Personal Property Awards

The Miles Romney Achievement Award and GSA Gold Star Award are presented annually to federal agencies, employees, or teams that demonstrate innovation and ingenuity in managing our federal personal property assets.

Through publishing these award winners and significant nominations, we intend to advance the body of knowledge of leading federal practices, in hopes that other federal agencies can consider these practices for incorporation within their agency.

Miles Romney Achievement Award for Innovation in Personal Property Management

The Miles Romney Achievement Award for Innovation in Personal Property Management was instituted in 1998 by the Office of Government-wide Policy, Office of Transportation and Personal Property to recognize:

  • Innovative personal property management practices
  • New property management practices that maximize the reuse of government assets
  • Improvements to current property disposition processes

The award is dedicated to Miles Quinton Romney, a public servant who dedicated his life and service to improve federal property management. Miles served on the Committee on Government Operations in the U.S. House of Representatives. He served 41 years with the Committee setting a record on Capitol Hill for years served by a staff member. He was widely recognized for his work with the General Services Administration in property management. He was instrumental in drafting the 1949 Property Act, which is the foundation for property management.

The GSA’s Gold Star Award for Excellence in Implementing Federal Computers for Learning Program

The GSA Gold Star Award is presented annually to recognize a federal agency’s innovative implementation of Executive Order 12999. GSA’s goal in presenting this award is to publicly recognize and draw attention to the federal government’s commitment to improving access to computer technology in American education.

Agencies are encouraged to share their Computers for Learning innovative, cost-effective, or streamlined practices or policies that have improved access to computer technology in America’s classrooms. These may include practices that:

  • Protect educationally useful federal equipment for transfer to schools and educational nonprofit organizations;
  • Lead to the efficient transfer of educationally useful federal equipment to schools and nonprofit organizations;
  • Assist in teachers’ professional development; and/or
  • Help connect America’s classrooms to the World Wide Web.

To reaffirm GSA's commitment to broadly recognize achievement in personal property management, GSA plans to present this award annually during the National Property Management Association’s National Education Seminar.

Agencies participation is vital to the success of the Computers for Learning program and its goal of managing federal personal property in the most effective and efficient manner. GSA looks forward to receiving agency entries.

Last Reviewed: 2021-02-03