GSA creates depot offices

GSA creates depot offices

The General Services Administration is creating two new offices in the Federal Supply Service to manage its eight distribution warehouses.

GSA wants to close the warehouse depots, which it says are losing money, and let agencies order products directly from vendors via the Web. The American Federation of Government Employees union, however, has fought the closure plan. Agency and union officials are continuing discussions about the future of the depots.

In a memo late last month, GSA Administrator David J. Barram said, the new Office of Supply and the Office of Enterprise Planning 'will be charged with the dual responsibility of managing our current supply business while actively exploring future opportunities.'

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