The General Services Administration has renewed its contract to connect U.S. federal employees to coworking spaces across the country.
Last year, GSA signed a contract with WeWork and other coworking operators to give employees a place of professional solace during the pandemic. Now, the agency is giving workers access to a variety of other spaces from Expansive, The Yard and WeWork across Denver, San Francisco and Washington D.C.
“Commercial coworking is one of a suite of offerings that GSA is piloting to help agencies adapt to hybrid work, while continuing to meet their mission and deliver for their customers better than ever before,” said a spokesperson for GSA.
This move shows a strong commitment to a hybrid work model on a federal level, giving employees alternative workplace solutions in an era that is increasingly distributed and agile.
“I think it’s really encouraging that GSA is innovating and looking for ways to help show agencies that there is an alternative solution to solving their problems and really experiencing the value propositions for agencies, for their employees and taxpayers on a much faster schedule than if they just tried to do it with the normal solutions,” said Daniel Mathews, head of federal sales at WeWork, who also served as GSA’s Public Building Service commissioner.