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Calexico, San Ysidro Land Ports of Entry in the President’s Budget
President's 2015 Budget Request includes major investments in the nation's public buildings
March 4, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC. – Today, the U.S. General Services Administration announced major construction and repair projects for public buildings outlined in President Obama's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request. The Administration’s Budget request calls for important, common sense investments in the nation’s public buildings managed by U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). These investments would enable GSA to properly maintain and improve the real estate assets owned and paid for by the American people.
The Administration’s 2015 Budget includes investments in Calexico and San Diego, California.
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Courts, federal agencies learn how to transform workplaces
Earlier this week GSA hosted an educational event highlighting the benefits of the agency's Total Workplace initiative and the new Furniture and Information Technology (FIT) program at its own adaptively reused regional headquarters at 50 United Nations Plaza in San Francisco. 50 representatives from 12 agencies and the U.S. Courts participated in open discussions with GSA subject matter experts on how to reduce office space, foster collaboration, and save taxpayer dollars. More on workplace transformation >
Region nearly doubles CFC contributions
Pacific Rim employees rallied to support the 2013 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) and produced amazing results. The region’s contributions rose to more than $53,500 in 2013, a $20,000 increase over the 2012 donated amount. Established by Executive Order over 50 years ago, CFC is the largest workplace giving campaign in the world and the only campaign authorized to solicit and collect contributions from federal employees on behalf of charitable organizations.
SF Recology offers tips on recycling
Waste Zero Specialist Daniel Kling from SF Recology visited 50 United Nations Plaza to help federal tenants with food waste and container recycling. Here are three tips to make sorting easier:
FOOD WASTE / / Scrape the majority of food waste into the compost bin before dropping the container in the recycling bin. (Recyclers must divert contaminated containers to landfill.)
COFFEE CUPS / / Coffee lids and sleeves belong in the recycling bin; the paper cups themselves go into the compost bin.
BOTTLE CAPS / / Bottle caps should remain on both plastic and glass bottles for recycling.