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e-LYNXX’ Gindlesperger Rallies Support for Public Printer’s Outsourcing Pitch

March 2, 2011
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“There are also a large number of unauthorized agency printing plants operating that have grown significantly over the years outside the oversight of the Congressional Joint Committee on Printing that may or may not have given a specific waiver for the operation of the agency printing plant in the first place. Further complicating OMB’s reporting is the fact that many of the waivers are simply lost and not reportable,” Gindlesperger explained.

He went on to say some industry experts believe that this body of fugitive printing exceeds $10 billion. “In an industry that has taken hit after hit and is now on artificial respiration, having dropped from perhaps $150 billion a few years ago and now hovering around $90 billion, the addition of another $10 billion through GPO would be just what the doctor ordered.

“Congress likes to talk about what it wants to do for taxpayers, well here is one great opportunity to do the right thing by partnering with Mr. Boarman and putting this printing work into the private sector where it belongs,” Gindlesperger continued. “So why doesn’t the Joint Committee on Printing jump to do what Mr. Boarman is asking—eliminate waivers and act to shutter agency plants, thus sending federal government printing to GPO in accordance with the law? After all, the government wins, the federal agencies win, GPO wins, the printing industry wins, and—most importantly—the taxpayers win.

“The answer is in another question. When was the last time you got angry enough to actually call your Congressman and U.S. Senators and demand that the right thing be done for your industry? Until that happens, you and others within the printing industry will get what you have now.”

Gindlesperger said Boarman may be the first Public Printer in 30 years to truly understand the dilemma, the dynamics and the politics. “It is easy to ignore the problem, as so many Public Printers have done in the past, and to get kudos for improving production in GPO’s own printing shop. But Mr. Boarman seems willing to tackle the real issue. He would seem to be the right man in the right job at the right time. His influence and vision may result in finally reinventing GPO so its federal agency customers are better served, excessive printing costs are trimmed, GPO union ranks and the printing industry are both satisfied, and taxpayers get what they deserve,” he added.

“Admittedly, many were and some are still skeptical of an appointee with union ties as strong as Mr. Boarman’s. Yet, it is his experience, abilities to project, negotiate and understand that may in the end prove to be pivotal as he squares off to meet the challenge of restoring GPO’s rightful place as a respected partner with the printing industry.”

Gindlesperger concluded, “This is not about unions. They know how to take care of themselves. This is about having a vision for a better tomorrow. As Mr. Boarman said in his Facebook posting, the majority of the firms that the GPO deals with are small businesses, many with 20 employees or fewer. This is the true face of the printing industry and of America. Mr. Boarman's strong leadership is appreciated by those who care about GPO and its impact on the printing industry. Now, let’s see what Mr. Boarman, in concert with the printing industry, can actually accomplish.”

About e-LYNXX Corp.
e-LYNXX Corp. patented the technology integral to e-commerce. Endorsed by Educational & Institutional Cooperative Purchasing (E&I) and Printing Industries of America (PIA), e-LYNXX drives results through its three divisions. • AVS Technology licenses the patented automated vendor selection procedure used in e-commerce and procurement systems. • American Print Management provides web-based system, services and patented AVS Technology to reduce substantially the procured costs of direct mail, marketing, publications, packaging, labels and other procured print. • Government Print Management offers effective U.S. GPO bid services and strategies.

Source: Company press release.
 

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Henry Freedman - Posted on March 02, 2011
This topic is revisited every so many years. In the '70s, many hearings were conducted to review Title 44 to modernize it. A breakdown between the Executive Agencies and the JCP occurred. After all the hearings one of the key results was that DoD was able to break their printing away from the general mess. Many agencies simply cannot procure their printing due to special needs for confidentiality. If the government can't measure it, they can't control it so it will go unchanged. The more you dig here, the more printing will go away. If agencies are forced to send work to the GPO you will see less of it and the printing industry will lose. So be careful for what you wish for.
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Henry Freedman - Posted on March 02, 2011
This topic is revisited every so many years. In the '70s, many hearings were conducted to review Title 44 to modernize it. A breakdown between the Executive Agencies and the JCP occurred. After all the hearings one of the key results was that DoD was able to break their printing away from the general mess. Many agencies simply cannot procure their printing due to special needs for confidentiality. If the government can't measure it, they can't control it so it will go unchanged. The more you dig here, the more printing will go away. If agencies are forced to send work to the GPO you will see less of it and the printing industry will lose. So be careful for what you wish for.