[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 175 (Monday, September 12, 2005)]
[Pages 53797-53798]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-17952]



Federal Management Regulation; Motor Vehicle Management; Notice 
ofGSA Bulletin FMR B-9

AGENCY: Office of Governmentwide Policy, General ServicesAdministration 

ACTION: Notice of a bulletin.


SUMMARY: This notice announces GSA Federal ManagementRegulation (FMR) 
Bulletin B-9. This bulletin provides guidance toExecutive Branch 
agencies (other Federal entities are encouraged to followthis guidance) 
on the development and maintenance of documented structuredvehicle 
allocation methodologies for agency fleets, i.e.,vehicles that are 
agency-owned, leased from the General ServicesAdministration (GSA), or 
commercially-leased. Agency adherence to such amethodology will help to 
ensure that agency vehicle fleets are notover-costly, are correctly 
sized in terms of numbers, and are theappropriate type for 
accomplishing agency missions. GSA Bulletin FMRB-9 may be found at 

DATES: The bulletin announced in this notice iseffective August 26, 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT For clarification of content, contact 
General Services Administration,Office of Governmentwide Policy, Office 
of Travel, Transportation and AssetManagement, at (202) 501-1777. 
Please cite Bulletin FMRB-9.


A. Background

    In April 2002, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requested 
thatall Executive Branch agencies take a closer look at their fleet 
managementoperations, particularly the size of their fleets. In 
coordination withOMB, information was collected from the agencies using 
a survey developedby the Federal Fleet Policy Council (FEDFLEET) and 
GSA's Vehicle ManagementPolicy Division. The results of the survey 
indicated a number ofdeficiencies in the fleet management operations of 
the agencies. Aninteragency working group of FEDFLEET members 
recommended correctiveactions, including the establishment, within each 
agency, of a documentedstructured vehicle allocation methodology to 
identify the optimalallocation of the agency vehicles in terms of 
number and configuration ofthose vehicles. The need for such a 
methodology was further validated in aMay 2004 Government 
Accountability Office report on the acquisition andmanagement of 
Federal motor vehicles.
    The guidance provided in FMR Bulletin B-9 includes a descriptionof 
the methodology and resultant optimal vehicle allocation, an example 
ofthe methodology both in narrative and in standardized format, how 
themethodology and resultant optimal vehicle allocation should be 
recorded,the sources for development of the methodology and resultant 
optimalvehicle allocation, what actions Federal executive agencies 
should take asa result of the bulletin, and a contact for further 
information and/or comments.

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B. Procedures

    Bulletins regarding motor vehicle management are located on the 
Internetat www.gsa.gov/bulletins as Federal Management Regulation(FMR) 

    Dated: September 2, 2005.
Thomas J. Horan,
Deputy Director.
[FR Doc. 05-17952 Filed 9-9-05; 8:45 am]