Heartland Public Buildings Service News

Heartland Public Buildings News

December 2016

Greetings, fellow federal leaders!

Kevin RothmierIt is a privilege to serve as acting Regional Commissioner of the Heartland Public Buildings Service for fiscal year 2017 while Allison Azevedo is on assignment in Washington, D.C. In this role, I will have the unique opportunity to partner with many of you in the coming months.

I’m working with my account management team to solidify formal client outreach visits with Internal Revenue Service, Citizenship and Immigration Services, Veterans Affairs and the Courts. I also anticipate and welcome meetings, calls and collaboration sessions with many more customer agencies.

One area I’d like to emphasize in 2017 is early partnership regarding space requirements. Nationally, GSA is working to bring consistency to the requirements process and to align the phases of the space assignment lifecycle with the PBS project delivery lifecycle. Details should be available within your national organizations in the near future.

While we have a strong history of cross-agency collaboration in the Heartland, I believe we have opportunities for improvement. By continuing to strengthen our partnerships, we will help mitigate the risk of costly lease extensions and provide adequate time for the government to strategically negotiate and secure mission-driven space actions for the mutual benefit of federal agencies and taxpayers.

These efforts align with Heartland PBS’s top priorities -- which are ingrained in our regional culture. They are: safety, compliance, taxpayers and you -- our customers! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or my account management team to share ideas, to seek innovative solutions or to let us know how we can better support you and your agencies’ missions.

Sincerely,

Kevin D Rothmier (signature)

Kevin D. Rothmier
PBS Regional Commissioner (acting)

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