Agency Snapshot: Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is the agency of the Federal Government that establishes policy for, administers and coordinates most Federal assistance to education. It assists the President in executing his education policies for the nation and in implementing laws enacted by Congress. The Department's mission is to serve America's students—to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. ED’s 4,600 employees and $63.7 billion budget are dedicated to:


  • Establishing policies on Federal financial aid for education, and distributing as well as monitoring those funds.
  • Collecting data on America's schools and disseminating research.
  • Focusing national attention on key educational issues.
  • Prohibiting discrimination and ensuring equal access to education.


Department of Education Freeze the Footprint Baseline

In FY 2015, the Department of Education’s total office and warehouse square footage was 0 square feet - an actual decrease of 1,563,641 since FY 2013.

Agency FY 2012 SF Baseline FY 2013 Total SF FY 2014 Total SF FY 2015 Total SF SF Change FY2012 Baseline to FY2015
ED 1,563,641 1,567,905 1,550,158 0 -1,563,641

Department of Education Freeze the Footprint Projects

Project Project Type Description Location: City, State Start Date Projected Start Date Actual Completion Date Projected Completion Date Actual Space Reduction Planned (SF) Space Reduction Actual (SF)
San Francisco, 50 Beale Street Lease Consolidation

Education will be vacating the 9th floor and consolidating those staff onto 7th and 8th floor.

San Francisco, CA 02/28/14 08/29/14 Pending 15,502 Pending
Lease Consolidation Lease Consolidation

Education will consolidate three leases, Potomac Center, Capitol Place and 1990 K Street into one location.

Washington DC 08/30/13 08/30/13 09/30/16 Pending 129,027 Pending
Dallas, TX (Harwood Center), Space Redesign

Education will be reduce its footprint by right-sizing space during the renewal of this lease.

Dallas, TX 04/30/14 03/31/17 Pending 10,508 Pending