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Government Documents - General Services Administration, National Archives: General Services Administration

Guide to our GSA and Archives publications, covering topics such as public buildings, regulations, procurement and contracting, and federal archives.

The General Services Administration (GSA), established in 1949, is known as the federal government's "housekeeping agency." It manages public property and federal procurement. Its predecessor agencies include Office of Contract Settlement, Bureau of Federal Supply, Federal Works Agency, and War Assets Administration.

Government Documents provides access to many GSA publications, including the following series:

Federal acquisition regulation (GS 1.6/10:) FAR governs how federal agencies acquire supplies, equipment, and services.

Federal travel regulation (GS 1.6/8-2:) The FTR includes travel allowances and entitlements for federal employees, including per diem rates.

Federal management regulation (GS 1.6/8:) governs management of federal property.

Index of federal specifications, standards and commercial item descriptions (GS 2.8/2:) These government standards are not to be confused with industry standards such as American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) or American National Standards Institute (ANSI), which are not government publications and are available from the publishers, society, or association that issued the standards.
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