GPO Sees Cut in Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2012

In commenting on H.R. 2055, Boarman said, “Combined with the cost-saving measures we have carried out this past year, including reducing our workforce through a buyout and sharply reduced spending on overtime, travel, and other nonessential overhead expenses, the funding level for FY12 will enable us to continue supporting the information needs of Congress, Federal agencies, and the public.

“I deeply appreciate the support we received from the Members and staff of the Senate and House appropriations committees throughout the appropriations process. GPO achieved positive financial results this past year with reduced appropriations for FY11, and I am confident we are well-positioned to do the same again in FY12.”

About the U.S. Government Printing Office
With 2,200 employees, GPO is the Federal Government’s primary resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government in both digital and tangible formats. GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government, including U.S. passports for the Department of State as well as the official publications of Congress, the White House, and other Federal agencies. In addition to publication sales, GPO provides for permanent public access to Federal Government information at no charge through GPO’s Federal Digital System ( and through partnerships with approximately 1,220 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program.

Source: GPO.