The General Services Administration (GSA) is one of the three central management agencies of the federal government, along with the Office of Personnel Management and the Office of Management and Budget. The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) was established on July 1, 1949, when President Harry Truman signed the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act into Law. GSA is headed by an Administrator who is appointed by the President and confirmed by Congress. The Administrator and the immediate management team are headquartered in GSA’s national office in Washington, DC. GSA also has 11 Regional Offices in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, Fort Worth, Denver, San Francisco, Auburn (Washington), and Washington, DC.
GSA helps in managing and supporting the basic functioning of federal agencies. They supply products and communications for U.S government offices, and provide transportation and office space to federal employees. Among other management tasks, GSA also develops government-wide cost-minimizing policies. GSA supports federal employees anywhere they work including in an office building, a national forest, a warehouse, or a government car. GSA provides workspace, security, furniture, equipment, supplies, tools, computers, and telephones. GSA also provides travel and transportation services, manages the federal motor vehicle fleet, oversees telecommuting centers and federal child care centers, preserves historic buildings, manages a fine arts program, and develops, advocates, and evaluates government wide policy.
One of its primary goals is to help federal agencies better serve the public by offering, at best value, superior workplaces and expert solutions, acquisition services and management policies.