House Oversight Committee Posts GSA Talent Video

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee posted a video featuring a General Services Administration employee joking about GSA spending and inspector general investigations.

The video was given an award during the 2010 Western Region Conference, which was the subject of an inspector general’s investigation into lavish spending and led to the resignation of GSA Administrator Martha Johnson and the firing of two high-level employees.

The video parodies Bruno Mars’ Lazy Song with an employee singing about what he would do if made a commissioner at GSA, saying he would buy field offices whatever they can’t afford and never be under investigation from the Office of the Inspector General, among other things.

The song was part of a talent show for the conference’s “Capstone Dinner.” The footage of the event also shows Deputy Commissioner of the Public Building Service David Foley presenting the employee an award and jokes being made about “paying for the party that was held in the commissioner’s suite last night” along with Oversight Committee Member Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.) wanting to talk to him about promises he made in the song.


The video was provided by GSA’s OIG.

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