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GAO reviewed the General Services Administration (GSA) depot system for storing and distributing commonly used supply items.

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Recommendations for Executive Action

Agency Affected Recommendation Status
General Services Administration 1. The Administrator of General Services should direct the Commissioner of the Federal Supply Service to immediately begin action to consolidate its depot system and assess the benefits of consolidating the inventory management and procurement functions along with the depot consolidation.
Closed - Implemented
As of June 30, 1986, the Federal Supply Service has taken action to close two additional depots beyond the seven included in the original report recommendations. The GSA depot system is still under study and additional depots may be closed as a result of these studies. According to GSA, these closings resulted in overall savings to the government.

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