[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 73 (Friday, April 17, 2009)]
[Pages 17866-17867]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-8884]



Federal Management Regulation; Conversion to Commercial Payment 
Processes for Postage

AGENCY: General Services Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Notice of a bulletin.


SUMMARY: The General Services Administration (GSA) is announcing 
Federal Management Regulation (FMR) Bulletin G-02, which extends the 
previous 12-month deviation granted by GSA Bulletin FMR G-01 regarding 
conversion to commercial payment processes for postage. The deviation 

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being extended another 12 months to allow for more time for comments on 
the proposed amendments that were announced in the proposed rule on 
mail accountability published in the Federal Register on January 9, 
2009 (74 FR 870). GSA Bulletin FMR G-02 and all FMR bulletins may be 
found at http://www.gsa.gov/fmrbulletin.

DATES: This bulletin is effective from April 13, 2009, until April 13, 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, contact 
Ken Stacey, Program Director, Mail Management Policy, Office of 
Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration, Washington, DC 
20405, at (202) 501-1786 or [email protected]. Please cite Bulletin 
FMR G-02.


A. Background

    GSA regulations initially published in the Federal Register June 6, 
2002 (67 FR 38899) require that all payments to the United States 
Postal Service must be made using commercial payment processes, not 
OMAS (Official Mail Accounting System). The initial conversion date of 
October 1, 2003, was subsequently changed to December 31, 2003 by 
amendment in the Federal Register on September 29, 2003 (68 FR 56112). 
If agencies did not convert by that date, they were required to submit 
a deviation request for an extension. If granted, the deviations could 
last for no longer than a two-year period per internal GSA policy, at 
which time agencies had to request another deviation.
    FMR Bulletin G-01 was published in the Federal Register on May 13, 
2008 (73 FR 27540) with an effective date of April 11, 2008, until 
April 13, 2009. FMR Bulletin G-02 extends the provisions of FMR 
Bulletin G-01 until April 13, 2010. GSA Bulletin FMR G-02 and all FMR 
bulletins may be found at http://www.gsa.gov/fmrbulletin.

    Dated: April 13, 2009.
Russell H. Pentz,
Assistant Deputy Associate Administrator.
[FR Doc. E9-8884 Filed 4-16-09; 8:45 am]