GSA to decide on depots' fates

GSA to decide on depots' fates

The General Services Administration and union officials said they soon hope to reach a decision about whether to close eight supply depots.

GSA and the American Federation of Government Employees have been in talks since late October about the fate of the eight Federal Supply Service warehouses [GCN, Oct. 25, 1999, Page 6]. GSA had proposed closing the warehouses and moving to direct vendor sales via the Web.

The warehouses employ about 2,000 people; GSA has said it is losing $100,000 each day it keeps the depots open.

In December, the American Federation of Government Employees submitted a proposal that would keep the warehouses open.

GSA Administrator David Barram was expected to make a decision before the end of last year but decided to wait until after the holidays.

'Christopher J. Dorobek and William Jackson

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