Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Get focused on the new building

By now most people know that NCI is moving to Shady Grove in 2013. GSA has a contract with a building to design and build the facility to NCI/GSA specifications. The building will be "environmentally friendly", but it has become clear to many of us that it will be less "family friendly". There are no plans for an on-site child care center.


Until the issue was raised, plans included only one lactation room in the complex. That number has now been expanded, I think to 3. None of the windowed offices are 'private' as they will have 1/4 to 3/4 wall to window ratio for the interior wall. This is to allow sunlight to filter in to the core of the building. Those offices--which are designated for GS-13 equivalent and above--will not have blinds to offer privacy for those of us who prefer to pump while at our desks.

An additional survey is planned to measure NCI staff support for child care and other amenities. I urge you to complete the survey when it's distributed.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for highlighting these issues. Here is the link if you want to comment now on the proposals to work in a goldfish bowl!