November 28, 2000 |
George W. Bush's team tried relentlessly Monday to act like an incoming administration. The Clinton administration, which still holds the keys to the White House, tried even harder to ignore them. The result? A collision of images that seemed strange, even by this election's standards. It started early Monday, when the Bush team asked for access to the taxpayer-funded transition offices that are to be used by the president-elect.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1988 |
The U.S. General Services Administration, attempting to improve employee productivity and reduce child-related absences, is seeking space in downtown Los Angeles to house the first day-care center in the county for children of federal employees. "The federal community is very much like the private sector," said Mary Filipini, regional GSA spokeswoman, "and we have to address the issue of providing care" for preschool children of GSA workers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1991 |
A government official, who this week ordered that two nude figures be removed from a new federal building in downtown Los Angeles, will meet with the artist in the hopes of amicably resolving a dispute that has infuriated art aficionados and civil libertarians.
June 3, 2000 |
The former head of the General Services Administration says he never talked to Vice President Al Gore or anyone else in the Clinton administration about a proposed $400-million federal lease for a Democratic fund-raiser and longtime friend of Gore.
June 25, 1996 |
PerfectData Corp. of Simi Valley announced that it has successfully bid, in conjunction with Michigan World Processing Supplies, on a General Services Administration contract to market copyholders. The five-year contract is valued at $2 million, with shipments scheduled to begin in August. In another development, Al Pramschufer was named director of sales and marketing for PerfectData.
September 28, 1994 |
Despite Tuesday's vote in Congress denying $25.2 million needed to build Orange County's first federal courthouse, General Services Administrator Roger W. Johnson has pledged that he will find the money necessary to keep the long-awaited project on schedule. In a letter made public Tuesday by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Johnson assured the chairman of the Senate Treasury subcommittee, Sen. Dennis DeConcini (D-Ariz.
April 30, 2012 |
In Washington, another scandal has broken over excessive spending during a business conference. But travel experts predict the effect this time around will be limited. Four years ago, it was insurance giant American International Group Inc. that was slammed for holding a lavish executive retreat at a Dana Point resort after taking billions of dollars in government bailout money. In the face of harsh criticism of excessive spending amid a recession, corporations dramatically cut back on business travel, dealing a blow to hotels and airlines across the country.
April 22, 1990 |
The federal government is paying $3,300 a day in rent to fill the Pentagon with hot air. Two metal sheds next to the Defense Department's power plant contain portable furnaces and air conditioning units that have temporarily--for the last three years--replaced heating and air conditioning units that Defense officials say are so decrepit they might fail or explode at any minute.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1985 |
The General Services Administration (GSA) refused to allow a Navy commander at Miramar Naval Air Station to purchase a $79 vacuum cleaner last year, and instead instructed him to order a $348 model from a government supply catalogue, according to internal memos provided to The Times. Cmdr. Jerry L.
July 20, 1988 |
The federal government has been ordered to reinstate a senior official who was fired five years ago after repeatedly warning that the government's housekeeping agency had allowed many major government buildings here to deteriorate into hazardous conditions. The ruling by the Merit Systems Protection Board, which can be appealed to the courts, also requires the government to give Bertrand G. Berube back pay and legal fees.