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GSA unveils new approach to office space

GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini said a new approach to office space will save money and improve how agencies meet their missions. DHS, HHS, Interior and USDA all are on board to try out the Total Workplace initiative. Read the full story.

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The End of Cube Farms
As part of the renovation of its headquarters building in Washington, D.C., the General Services Administration did away with office cube farms and private offices. Instead, employees now work in open spaces, use software to reserve desks and conference rooms in advance and are strongly encouraged to telework often.

GSA's new headquarters building on 18th and F Streets in Washington includes a glass atrium over the new entrance on C Street.

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The End of Cube Farms
The new hallways are encased in glass to let more natural light into to the workspaces.

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The End of Cube Farms
Each employee can use an online system to reserve a desk. Every workstation includes a keyboard, mouse, 22 inch monitor and laptop docking station.

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The End of Cube Farms
The open floor plan lets employees collaborate more easily.

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The End of Cube Farms
Employees can reserve conference rooms for meetings or if they need privacy to do their work.

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The End of Cube Farms
A GSA employee stands at his personal locker. Each GSA employee receives a 18"x18"x12" locker with a digital combination lock to keep work files or personal items.
The Total Workplace Initiative
GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini details the new Total Workplace initiative at the agency's renovated headquarters in Washington Thursday.
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