GSA Acquisition Chief Returns
November 30, 2012
Stephen Kempf, the longtime commissioner of the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, has returned from two months of medical leave. But he has a new title.
Followers of the zigs and zags of recent scandals over GSA’s extravagant spending at conferences might recall that Kempf took off in September for 60 days of medical leave on the eve of a hearing before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee about a 2010 awards conference Kempf helped run. At that event held at two hotels in Arlington, Va., some 200 guests were treated to gifts such as time-and-temperature picture frames and drumsticks, and the conference’s estimated total cost was $268,732.