The General Services Administration has launched a new program to provide virtual resources to federal organizations that seek to decrease their real estate footprint.
Total Workplace is an initiative that seeks to reduce the number of government facilities and foster collaborations between agencies, GSA said Thursday.
Four government agencies have signed up for the campaign, including the departments of Health and Human Services and Homeland Security; Fish and Wildlife Service; and the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
“We are replacing buildings built around hierarchies from an era where people used the telegraph with workspaces more suited to today’s world,” GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini said.
Charles Hardy, GSA’s chief Total Workplace officer, said the agency aims to give federal workers instant access to information and tools so they can accomplish tasks and deliver services on time.
GSA looks to save $24.4 million in lease payments per year through Total Workplace.