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Barry McVay's FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH

DATE: August 8, 2000

FROM: Barry McVay, CPCM

SUBJECT: Federal Property Management Regulations (FPMR); Relocation of Federal Information Resources Management Regulation (FIRMR) Provisions Relating to the Use of Government Telephone Systems

SOURCE: Federal Register, August 8, 2000, Vol. 65, No. 153, page 48392

AGENCIES: Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration (GSA)

ACTION: Extension of Interim Rule

SYNOPSIS: GSA is extending the effective date of FPMR Part 101-35, Telecommunications Management Policy, from August 8, 2000, to August 8, 2001.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The FPMR is Chapter 101 of Title 41 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

EFFECTIVE DATE: The interim rule was effective from August 8, 1996, through August 8, 1998, then extended to August 8, 1999, then extended again to August 8, 2000. The period of effectiveness is further extended through August 8, 2001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: R. Stewart Randall, Jr., Office of Governmentwide Policy, 202-501-4469.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: On August 8, 1996, the Federal Information Resources Management Regulation (FIRMR) was abolished because of the repeal of the Brooks Automatic Data Processing Act of 1965 by the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996. However, some of the provisions of the FIRMR pertaining to telecommunications were not covered by the Brooks Automatic Data Processing Act and remained in effect. Therefore, FIRMR Sections 201-20.306, 201-21.600, 201-21.601, 201-21.602, 201-24.101, 201-24.101-1, 201-24.101-2, 201-24.101-3, 201-24.102, 201.24.106, and 201-24.203-1 were moved temporarily by FPMR Interim Rule F-1 to a new FPMR Subchapter F, Management and Use of Telecommunications Resources, which consists of Part 101-35, Telecommunications Management Policy. The temporary move was to remain in effect until August 8, 1998, but GSA extended the expiration date until August 8, 1999, then extended it again until August 8, 2000. GSA is further extending the expiration date of FPMR Interim Rule F-1 to August 8, 2001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry McVay at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to BarryMcVay@FedGovContracts.com.

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