After more than a year of negotiations, the General Services Administration and business magnate Donald Trump's organization have inked a deal to redevelop Washington, D.C.'s historic Old Post Office Building into a luxury hotel. Now it's up to Congress, which has 30 days to review the agreement, to finalize the deal.
In most federal offices, the practice of on-the-job-smoking has gone with the wind, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But for some feds, isolated pockets for smokers outside the building need to be pushed even further downwind.
A new bill, introduced by Rep. Susan Davis (D-Calif.) would ban smoking in and near all federal buildings, closing a loophole that exempted many federal buildings from a 2008 directive banning smoking. Previous anti-smoking directives applied only to buildings under GSA\'s custody.
Eric Patterson, director of the Federal Protective Service, said at a recent hearing that reworking the agency\'s current reform programs will help to improve past issues of training, communication and security.
All federal buildings owned or managed by GSA will have their walls adorned with posters and signs with a message from DHS. We get details from GSA\'s Larry Melton.
The Federal Protective Service is putting posters in 9,000 federal buildings this week, along with a special toll-free hotline, urging federal workers to report suspicious activity.
We get analysis from Washington Business Journal Sarah Krouse.
Tomorrow is a red-letter day for federal buildings. The General Services Administration is singling out 18 for top honors in its Design Awards ceremony. Is your building on the list? Thomas Grooms, Director of the…