Government buildings were evacuated on Tuesday, but some things are essential—even after an Earthquake. For the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), that means publishing the Congressional Record and the Federal Register.
Established 150 years ago, the GPO is a central source for publication and organization of Federal Government information in both print and digital formats. It produces products for all three branches of government.
According to a GPO Press Release issued yesterday, after an evacuation and inspection, “approximately 100 essential employees . . . worked through the night” to produce the Congressional Record, Senate Calendar, and the daily Federal Register. The GPO has never failed to deliver the Federal Register in the publication’s 76 year history.