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Government Publishing Office

732 North Capitol Street NW., Washington, DC 20401

202-512-1800
http://www.gpo.gov

DIRECTOR (vacancy)
Deputy Director Herbert H. Jackson, Jr., Acting


Equal Employment Opportunity Managing Director Mark A. Paras, Acting

Chief Administrative Officer Herbert H. Jackson, Jr.
Chief Financial Officer Steven T. Shedd
Chief of Staff Richard G. Davis, Acting
General Counsel Kerry L. Miller, Acting
Superintendent of Documents Laurie Hall

CHIEF OFFICERS
Acquisition Lorna E. Baptiste-Jones
Human Capital Dan M. Mielke
Information Wesam Musa
Public Relations Gary Somerset
Security LaMont R. Vernon
Technology Richard G. Davis

MANAGING DIRECTORS
Customer Services Sandra K. MacAfee
Labor Relations Melissa Hatfield
Library Services and Content Management Laurie Hall
Official Journals of Government Lyle L. Green
Plant Operations John W. Crawford
Security and Intelligent Documents Stephen G. LeBlanc
https://www.gpo.gov/who-we-are/our-agency/leadership
Inspector General Melinda M. Miguel
https://www.gpo.gov/who-we-are/our-agency/inspector-general/overview-and-hotline

The above list of key personnel was updated 9–2018.

The above list of key personnel was updated 9–2018.

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

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.

https://www.gpo.gov/who-we-are/our-agency/history

Activities

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 agency disseminates Federal information products through a sales program, a nationwide distribution network of Federal depository libraries, the Federal Digital System (FDsys), and the free U.S. Government information service known as Govinfo, which will replace FDsys. The public can already access hundreds of thousands of Federal Government document titles by visiting the Govinfo website.

https://www.gpo.gov/who-we-are/our-agency/mission-vision-and-goals

Sources of Information

Annual Reports / Budget Submissions

An annual report archives and budget submission archives are available on the "Congressional Relations" web page.

https://www.gpo.gov/who-we-are/our-agency/congressional-relations

Ben's Guide

An educational website for children and young adults, Ben's Guide has learning adventures for the apprentice level (ages 4–8), journeyperson level (ages 9–13), and master level (ages 14 and older).

https://bensguide.gpo.gov

Blog

"Government Book Talk" offers reviews of new and popular publications, talking about forthcoming and out-of-print books. The blog spotlights the variety of Government publications that are available and the scope of their influence.

https://govbooktalk.gpo.gov

Bookstore

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

GPO procurement services teams post open term contract and one-time bid solicitations online.

https://www.gpo.gov/how-to-work-with-us/vendors/contract-opportunities

Small purchase solicitations are posted on the "Quick Quote" website.

https://contractorconnection.gpo.gov/OpenJobs.aspx

Career Opportunities

The GPO provides other Government agencies with services for the printing, publishing, distribution, and storage of digital content. To deliver these services successfully, it relies on creative, energetic, and talented professionals representing diverse trades and administrative fields.

https://www.gpo.gov/who-we-are/careers/how-to-apply

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP)

The CGP is a searchable Federal publications catalog that contains descriptive information on recent and historical publications, as well as links to some complete documents. Users may search the catalog by agency, keywords, subject, and title.

https://catalog.gpo.gov/F?RN=785806650

Congressional Relations

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

https://www.gpo.gov/who-we-are/our-agency/congressional-relations

Federal Depository Libraries

A Federal depository library directory is available online.

https://catalog.gpo.gov/fdlpdir/FDLPdir.jsp

Federal Lawmaking

An outline of the Federal lawmaking process—starting with the introduction of a bill by a Member of the Congress, continuing through its passage by both Chambers, and culminating in the President's approval—is available online in Portable Document Format (PDF).

https://www.gpo.gov/docs/default-source/media-kit-files/how-a-bill-becomes-a-Law.pdf

Govinfo

Free public access to the full text of official publications from the three branches of the Federal Government is available at Govinfo. The website also serves as a standards-compliant preservation repository, offers advanced search engine capabilities, and functions as a content management system to control digital content throughout its lifecycle.

https://www.govinfo.gov

History

The GPO opened for business several weeks before Confederate artillery opened fire on a Federal fort in Charleston Harbor. Within 18 months of the first salvo, the GPO had readied one of the most significant documents in American history for President Abraham Lincoln's signature. To learn more about the 1862 war order that acted as a precursor to the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863, watch the video "Lincoln and His Printers: GPO in the Civil War."

https://www.gpo.gov/who-we-are/our-agency/history

A GPO timeline and short history of making electronic Government information accessible to the public is available online.

https://www.govinfo.gov/about/history

Media Kit

The GPO media kit contains links to access resources and to download information that may be useful for reporters and Federal agency customers. It also has a list of links providing easy access to the agency's social media sites. For additional information, contact the Public Relations team. Phone, 202-512-1957.

https://www.gpo.gov/who-we-are/news-media/media-kit

News / Press Releases

The GPO posts the latest news and maintains a news archive, from 1997 to the present, on its website. Phone, 202-512-1957. Fax, 202-512-1998.

https://www.gpo.gov/who-we-are/news-media/news-and-press-releases

Offices / Distribution Centers

Contact information for nationwide offices and the Laurel, MD, and Pueblo, CO, distribution centers is available on the GPO website.

https://www.gpo.gov/who-we-are/our-agency/office-locations

Organizational Chart

The GPO posts its organizational chart in Portable Document Format (PDF) for viewing and downloading.

https://www.gpo.gov/docs/default-source/media-kit-files/gpo_organization_05_18.pdf

Oversight

The Office of the Inspector General from the GPO posts reports and data on Oversight.gov, a text-searchable repository of reports that Federal Inspectors General publish. The Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency operates and maintains the website to increase public access to independent and authoritative information on the Federal Government.

https://oversight.gov

Social Media

The GPO maintains a presence on six social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Pinterest. Links to these sites are listed together in one location on the "Media Kit" web page.

https://www.gpo.gov/who-we-are/news-media/media-kit

Style Manual

An official guide to the form and style of Federal Government publishing is available online.

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/GPO-STYLEMANUAL-2016/pdf/GPO-STYLEMANUAL-2016.pdf
https://www.gpo.gov/contact.htm | Email: ContactCenter@gpo.gov

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