Self steps down at GSA
Charlie Self, the man many believe is responsible for bringing the concept of seat management to government, is retiring after 34 years of government service.
Self, deputy commissioner for the General Services Administration's Federal Technology Service, will leave July 31. He has worked at GSA since 1985 and has been the deputy commissioner for three years.
Self said he plans to take some time off to play golf in Ireland and do some other traveling before looking for part-time work in the private sector.
"It is about time to retire," he said. "I'm looking for some balance in my life. I'm tired of working 10- to 12-hour days. My wife quit this summer, too, and we want to travel more."