2030 plan from Gov. Evers’ administration wants less office space, smaller footprint

Updated: May. 27, 2021 at 9:49 AM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -A new long-term plan from Governor Tony Evers’ administration is looking at the possibility of more state employees working from home.

The Department of Administration revealed the “Vision 2030” strategic plan on Wednesday.

The guidance looked at four key challenges for the rest of the decade. Those included:

  • Infrastructure – Aging capital infrastructure costing millions in deferred maintenance
  • Workforce – Growing number of state workforce nearing retirement
  • Talent Attraction – Madison-centric workforce and limited ability to employ workers across the state
  • Digital Adaptations  -Increasing need for services to be delivered more quickly to Wisconsinites

“The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated work already underway by the State to optimize its real estate portfolio while transforming the workforce,” according to the DOA. “Wisconsin should embrace this opportunity to create a state government that maintains a smaller footprint and introduces a more modern approach to its workforce.”


Plans include decreasing office space in state facilities by 10 percent over the next decade through lease consolidation and reducing the number of state-owned facilities.

The framework also looks to increase the number of state employees outside of Madison by at least 5 percent and reduce the deferred maintenance backlog by $100 million.

The proposal still needs to be approved through the state’s capital budget process over the next several years.

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