Federal Eye: New GSA administrator answers the call — literally

Talk about phoning it in! Newly minted General Services Administrator Martha N. Johnson was formally sworn into office on Sunday evening — by telephone.

Acting Administrator Steve Leeds called Johnson at her Annapolis home and administered the oath of office, the agency said
Tuesday. Johnson’s husband, Steve, served as the official witness.

The oath-of-office-by-phone is perfectly legal and was necessary because of the weekend snowstorm, the agency said.

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