The United State’s Open Government Directive instructs all federal agencies to actively open their operations to the public. GSA’s efforts are rooted in three principles at the heart of the directive: Transparency, Participation, and Collaboration.
Challenge.gov is a government-wide challenge platform that facilitates innovation through challenges and prizes and enables the public to find all federal government challenge opportunities in one place, to learn about them in easy, creative ways, and to be notified of new challenges.
The home of the U.S. Government’s open data, which increases public access to high-value government datasets, providing data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, and design data visualizations.
An open, collaborative online community for connecting, communicating, learning and engaging across GSA topics. Its goal is to help increase government’s effectiveness through better communication and collaboration.
Procurement Innovation Tools
A set of online tools to make it easy for businesses and individuals to find and participate in Federal business opportunities, developed as a GSA Open Government Flagship Initiative.
Reports to Citizens
These reports provide GSA financial and performance information, enabling the assessment of agency performance, and explain how the agency benefits citizens.
Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan [PDF - 6 MB]
Sustainability is one of GSA’s key priorities. GSA incorporates sustainability into its budget, planning, and performance management processes and understands that sustainability can significantly improve our bottom line. Several of GSA’s key performance measures are sustainability measures, and GSA tracks goal progress.
Ethics Report: The results of a U.S. Office of Government Ethics review indicated that the GSA ethics program appears to be effectively administered and in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies.
Version 3.0 of GSA's Open Government Plan showcases our ongoing implementation of collaborative governmentwide platforms and tools and our current strategic initiatives in the U.S. National Action Plan. This version details some of GSA’s ongoing work to make federal procurement information easily accessible online for businesses, government agencies, and the public. Download the GSA Open Government Plan Version 3 [PDF - 403 KB].
We recognize that our Open Government Plan is a living document and will evolve. As we continue towards increased transparency, participation, collaboration, and innovation, we will include updates of how these open government principles are integrated in our strategic efforts and mission operations. Details about achievements in these areas can be found on our website, GSA.gov and GSA.gov/open. We invite the public to contribute ideas on ways GSA can become more accountable and accessible. The feedback we receive from the public today will help to shape a more open GSA for tomorrow. Please email us at Open.Government@gsa.gov to let us know:
What data or information do you want GSA to make available to the public?
What additional open government activities would you like to see GSA involved in?
What would you like us to include in our updated open government plan?
How you would like our GSA.gov/open webpage to evolve?
Traveler reimbursement is based on the location of the work activities and not the accommodations, unless lodging is not available at the work activity, then the agency may authorize the rate where lodging is obtained.
Unless otherwise specified, the per diem locality is defined as "all locations within, or entirely surrounded by, the corporate limits of the key city, including independent entities located within those boundaries."
Per diem localities with county definitions shall include"all locations within, or entirely surrounded by, the corporate limits of the key city as well as the boundaries of the listed counties, including independent entities located within the boundaries of the key city and the listed counties (unless otherwise listed separately)."
When a military installation or Government - related facility(whether or not specifically named) is located partially within more than one city or county boundary, the applicable per diem rate for the entire installation or facility is the higher of the rates which apply to the cities and / or counties, even though part(s) of such activities may be located outside the defined per diem locality.