The Public Buildings Savings and Reform Act of 2013 (H.R. 2612)
The Public Buildings Savings and Reform Act of 2013 is bipartisan legislation to reform the agency responsible for managing the majority of the Federal Government’s real property and office space. The legislation increases transparency and oversight of federal public buildings programs and helps ensure that agencies reduce their real estate footprint, better utilize office space, and save taxpayers’ money.
The Public Buildings Savings and Reform Act of 2013 (H.R. 2612) improves the function and management of the Public Buildings Service of the General Services Administration (GSA). The bill addresses waste and mismanagement identified by Committee investigations, Government Accountability Office studies, and the GSA Inspector General, including expansion of the federal real property footprint, the lack of transparency on federal property information and utilization, the overbuilding of federal courthouses, and GSA’s bonus and internship systems and conferences.
H.R. 2612 was unanimously approved by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on July 10, 2013.
Summary of the Public Buildings Savings and Reform Act of 2013
Improving the Management of Federal Real Property
Strengthening Transparency and Oversight
Saving Taxpayers’ Money