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Public Printer Gets Favorable Committee Vote, Testifies at Hearings

May 12, 2011
To begin addressing these problems, Boarman said, “we cut our appropriations request for FY 2012 by more than $5 million from what was originally submitted to OMB late last year. We cut GPO's annual spending plan as previously submitted to the Joint Committee on Printing by $15 million. We reduced the number of senior-level managers. We implemented controls on hiring, travel, and related discretionary accounts to stem the flow of spending in these areas...We created a task force to recover outstanding payments from Federal agencies...We worked with the appropriations committees to resolve our funding for FY 2011 at about $135.1 million. This is a significant reduction from the continuing level of $147.4 million and a far cry from the $166.6 million requested by previous GPO management a year ago.”

In addition to the congressional survey, Boarman spoke at both hearings about other new initiatives GPO is undertaking, including GPO’s willingness to make additional space available in its buildings for other Government organizations, consolidating GPO’s police force with the U.S. Capitol Police, and ways to reduce GPO’s rate of EEO complaints.

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 digital and tangible forms.  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. For more information, please visit  Follow GPO on Facebook, Twitter and on YouTube.

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