5440.714 ADM Changes in the GSA, Office of Government-wide Policy, and Federal Acquisition Service
- Posted Date: 01/17/2018
- Status: Validated
- Outdated on: 01/17/2025
GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
Washington, DC 20405
January 17, 2018
SUBJECT: Changes in the GSA, Office of Government-wide Policy and Federal Acquisition Service
1. Purpose. This Order announces organizational changes in the Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP) and the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS).
2. Background. OMB Memorandum M-17-22: Comprehensive Plan for Reforming the Federal Government and Reducing the Federal Civilian Workforce (April 12, 2017) called for agencies to restructure and merge agencies, components, programs or activities where merging or relocating may lead to cost savings, improved service delivery and outcomes, and/or better customer experience. In line with this direction, OGP has identified three opportunities for consolidating and/or realigning activities. OGP has determined that these changes within some offices and divisions are needed to support business requirements and improve organizational and operational efficiency.
3. Changes in organization.
a. The Office of Associate Administrator.
(1) The Shared Solutions and Performance Improvement Office is established. The office is headed by a Senior Executive Service (SES) director who reports to the Principal Deputy Associate Administrator.
(2) The functions, staff, authorities, and other resources of the Executive Councils are realigned and reallocated to this office.
(3) The functions, staff, authorities, and other resources of the Unified Shared Services Management Office are realigned and reallocated to this office.
(4) The Executive Councils and the Unified Shared Services Management Office are abolished.
b. Office of Asset & Transportation Management.
(1) The Travel & Relocation Policy Division is renamed the Travel, Relocation, Mail, and Transportation Division. The division is headed by a Director who reports to the Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of Asset & Transportation Management.
(2) The functions, staff, authorities, and other resources of the Travel & Relocation Policy Division remain in this division.
(3) The functions, staff, authorities, and other resources of the Transportation & Mail Policy Division are realigned and reallocated to this division.
(4) The Transportation & Mail Policy Division is abolished.
c. The Office of Information, Integrity, & Access.
(1) The functions, staff, authorities, and other resources of the Electronic Capital Planning and Investment Control (eCPIC) program are transferred from the Office of Technology Transformation Service (TTS) Products and Programs, Deputy Commissioner/Director, TTS, FAS, and reallocated under this office.
(2) The program will be headed by a manager who reports to the Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of Information, Integrity, & Access.
4. Implementing actions.
a. The changes outlined in this Order become effective upon signature. Implementation of this Order will be coordinated between the affected organizations, in consultation with the Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), to ensure the appropriate alignment of the functions, staff, authorities, and other resources associated with the changes outlined above in paragraph 3.
b. Implementation of this Order, as it affects employees represented by a labor bargaining unit, is contingent upon completion of labor relations obligations. Positions affected by this change are subject to normal classification procedures.
c. The approval of this Order authorizes the determination and appropriate adjustments including realignment between offices of budget and funding sources as determined by the CFO.
d. The Chief Administrative Services Officer may cancel this Order, in consultation with the (CHCO), upon publication of a superseding directive that cancels it in accordance with OAS P 1832.1A.
/S/___________________________________ January 17, 2018
EMILY W. MURPHY