.gsa.gov, one of the 18 "Top Performer" sites, a distinction reserved for sites earning scores of 80 and above.
GSA's main website, www.gsa.gov, received special reference in the report for a significant customer satisfaction score increase, both in quarter-to-quarter, and year-to-year comparisons. The report noted that the website's increased score was due in large part to successful changes to different aspects of the site, including events, the staff directory, the forms library and the advanced search function.
In addition, the report noted commendable 4th quarter customer satisfaction score increases earned by GSA's e-Library site, www.gsaelibrary.gsa.gov, and the GSA Global Supply site, www.gsaglobalsupply.gsa.gov.
Since 1999, the federal government utilizes the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) as the standard metric for measuring citizen satisfaction.
Founded in 1949, GSA serves as a centralized procurement and property management agency for the federal government. GSA manages more than one-fourth of the government’s total procurement dollars and influences the management of $500 billion in federal assets, including 8,300 government-owned or leased buildings and 170,000 vehicles. GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, acting as a steward of more than 420 historic properties, and as manager of FirstGov.gov, the official portal to federal government information and services. GSA’s mission to provide superior workplaces, expert technology solutions, acquisition services, purchasing and e-travel solutions and management policies, at best value, allows federal agencies to focus on their core missions.
Did you know? GSA’s website, www.gsa.gov, receives roughly 1.5 million visits a month.