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This OES-16 East  GeoColor satellite image taken Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, at 11:40 a.m. EDT., and provided by NOAA, shows Tropical Storm Henri in the Atlantic Ocean. Henri was expected to intensify into a hurricane by Saturday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Impacts could be felt in New England states by Sunday, including on Cape Cod, which is teeming with tens of thousands of summer tourists. (NOAA via AP)

Agencies draw up new plans for preparing employees, federal facilities for climate change

A total of 23 agencies have detailed new climate change strategies, part of their response to a January executive order from President Joe Biden.

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(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)The General Services Administration (GSA) building is seen, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Washington. General Service Administrator Emily Murphy, the head of the obscure federal government agency that is holding up Joe Biden's presidential transition, appeared to know she might be facing a messy situation after the votes came in. Prior to Nov. 3, Emily Murphy, the head of the General Services Administration, held a Zoom call with Dave Barram, 77, a man who was in her shoes 20 years earlier during the contested 2000 election between George W. Bush and Al Gore. Barram said he advised her to

New Public Buildings Service commissioner says federal employees can expect a lot of changes in the places they work

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(Photo courtesy of the General Services Administration)The new DHS headquarters, which GSA is managing, includes green roofs, and other green buildings features.
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Building back greener: GSA has prime opportunity to lead federal climate change initiative

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GSA’s coronavirus plan for federal offices needs ‘immediate action,’ IG warns

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This undated photo provided by the Luz Escamilla Campaign shows Utah lawmaker and Salt Lake City former mayoral candidate Luz Escamilla with her husband Juan Carlos and three of her children, Aileen, Sol and Cielo, in Salt Lake City. She was among the first candidates to use a new Utah law that allows campaign money to be used for childcare. A small but growing number of states are passing similar measures, something that advocates say will allow more women to run for office amid a historic rise in the number of female candidates around the country. (Brandon Cruz/Luz Escamilla Campaign via AP)

Security at child care centers in federal buildings need significant upgrades

In today’s Federal Newscast, the General Services Administration’s Inspector General found that all 11 of the child care centers it audited failed to meet…

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Not just a landlord, GSA’s Public Buildings Service takes on ‘consultative’ role with tenant agencies

Advances in data analytics have given PBS better insight into its real property portfolio and has helped the agency maximize the efficiency of its buildings.

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GSA property shop sees ‘tremendous opportunity’ for better utilized agency office space

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.

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