An update on GSA’s SmartPay program

July 28, 2014 — This week on “Amtower Off Center”, host Mark Amtower interviews David Shea, director of the Office of Charge Card Management at the General Services Administration, on all aspects of the government’s SmartPay charge card.

Topics include:

  • total spend for FY 2013 and ytd spend for FY 2014
  • extensive training and safety controls for SmartPay card spending
  • agency best practices for managing the SmartPay card
  • new areas where SmartPay is being used ($6 billion of the total was at $10,000 per purchase or above)
  • tips for contractors accepting the SmartPay card, including processing at Level 3 (accepting the cards for GSA orders under $3,000 is required of all Schedule holders)

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