Last month, workers at the General Services Administration made the final move over to their new offices at 1800 F Street. It was a big adjustment for many employees who now have to reserve their workspace in a hoteling system, and an even bigger change for GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini, who traded in the administrator’s office for an open workspace like everyone else.
GSA’s role in this, however, is bigger than just occupying its new space — it also is working closely with other agencies to get them on board as well. The Department of Homeland Security, Health and Human Services Department, Fish U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Agriculture Department have saved more than $70 million combined, by consolidating office space.
In the last part of FedScoop’s series, “How real estate may shape the future federal workforce,” we sit down with Tangherlini in an exclusive interview where he talks about what he and his GSA colleagues have been doing to get other agencies on board and create a new model for the government workplace.
Watch the first part here.