General Services Administration December 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Information Collection; FSRS Registration Requirements for Prime Grant Awardees
Document Number: 2013-31171
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Regulatory Secretariat Division will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a renewal of the currently approved information collection requirement regarding FSRS Registration Requirements for Prime Grant Awardees. The title of the approved information collection is FSRS Registration and Prime Awardee Entity- Related Information Reporting Requirements. To clarify the purpose of the information collection, the updated title is FSRS Registration Requirements for Prime Grant Awardees.
Information Collection; System for Award Management Registration Requirements for Prime Grant Recipients
Document Number: 2013-31170
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Regulatory Secretariat Division will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a renewal of the currently approved information collection requirement regarding the pre-award registration requirements for Prime Grant Recipients. The title of the approved information collection is Central Contractor Registration Requirements for Prime Grant Recipients (OMB Control Number 3090-0290). The updated information collection title, based on the migration of the Central Contractor Registration system to the System for Award Management in late July 2012, is System for Award Management Registration Requirements for Prime Grant Recipients.
Information Collection; OMB Control No. 3090-0292; FFATA Subaward and Executive Compensation Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 2013-31169
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Regulatory Secretariat Division will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a renewal of the currently approved information collection requirement regarding FFATA Subaward and Executive Compensation Reporting Requirements.
Notification of GSA Strategic Plan
Document Number: 2013-31168
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
GSA is announcing the availability of the Draft FY 2014-2018 GSA Strategic Plan for public review and comment, as part of the periodic update required by the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) Modernization Act of 2010. The agency anticipates the final Strategic Plan will be submitted to Congress with the submission of the FY 2015 President's Budget. The Strategic Plan provides the Agency's long-term direction and strategies for providing real estate, acquisition, and technology services to the Federal government. For this notice, the GSA is seeking comment from individual citizens, states, local government, industry, non-governmental organizations, and all other interested parties. The draft GSA FY 2014-2018 Strategic Plan can be accessed at http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/183023.
Government-Wide Travel Advisory Committee (GTAC); Public Advisory Committee Meetings
Document Number: 2013-31167
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This notice announces the rescheduled date of the cancelled GTAC meeting December 10, 2013 due to the closure of Federal buildings and winter weather conditions in the Washington Metropolitan Area. This notice announces the next two meeting dates: January 22, 2014 and February 19, 2014. The meetings are open to the public via teleconference.
Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of an Updated System of Records
Document Number: 2013-31166
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) reviewed its Privacy Act systems to ensure that they are relevant, necessary, accurate, up-to-date, and covered by the appropriate legal or regulatory authority.
Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of an Updated System of Records
Document Number: 2013-31165
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) reviewed its Privacy Act systems to ensure that they are relevant, necessary, accurate, up-to-date, and covered by the appropriate legal or regulatory authority. This notice is an updated Privacy Act system of records notice.
Notification of a Public Meeting of the Government Accountability and Transparency Board
Document Number: 2013-30283
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Government Accountability and Transparency (GAT) Board will host a meeting for the public to make presentations to the Board, as indicated below. This notice is intended to notify the general public, representatives of state and local governments, civic and professional organizations, and other interested parties, of the opportunity to present material to the Board and attend the meeting.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Reporting Purchases From Sources Outside the United States
Document Number: 2013-30070
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning reporting purchases from sources outside the United States. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 78 FR 56230, on September 12, 2013. No comments were received.
Privately Owned Vehicle Mileage Reimbursement Rates
Document Number: 2013-30069
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The General Services Administration's annual privately owned vehicle (POV) mileage reimbursement rate reviews have resulted in new CY 2014 rates for the use of privately owned automobiles (POA), POAs when Government owned automobiles (GOA) are authorized, privately owned motorcycles, and privately owned airplanes for official purposes. FTR Bulletin 14-03 establishes the new CY 2014 mileage reimbursement rates ($0.56 for POAs, $0.235 for POAs when a GOA is authorized, $0.53 for privately owned motorcycles, and $1.31 for privately owned airplanes) pursuant to the process discussed below. This notice of subject bulletin is the only notification of revisions to the POV rates to agencies other than the changes posted on the GSA Web site. GSA determines these rates by reviewing the annual standard automobile study contracted for by the Internal Revenue Service, as well as conducting independent automobile, motorcycle, and aircraft studies that evaluate various factors, such as the cost of fuel, the depreciation of the original vehicles costs, maintenance and insurance, and or by applying consumer price index data.
Federal Management Regulation (FMR); Shipping Household Goods
Document Number: 2013-29212
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-12
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
GSA is amending the Federal Management Regulation (FMR) to update information on the commuted rate schedule and correct a Web site address. Commuted rate and actual expense are two authorized methods of transporting and paying for the movement of Household Goods (HHG), Professional Books, Paper and Equipment, and temporary storage. This final rule addresses changes only to the commuted rate method. Using the commuted rate method, the individual assumes responsibility for shipment and payment. The commuted rate schedule establishes the reimbursement rate.
Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); Relocation Allowances; Commuted Rate
Document Number: 2013-29209
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-12
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The GSA, OGP, is providing a workable commuted rate to be used by agencies in determining a benchmark for payment on the transportation of household goods and temporary storage under a ``do it yourself'' move cost scenario. This final rule will meet the requirements set forth in the U.S. Code for Relocation Expenses.
Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); Telework Travel Expenses Test Programs
Document Number: 2013-29215
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
GSA is amending the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) to incorporate the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010, which establishes and authorizes telework travel expenses test programs, authorizes reimbursement for any necessary travel expenses in conjunction with such a test program in lieu of any payment otherwise authorized or required by the FTR, and permits waiver of travel expense reimbursements by participating employees.
Public Availability of General Services Administration FY 2013 Federal Activities Inventory Reform (FAIR) Act Inventory
Document Number: 2013-29207
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Activities Inventory Reform (FAIR) Act of 1998, Public Law 105-270, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-76, General Services Administration (GSA) is publishing this notice to advise the public of the availability of the FY 2013 FAIR Act Inventory.
Federal Travel Regulation (FTR); Agency Requirements for Payment of Expenses Connected With the Death of Certain Employees and Family Members
Document Number: 2013-28741
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-05
Agency: General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions
GSA is amending the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) by revising its policy on agency requirements for payment of expenses connected with the death of certain employees and family members. This final rule establishes policy and procedures for relocation of dependents and household goods of an employee whose death occurred while away from the official station on a mandatory mobility agreement in support of a contingency operation. This final rule also updates the FTR to allow transportation of an employee's remains to the place of interment or where the immediate family is going to reside, and shipment of a Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) from the Temporary Duty (TDY) station. Finally, this final rule reorganizes the policy to make it easier to understand.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Higher-Level Contract Quality Requirements
Document Number: 2013-28930
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-03
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to clarify when to use higher-level quality standards in solicitations and contracts, and to update the examples of higher-level quality standards by revising obsolete standards and adding two new industry standards that pertain to quality assurance for avoidance of counterfeit items. These standards will be used to help minimize and mitigate counterfeit items or suspect counterfeit items in Government contracting.