Public Printer of the United States


Public Printer of the United States

Infobox Person
name = Robert C. Tapella



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The title of Public Printer of the United States refers to the official head of the Government Printing Office (GPO). Pursuant to USC Title 44, Section 301, this officer must be nominated by the President of the United States and approved by the United States Senate. By law, The Public Printer must be highly skilled in the areas of bookbinding and printing to qualify for the post, although recent changes to the GPO's operating model have made skills in electronic information dissemination a more crucial criterion for appointment. Robert C. Tapella is the 25th Public Printer.

Responsibities

The Public Printer is responsible for the administration of the GPO. The GPO, a service agency of the government, provides electronic access to and produces most printed matter for government, including The Congressional Record, Supreme Court decisions, passports, tax forms, internal government documents, and agency publications. The GPO does not print money, as that is a duty of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

External links

* [http://www.gpo.gov Government Printing Office]
* [http://www.piworld.com/story/pressstory.bsp?sid=79900&var=story Robert C. Tapella Becomes Public Printer]


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