Consumer Product Safety Commission—Purchase of Gift Cards
B-323122, Aug 24, 2012
The Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC) appropriated funds are not available to purchase and distribute gift cards as an incentive to join the Neighborhood Safety Network (NSN). CPSC has not established that the distribution of gift cards is essential to achieve a specific CPSC statutory responsibility. Further, under the facts considered here, CPSC may not direct its contractor to use contract funds to purchase gift cards for distribution as an incentive to increase NSN membership.