From: Public Printer
Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 10:26 AM

To: GPO-EMPLOYEES
Subject: A Message from the Public Printer

Dear GPO-er,

Thanks to the good work of all, we have managed to turn GPO in a new direction, one that promises a positive future for our great agency for many years to come.

In the last three years we have: 

Now, after three and a half years of helping you to achieve the above results and much, much more, it is time for Nora and me to begin the plans for return to our home in Nevada.  As you know, my pledge to you and the President was to remain as Public Printer for the 3 to 5 years it would take to reposition GPO for the future.

I have advised the President that I will continue to serve until a new Public Printer is chosen.  I want to assure you that I will work hard to make a smooth transition of leadership so that GPO does not miss a step going forward.

But, at the end of the day it is up to you.  Just as you have helped build the new, 21st century GPO, it is you who must continue to move the agency forward, every day.  I wouldn't leave if I was not sure you could do it.

Bruce James
Public Printer of the United States

United States Government Printing Office
Washington, DC 20401