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FCW Insider: White House forces Doan to resign

The White House will announce tomorrow that GSA Administrator Lurita Doan has been asked to resign the post after a controversial tenure.

On Tuesday night, Doan sent out a message saying she had been "asked to resign and I have just done so."

There was no comment from officials at the White House nor GSA pending an official announcement on Wednesday, but insiders confirm that Doan said good-bye to officials on Tuesday.

There was no word late Tuesday on why Doan is leaving.

More to come as we get more information.

Here is Doan's e-mail that she sent out at 7:39 p.m. Tuesday.

Dear Friends and Colleagues at GSA,


Early this evening I was asked to submit my resignation, and I have just done so.  It has been a great privilege to serve with all of you and to serve our nation and a great President.


The past twenty-two months have been filled with accomplishments:  together, we have regained our clean audit opinion, restored fiscal discipline, re-tooled our ability to respond to emergencies, rekindled entrepreneurial energies, reduced bureaucratic barriers to small companies to get a GSA Schedule, ignited a building boom at our nation’s ports of entries, boldly led the nation in an aggressive telework initiative, and improved employee morale so that we were selected as one of the best places to work in the Federal government.


These accomplishments are made even more enjoyable by the fact that there were lots of people who told us they could never be done.


Best of luck to all of you, it has been a true honor. 




Posted by Christopher J. Dorobek on Apr 29, 2008 at 12:17 PM


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