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May 27, 2014

GSA is cutting back on size of its office space

  • The goal is to have 150 square feet per employee in buildings it already occupies. If it moves or reconfigures space, that will drop to 136 square feet.
  • By LYNN PORTER
    Journal Staff Reporter

    At a recent panel discussion in Seattle, James E. Truhan showed a photo of the head of the U.S. General Services Administration sitting at a small desk surrounded by fellow employees at the agency's headquarters in Washington, D.C.

    Truhan, who is in charge of workplace strategies for the GSA's Region 10, which covers Alaska, Washington Oregon and Idaho, said the photo illustrates the federal government's push to reduce the amount of office space it uses, and make workspaces more collaborative and efficient.


     
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