July 27, 2016

This is the fifth in a series of "Charge Up!" features offered by the Center for Charge Card Management (CCCM) within the Federal Acquisition Service.


GSA’s Center for Charge Card Management (CCCM) is expecting a full house on August 3-5, 2016 for the 2016 GSA SmartPay® Training Forum at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C.  At least 3500 CCCM customers from across the federal government are expected to take part in the event, including Agency Program Coordinators (A/OPCs), Approving Officials, Billing Officials, and other charge card program managers.


The GSA SmartPay Training Forum is a cost-effective opportunity for CCCM’s customers to satisfy the OMB Circular A-123, Appendix B, “Improving the Management of Government Charge Card Programs” requirements for initial and refresher training.  More than 100 unique training sessions have been planned for the Forum with topics ranging from the latest innovative payment solutions to learning how to manage every day program challenges, including fraud detection advancements and delinquency management.  Many of the training sessions offer Continuous Learning Point (CLP) credit.


When not in training, the Forum provides an excellent chance for networking.  Welcome Centers have been set up to give customers an opportunity to meet with the GSA SmartPay Team, contractor banks (J.P Morgan Chase, Citibank, and U.S. Bank), Visa, and MasterCard.   


As in years past, CCCM continues their commitment for a “greener” Forum, cutting down on printed materials, using recycled materials, and encouraging attendees to download the “2016 GSA SmartPay Forum” app. The app, available in both the Google Play and Apple App stores, will be continuously updated to contain the latest event schedule and information.  In addition, course surveys will now be emailed to attendees at the end of each day, rather than distributed on paper at the end of each class.    


Please follow GSA SmartPay on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn, and Google+ for real-time updates from the Forum, current event announcements, and other news and information.


Stay tuned for a recap of the 2016 GSA SmartPay Training Forum in September’s edition of GSA SmartPay’s Charge Up article series!