April 1997 Draft
Mail - All agencies are required to perform the functions of incoming, internal and outgoing mail for themselves or to cause these functions to be performed for them through some form of outsourcing.
Travel -The Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) gives the agencies certain flexibilities/authorities to determine the manner and conditions in which their employees may be reimbursed for official travel and relocation allowances.
The distinguishing language in the FTR is differentiated by the terms "shall" and "may"
Mail - None.
Travel - The Joint Financial Management Improvement Program sponsored a team that reviewed all existing travel regulations and recommended a number of regulatory and legislative changes to simplify federal travel. The list immediately below includes a number of these regulatory changes, which GSA is in the process of issuing; the legislative changes are listed in Item 3 below.
Mail - None.
Travel: None. However, the President signed the Federal Employee Travel Reform Act of 1996 on September 19, 1996. This Act implements most of the legislative changes recommended by the JFMIP Team. Except as noted below, these changes are expected to be effective in March, 1997.
Mail - None.
Travel - 5 USC, Chapter 57, except as listed in items 2 and 3 above.
|Sharon Green||Joan Rau|
|Telephone: (202) 501-1538||Telephone:(202) 208-7440|
|Internet: Sharon. Green@GSA.GOV||Internet: Joan.Rau@GSA.GOV|
Executive agencies with statutory authority can acquire, manage, manage, and use government owned, leased or otherwise acquired aircraft. These same agencies have the authority to transfer aircraft intra-departmentally. Transfer and/or exchange/sale of aircraft agencies is not authorized unless a waiver is obtained from GSA. GSA has been designated by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as the organization responsible for government-wide aircraft policy.
Procurement and operation of motor vehicles are primarily governed by Federal Property Management Regulations, Parts 101-26, 101-38, and 101-39; Federal Property and Adminstration Services Act of 1949, as amended, Sections 206 and 211; and Executive Order 10579, Interagency Motor Pools and Systems.
Additional authorities are Public Law 99-272, Consoliated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986; the Energy Policy Act of 1992; and Executive Orders 12375, Fuel Efficient Vehicles, 12759, Federal Energy Management, and 12844, Federal Use of Alternative Fueled Vehicles.
Federal agencies have the flexibility of maintaining their own fleets, leasing vehicles from GSA's Interagency Fleet Management System, or leasing vehicles from a private sector provider.
NOTE: If the control/monitoring authorities outlined in the FPMR and OMB Circular A-126 are not maintained, the overall goal of working with the ICAP members to develop planning strategies and programs to modernize the government aircraft fleet would be adversely impacted. It is highly recommended that the provisions already in place under these regulations and guidelines remain in place for any PBOs established. This will ensure a consistency of policy and guidelines in the acquisition and operation of aircraft.
Note: The above represents only a sample of real property services that are available through GSAs business lines. For additional information, please contact the Assistant Commissioner for the appropriate business line.
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