GSA Chief Resigns Amid Reports of Excessive Spending
The chief of the General Services Administration is resigning and two of her top deputies have been fired amid reports of excessive spending at a training conference that featured a mindreader, a clown and a comedian.
GSA Administrator Martha Johnson submitted her resignation to the White House on Monday. Public Buildings Service chief Robert A. Peck and Johnson’s top adviser, Stephen Leeds, were forced out Monday, White House officials said. Another GSA manager who organized the four-day conference has been placed on adminstrative leave pending further action.
The resignations come as the agency’s inspector general prepares to release a scathing report on the training conference, held at a luxury hotel outside Las Vegas in October 2010.