Yesterday’s U.K. Mail Online posted a story about a five-day conference for the Public Buildings Service’s western region that was organized by four GSA employees. The conference was held at at the M Resort Spa and Casino in Henderson, Nevada. Three hundred people attended the conference. The cost of the conference was $820,000.
General Services Administration chief Martha Johnson has submitted her resignation to the White House. She has also fired two deputies and suspended other career federal employees.
The article reports:
‘As the agency Congress has entrusted with developing the rules followed by other federal agencies for conferences, GSA has a special responsibility to set an example, and that did not occur here,’ the inspector general concluded in its report.
Public Buildings Service chief Robert Peck and Johnson’s top adviser, Stephen Leeds, were forced out. Four GSA employees who organized the five-day conference for the Public Buildings Service’s western region have been placed on administrative leave pending further action, a White House official said.
That is the sort of spending that could easily be cut out of the budget without any of the dire consequences the Democrats keep screaming about if the budget is cut.