Today’s work is radically different than it was 20 years ago: organizations are less hierarchical, processes are more collaborative, and mobile technologies provide people with robust tools to perform complex work anywhere – at any time. Moreover, the next generation workforce has very different norms and expectations about the workplace than do prior generations. In the past, most federal agencies viewed the workplace as little more than a static physical container for work, that reinforced status through rank based standards.
This view is completely out of step with our modern world of mobile devices and fluid team based organizational processes. The Workplace Strategy program views the workplace as an integrated system of space and technology that enables work, wherever it occurs. We believe it takes an integrated planning, and change management approach to optimally leverage space and technology to lower costs and positively impact the performance and satisfaction of People. Consider whether your workplace reflects the work of today or the work of yesterday. Workplace Strategy can provide you with the resources and tools to evaluate the optimal way to align your workplace to your work.
What can we do for you?
National Workplace Engagement
The GSA partners with agencies to create a customized workplace program to advance new workplace strategies across their real estate portfolio. This approach allows the agency to meet business, sustainability and real estate goals. A more mobile and flexible environment supported by information technology allows agencies to reduce costs and energy consumption. The Workplace Strategy assists in achieving real estate reductions while allowing organizations to collaborate and concentrate within their office space.
Pilot /Demonstration Program
This program identifies and implements targeted smallscale pilot work areas to test new working environments within the agencies space. This test area can serve as a catalyst for broad implementation across their real estate portfolio.
The program focuses on working with customers to determine techniques, milestones, methods and implementation of change throughout their organizations. The goal is to transition individuals, teams and organizations to a desired future state by addressing the rationale for the change, the project vision and the key benefits.
Furniture & Information Technology (FIT) Initiative
This program is a national funding initiative to help federal agencies by providing furniture and IT where agencies are interested in developing more effective and efficient work space. It helps to create a place where people want to come to work. The program goals also encourage and support improved collaboration, productivity, space utilization while reducing energy and carbon use.
Traveler reimbursement is based on the location of the work activities and not the accommodations, unless lodging is not available at the work activity, then the agency may authorize the rate where lodging is obtained.
Unless otherwise specified, the per diem locality is defined as "all locations within, or entirely surrounded by, the corporate limits of the key city, including independent entities located within those boundaries."
Per diem localities with county definitions shall include"all locations within, or entirely surrounded by, the corporate limits of the key city as well as the boundaries of the listed counties, including independent entities located within the boundaries of the key city and the listed counties (unless otherwise listed separately)."
When a military installation or Government - related facility(whether or not specifically named) is located partially within more than one city or county boundary, the applicable per diem rate for the entire installation or facility is the higher of the rates which apply to the cities and / or counties, even though part(s) of such activities may be located outside the defined per diem locality.