Employment of Publicity Experts [Best Available Copy]

A-61553: May 10, 1935

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The Chairman of the House Committee on Interastate and Foreign Commerce requested GAO's interpretation of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Act, as it relates to the employment of publicity experts. Further, the Chairman asked if GAO had ever made a ruling holding that the act was not construed as preventing the employment of persons to carry on publicity activities.

GAO stated that it has had no occasion to render a decision construing the statute. Further, GAO found that the employment of personnel to prepare "press releases" and "magazine articles" on the activities of the corporation would appear out of harmony with the purposes of the act, but not necessarily in conflict with its specific provisions.

Nov 24, 2017

  • FEI Systems
    We deny the protest in part and dismiss it in part.

Nov 22, 2017

Nov 21, 2017

  • A-P-T Research, Inc.
    We deny the protest in part and dismiss the protest in part.

Nov 20, 2017

Nov 16, 2017

  • HBI-GF, JV
    We deny the protest.
  • Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc.
    We dismiss the protest because it raises a matter of contract administration over which we do not exercise jurisdiction.

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