Federal Management Regulation; Real Property Policies Update; Technical Amendment
This document amends the Federal Management Regulation (FMR) to correct an omission from the amended final rule that was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 52498, September 6, 2006. The original final rule, which was published initially in the Federal Register at 70 FR 67786, November 8, 2005, broadly applied GSA's accessibility standards to the design, construction and alteration of buildings subject to the Architectural Barriers Act (other than residential structures subject to the Architectural Barriers Act and facilities of the Department of Defense and the Postal Service), as provided by statute. When the implementation dates for the accessibility standards were amended on September 6, 2006, the amendment inadvertently deleted reference to facilities other than those that were Federally-owned or leased. Accordingly, this final rule corrects this oversight. Except as expressly modified by this final rule, all other terms and conditions of the Architectural Barriers Act standards remain in full force and effect.
Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of Updated System of Records
The General Services Administration (GSA) is providing notice of an update to the record system Personnel Security Files (GSA/HRO- 37). The system provides control over personnel security. The update ensures that the system of records meets the requirements of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) and that individuals be fully informed about collection of their personal information.
Change in Fee Structure for FIPS 201 Product/Service Evaluations
Under the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 201 Evaluation Program, the General Services Administration (GSA) publishes this notice of intent that it will no longer fund product/service evaluations as of April 3, 2007. Overall impact on the FIPS 201 Evaluation Program is minimal with respect to operations. Product/ service evaluations will continue to be performed and approved through the current fully operational laboratory and future qualified laboratories; however, fees for evaluations will be borne on a cost- reimbursable basis by the Supplier. Instruction on how to obtain product/service evaluations and an estimated fee structure will be posted at: (http://fips201ep.cio.gov/index.php).
General Services Acquisition Regulation; Federal Supply Schedule Contracts-Recovery Purchasing by State and Local Governments Through Federal Supply Schedules
The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to implement Section 833 of the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (Pub. L. 109-364). Section 833 amends 40 U.S.C. 502 to authorize the Administrator of General Services to provide to State and local governments the use of Federal Supply Schedules of the GSA for purchase of products and services to be used to facilitate recovery from a major disaster, terrorism or nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological attack.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2006-015, Federal Computer Network (FACNET) Architecture
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to delete references to FACNET.
Federal Travel Regulation; FTR Case 2006-304, Privately Owned Automobile Mileage Reimbursement
The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR), by amending the mileage reimbursement rate for use of a privately owned automobile (POA) on official travel to reflect current costs of operation as determined in cost studies conducted by the General Services Administration (GSA). The governing regulation is revised to increase the mileage allowance for the cost of operating a privately owned automobile from $0.445 to $0.485 per mile. The FTR and any corresponding documents may be accessed at GSA's website at http://www.gsa.gov/ftr.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Examination of Records by Comptroller General and Contract Audit
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning the examination of records by comptroller general and contract audit. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 65478, on November 8, 2006. No comments were received. The clearance currently expires on April 30, 2007. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Federal Acquisition Institute/Defense Acquisition University Vendor Meeting
The Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) and the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) will hold a vendor meeting to provide information on shared initiatives and activities. FAI will describe plans and requirements for training related services under the Acquisition Workforce Training Fund (AWTF). FAI and DAU work together to address many of the acquisition workforce training needs of the Federal government. Partnering with DAU enables FAI to build upon existing DAU training, develop governmentwide curriculum, and promote a cohesive and agile workforce. At the vendor meeting, DAU will present information on recent contracting curriculum changes. FAI will discuss how the curriculum changes impact the federal acquisition workforce. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Training developers, vendors with Commercial- Off-The-Shelf (COTS) training products, vendors with capabilities related to the full Instructional System Design (ISD) methodologies, and acquisition training experts. The meeting will be held January 24, 2007 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., GSA Auditorium located at 1800 F Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Register by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or telphone (703) 284- 6988.
Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of updated System of Records
The General Services Administration (GSA) is providing notice of an update to the record system Occupational Health and Injury Files (GSA/HRO-3). The system includes accident reports, claims for compensation for injury or occupational disease, claims for continuance of compensation or account of disability, list of employees receiving medical services, health records, and statistical information.
Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of Updated System of Records
The General Services Administration (GSA) is providing notice of an update to the record system Grievance Records (GSA/HRO-10). The system includes grievances filed by agency employees under part 771 of OPM regulations. It also includes files of internal grievance and arbitration systems that are established through negotiations with recognized labor unions.