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Departmental Regulation 1620-002

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Office of Procurement and Property Management

USDA SPACE MANAGEMENT POLICY

1 PURPOSE

This regulation establishes USDA policy for the acquisition, management and disposition of office and related space (USDA-owned, -leased, and GSA-controlled). This policy includes guidance on: collocation; utilization rates and space standards; resource sharing; lease provisions; and mechanisms for controlling Rent charges and charges to agency space budgets. It also assigns responsibilities for implementation of this policy.

2 SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS/CANCELLATION

a This regulation is effective upon issuance and shall be implemented pursuant to 5 U.S.C. Chapter 71.
b This regulation supersedes DR 1620-2, USDA Space Management Policy, dated July 28, 1997.
c This regulation supersedes all Space Allocation Standards currently in place for USDA agencies.
d USDA agencies will ensure compliance with the Rural Development Act of 1972 (86 Stat. 674), when making location decisions. See the USDA Leasing Handbook, Chapter II – Acquisition Plan, for specific requirements.

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