GSA Sets Stage for IRMCO Awards
April 18, 2007
Contact: Diane Merriett, (202) 501-1231
Washington, DC – Nominations are in, and selection panel deliberations are underway to identify this year’s individual and team winners of the 46th Annual Interagency Resources Management Conference (IRMCO) Award, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced today.
IRMCO award winners and the top five finalists will be presented during the GSA-sponsored conference held April 29 - May 1, 2007. All award nominations are viewable on the IRMCO website.
The prestigious IRMCO Award honors individual and team efforts demonstrating an exceptional ability to operate across organizational boundaries to improve government services to citizens.
An interagency team of judges reviews and evaluates each nomination based on the following criteria:
1. Demonstrated leadership in operating across organizational boundaries,
2. Willingness and ability to treat obstacles as challenges, and not barriers; and
3. Measurable improvements in performance linked to mission objectives/results.
IRMCO is an annual forum that addresses the most significant and timely issues facing government management communities. It promotes partnerships, facilitates dialogues, and motivates collaborations across multiple disciplines and communities to deliver a better and higher quality of service to the public.
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 205,000 vehicles. GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, acting as a steward of more than 420 historic properties, and as manager of USA.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 goal for fiscal year 2007 is to award 45 percent of its contracts to small businesses, according to the GSA Office of Small Business Utilization.