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None of us are good at change, are we? And given that there is a lot of change going on at GSA right now, one would expect some concern. I even mentioned it on Friday -- while there have been some answers, there are many questions.

So GSA Acting Administrator David Bibb sent out the following memo to GSA employees on Friday:


MEMORANDUM TO ALL GSA EMPLOYEES

FROM: David L. Bibb
Acting Administrator

SUBJECT: Charting a Careful Course

Since times of change can be unsettling, I wanted to take a moment to assure you that we have charted a careful course and will have a smooth transition to a proven, experienced leader as I prepare to leave GSA.

The mechanics are as follows: I will serve as Acting Administrator until my retirement on September 1, or until the U.S. Senate confirms Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Jim Williams as the new Administrator. As you know, President Bush this week announced Commissioner Williams as his choice for GSA Administrator.

If the Senate does not act by September 1, the President has the option of naming an Acting Administrator.

In the meantime, I would simply say continue as usual. Focus on your work and our mission as all of us strive to bring excellence to the business of government.

Sincerely,

David Bibb

Posted by Christopher J. Dorobek on Jun 28, 2008 at 12:17 PM


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