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General Services Administration head worked mostly from Missouri after calling employees back in

A GSA spokesperson said that the administrator "supports workforce flexibility."

Published: October 23, 2023 2:05pm

The head of the General Services Administration, the government agency that helps to manage and support federal agencies, spent most of her time working remotely from Missouri during the year after she ordered employees back to their offices, according to a letter from the agency to Congress.

GSA Administrator Robin Carnahan, an appointee of President Joe Biden, spent 121 weekdays in Missouri and 64 weekdays in Washington from March 2022 through March 2023, GSA Associate Administrator Gianelle E. Rivera informed House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer, R-Ky., in a letter on March 31, Axios reported after obtaining the letter Friday. 

Carnahan, whose agency employs nearly 12,000 people, spent 34 weekdays on official travel as well, per Rivera.

A GSA spokesperson said that Carnahan "supports workforce flexibility, which has helped GSA reduce its footprint by 43% and save taxpayers more than $300 million in real estate costs while enhancing mission delivery."

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