Letter from the administrator
Our financial results for 2022 reflect the progress we’ve made toward making government work better while providing great value to taxpayers, as President Harry Truman envisioned when he created our agency in 1949.
Our employees have worked across our priority areas to deliver effectively and efficiently for our customers, which includes our federal agency partners and millions of people across our country. This year, that has meant responding to the pandemic, addressing the growing climate crisis, bolstering our technology offerings to better serve agencies and the public, and more.
Optimizing the federal footprint. Our Public Buildings Service has more than 8,300 leased and federally owned assets, making GSA one of the largest landlords and tenants in the country. As agencies move toward more distributed and hybrid teams, the federal government is seeing more opportunities for cost savings and space efficiencies. As a result, we’re working more closely with agencies than we ever have before.
Accelerating clean energy and innovation. GSA manages the largest civilian vehicle fleet in the country. We’re working to electrify the fleet, as well as to build the infrastructure to support it. We’re also advancing clean energy through our buildings portfolio, including through the new Inflation Reduction Act, which has historic investments for low carbon materials, emerging clean technology, and more.
Improving GSA websites and technology delivery. GSA helps agencies buy, build, and support critical technology tools, systems, solutions, and expertise to deliver for millions of Americans. We’re continuously working to ensure GSA managed and other government sites are accessible, secure, and well designed for every user. We focus on simplifying and strengthening digital delivery of government services, and on expanding shared services to more government partners at every level.
Making procurement easy. We’re improving and simplifying how innovative businesses and agency buyers connect with each other, with a particular focus on expanding opportunities for small businesses and small disadvantaged businesses. In 2022, we helped agencies procure $87.5 billion in goods and services, and we want to help even more businesses grow and create jobs through the value they provide in the federal marketplace.
Making GSA the best place to work. We’re now ranked in the top five places to work in the federal government among midsize federal agencies. GSA’s outstanding employees work every day to make government work for all people and customers in every community. Our teams are crucial in ensuring responsible stewardship of taxpayer dollars, which includes reporting waste, fraud, and abuse. We also prioritize providing high performing and inclusive workplace environments that empower all public servants to do their best work.
Our 2022 financial results
The AFR outlines GSA’s accomplishments, the challenges we face, and management’s accountability for our stewardship of taxpayer dollars.
The AFR also fulfills the requirements of OMB Circular A-136, Financial Reporting Requirements. As outlined in the Analysis of Systems, Controls, and Legal Compliance section of this report, GSA assessed how effective our internal controls over operations, systems, and reporting are.
As the Reports Consolidation Act of 2000 mandates, I’ve assessed the financial and performance data in this report and believe them to be complete and reliable except as otherwise reported in the Administrator’s Statement of Assurance.
I’m proud of the GSA team and what we’ve accomplished in another unprecedented and difficult year. We look forward to continuing to serve our customers, partner agencies, and the communities in which we work and live.
Administrator of General Services
Nov. 14, 2022