Forest Service Uses GSA’s Total Workplace to Create Wide Open Workspaces

The U.S. Forest Service (part of the Department of Agriculture) recently reconfigured the workspaces at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. with help from GSA’s Total Workplace team.

Mina Wright’s team in the National Capitol Region (Stephanie Leedom and Niel Mahimtura) used Total Workplace methodology and tools to help USDA come up with the best possible space.

This project was so successful that the USDA is using it as a template for a U.S. Forest Service office in Albuquerque that will lead to a huge reduction of space and significantly reduce their $8 million annual rent bill.

For any government agency considering a look at their workspace, the Total Workplace Program is broad and encompasses regional operations as well as agency-wide changes.