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Government Publishing Office

732 North Capitol Street NW., Washington, DC 20401


DIRECTOR Davita Vance-Cooks
Deputy Director Jim C. Bradley

Chief Administrative Officer Herbert H. Jackson, Jr.
Chief of Staff Andrew M. Sherman
General Counsel Drew Spalding
Inspector General Michael A. Raponi
Superintendent of Documents Laurie Hall, Acting

Chief Financial Officer Steven T. Shedd
Chief Human Capital Officer Ginger T. Thomas
Chief Information Officer Charles Riddle
Chief Public Relations Officer Gary Somerset
Chief Technology Officer Richard G. Davis
Chief of Acquisition Services Lorna Baptiste-Jones

Customer Services Bruce Seger
Equal Employment Opportunity Juanita M. Flores
Labor Relations Melissa Hatfield
Library Services and Content Management Laurie Hall
Official Journals of Government Lyle Green
Plant Operations John Crawford
Security and Intelligent Documents Stephen G. LeBlanc
Security Services Lamont Vernon

The Government Publishing Office produces, procures, and disseminates printed and electronic publications of the Congress, executive departments, and Federal agencies and establishments.

Organizational Chart

The Government Publishing Office (GPO) was created on June 23, 1860, by Congressional Joint Resolution 25. The Office opened for business on March 4, 1861. Its duties are defined in title 44 of the U.S. Code. The President appoints the Director, who is then confirmed by the Senate.



Headquartered in Washington, DC, with a total employment of approximately 1,700, the Office is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for the three branches of the Federal Government. It is the Federal Government's primary centralized resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government in digital and tangible forms.


While many of the informational products, such as the "Congressional Record" and "Federal Register," are produced at the main GPO plant, most of the Government's printing is done in partnership with America's printing industry. The Office procures 75 percent of all printing orders through private sector vendors across the country, competitively buying products and services from thousands of businesses in all 50 States. The contracts cover the entire spectrum of printing and publishing services and are suitable for companies of all sizes.

The Office disseminates Federal information products through a sales program, distribution network of more than 1,200 Federal libraries nationwide, and the Federal Digital System (FDsys). The public can access more than 800,000 Federal Government document titles online by using the FDsys Web site.


Sources of Information


Printed copies of many documents, ranging from Supreme Court opinions to reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, may be purchased. To order in person, visit the GPO Main Bookstore at 710 North Capitol Street NW., Washington, DC (corner of North Capitol Street NW. and G Street), 8 a.m.–4 p.m. To order online, use the link below. To order by phone or inquire about an order, call 866-512-1800 or 202-512-1800 (Washington, DC–metropolitan area), 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m., eastern standard time. All orders require prepayment by an American Express, Discover/NOVUS, MasterCard, or VISA credit card; check or money order; or Superintendent of Documents (SOD) deposit account, which customers who purchase Government products on a recurring basis can open with the GPO. Fax, 202-512-2104.

https://bookstore.gpo.gov | Email: contactcenter@gpo.gov

Business Opportunities

Acquisition Services obtains the equipment, services, and supplies that GPO needs from external sources to accomplish its mission. Phone, 202-512-0937.


Commercial printers seeking contract opportunities should contact Customer Services, Government Publishing Office, Washington, DC 20401. Phone, 202-512-0526.

https://www.gpo.gov/vendors/index.htm | Email: ppdsmla@gpo.gov

Congressional Relations

The Office of Congressional Relations responds to congressional inquiries and requests. Phone, 202-512-1991. Fax, 202-512-1293.



GPO vacancy announcements and information on benefits, career paths, and the application process are accessible online.


Federal Digital System (FDsys)

The FDsys makes official publications from the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of Government accessible. The GPO provides user support for the System. Phone, 866-512-1800 or 202-512-1800 (Washington, DC–metropolitan area).


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Answers to FAQs are available on the GPO Web site.


Learning Resources

Ben's Guide is an educational Web site for children and young adults. It features learning adventures for the apprentice level (ages 4–8), journeyperson level (ages 9–13), and master level (ages 14 and older).



The newsroom features high resolution images for downloading, news reports, press releases, and a video chronicling GPO from its beginnings to the digital future. Phone, 202-512-1957. Fax, 202-512-1998.


Regional Offices

A list of regional offices, with contact information, is available on the GPO Web site.


Site Map

The Web site map allows visitors to look for specific topics or to browse content that aligns with their interests.

https://www.gpo.gov/contact.htm | Email: ContactCenter@gpo.gov

Developed by: Government Printing Office | Digital Media Services (DMS)