- Public Printer of the United States
name = Robert C. Tapella
caption = Public Printer of the United States
known_for = Printing
occupation = 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 Statesand approved by the United States Senate. By law, The Public Printer must be highly skilled in the areas of bookbindingand printingto 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. Tapellais the 25th Public Printer.
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.
* [http://www.gpo.gov Government Printing Office]
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