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Testing Of Remote Call Center Could Lead GSA To Vacate Hyattsville Office

The office building at 6511 Americas Blvd. in Hyattsville

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is beta testing a new technology that could allow its employees to work remotely and shrink the agency's footprint.

The General Services Administration is extending FEMA's 54K SF lease for a call center in Hyattsville for four years, but said a successful beta test could lead it to terminate the lease after that, the Washington Business Journal reports

The call center is in the office building at 6511 Americas Blvd., next to the Regal Cinemas near The Mall at Prince George's. While the footprint is relatively small, terminating the lease would take away a government tenant from the county that already has a smaller federal footprint than most of D.C.'s other neighbors. 

A successful beta test of the remote call center technology could also pave the way for more federal government agencies to give back space, further reducing the footprint of the D.C. area's largest occupier of office space. 

Related Topics: FEMA, The GSA, Hyattsville