Your new (shrinking) workplace: Agencies resort to ‘tightsizing’

When Dan Tangherlini became assistant secretary of the Treasury in 2009, he inherited a 700-square-foot corner office.

But he gave it up — the reproduction of George Washington’s desk, an antique conference table and even his door — for a 100-square-foot workspace.

His message to staff: As budgets shrink and workloads grow, we’re all going to have to make sacrifices.

Including elbow room.