ABSTRACT

Federal Protective Service: Projected Outcomes of the New Fee Structure on Tenant Agencies' Costs   [open pdf - 718KB]

From the Document: "The Federal Protective Service (FPS) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for protecting more than 9,000 federal buildings and ensuring the safety of the people within them--federal employees, contractors, and visitors, including members of the public. FPS is completely funded by the fees it charges agencies for its services--such as the basic security fee it charges to agencies for buildings under its protection--and does not receive a direct appropriation. We reported in June 2008 and May 2011 that FPS had not analyzed its basic security fee structure and did not know the extent to which the structure resulted in some facilities subsidizing others. Since that time, FPS took steps to improve its oversight of its basic security fee and in fiscal year 2020 implemented fundamental changes to the fee structure. In response to FPS's fiscal year 2020 change, you asked us to provide information on the new fee structure. This report describes: [1] the change FPS made in fiscal year 2020 to its basic security fee structure, and [2] how this change affects tenant agencies' costs."

Report Number:
GAO-21-311R
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Date:
2021-03-01
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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