With half of GSA’s private leases set to expire in the next five years, the agency and its Public Buildings Services has a chance to shrink the government’s real estate footprint.
Current and former federal real property experts have suggested a civilian version of the Defense Department’s controversial base realignment and closure (BRAC) process.
AFGE is calling for “immediate transfer” of more than 2,000 federal employees at a multiagency facility in St. Louis with a history of hazardous materials mismanagement, including lead and asbestos.
Dan Mathews, the commissioner of GSA’s Public Building Service, said Tuesday that the agency will focus the bulk of its attention in the coming years on right-sizing about 1,100 leases that make up the “vast majority of the money.”
Lawmakers are looking to get their arms around ways to sell or redevelop underused real estate owned by the federal government. But in order to do that, they’ll need to drill down on the General Services Administration’s ongoing catalog of more than 300,000 government-owned assets.
Rep. Gerry Connolly sends letter to GSA’s inspector general to look into why agency officials abandoned plans to consolidate the FBI under one roof.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee members want a full briefing from GSA on its new plan for the FBI headquarters.
GSA’s Dan Mathews pledged during his Aug. 3 swearing in ceremony to meet federal real estate needs with taxpayers’ best interests in mind.
Dan Mathews previously worked as the Republican staff director for the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.