June 14, 2017: Tom Sharpe, the Commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), and Kevin Y. Page, the Deputy Commissioner at FAS, told their staffs on Monday, June 12, 2017, that they are leaving their offices on Saturday, June 24, 2017. Sharpe said in an e-mail sent to his staff, that he plans to retire from the federal government on June 24 and pursue other opportunities. Page said in an e-mail to staff that his last day would be June 24. Both resignations occur in the wake of GSA officials’ decision to merge the Technology Transformation Service (TTS) into FAS and make the Commissioner’s job a political one instead of a career job. Page, who started working at GSA in 2011, didn’t say what he would do next. GSA is an independent federal government agency.