The Government Publishing Office has renewed a contract with FedEx Office to continue a publishing program that makes it easier for federal employees to print and manage their documents.
GPO is extending its partnership with the shipping and printing giant to keep running GPOExpress, a procurement program which gives government employees access to last-minute, low-cost printing, binding and shipping through FedEx Office retail stores, all with the swipe of a card.
The contract renewal will also bring improvements to the program — more ways to digitally meet agencies’ publishing needs, GPO announced Monday.
“The new contract provides cardholders with improved online print ordering and document management tools including a no cost online catalog where documents can be accessed and printed on demand by authorized users,” according to the press release.
The updates will make the website much more intuitive while adding newer functions by simplifying the search option, and the creation and pricing tools, GPO Managing Director of Customer Services Bruce Seger said. For example, now it will be easier to print both colored and black and white pages in the same job.
“It’s nothing sexy, but the user improvements we are making will make the site much, much easier to navigate and use,” he said.
GPOExpress also gives agencies up to 80 percent off their orders on standard FedEx Office retail options, according to its website. The program also offers estimates and proofs, document scanning, finishing, signs, posters, and other publishing services.
“GPO continues to find ways for Federal agencies to save money and maximize their resources,” GPO Director Davita Vance-Cooks said in the press release. “The GPOExpress program is a good option and one of the many choices GPO provides Federal agencies”.
Since its 2005 launch, GPOExpress completed more than 145,000 orders and is used by more than 1,800 locations. The site regularly fluctuates between 3,500 and 4,000 employees since it requires annual re-enrollment, Seger said.
Government workers can sign up to become a GPOExpress cardholder here.
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