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Scranton branch


Lackawanna Co.

Dunder Mifflin Scranton is a branch of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company that is based out of Scranton, Pennsylvania in Lackawanna County. It is located at 1725 Slough Avenue, Suite 200 in the Scranton Business Park. It is the main setting for the show The Office.

As revealed in "Casino Night", the Dunder Mifflin Scranton warehouse - perhaps including the suite - is on a seven year lease from Beekman Properties. According to Dwight, the lease was on its fourth year at the time, which means the lease will end sometime during the year 2009 if not renewed. However, in "Branch Closing" it was revealed that Bob Vance of Vance Refrigeration was going to buy the warehouse.

Current employees

Management

Sales

Accounting

  • Oscar Martinez - Chief Accountant
  • Dakota - Accountant
  • Unnamed Man - Accountant
  • Unnamed Man - Accountant

Human Resources

Reception

Product Oversight

Warehouse

Former employees

Quit

  • Michael Scott - Former Regional Manager, Former Sales Representative; quit to move to Colorado and pursue a family with Holly
  • Martin Nash - Formerly in Supplier Relations (sat opposite Creed)
  • Hannah Smoterich-Barr - Former Accountant; Complaints and concerns she had for Michael about being a working mother was not resolved so she quit; (sat opposite Meredith)
  • Kelly Kapoor - Former Customer Service Representative; quit to move to Ohio to be with Ravi.
  • Madge Madsen - Former warehouse worker; quit after winning the lottery.
  • Andy Bernard - Former Regional Manager, Former Sales Representative and Regional Director in Charge of Sales; quit to pursue his dream of acting.
  • Darryl Philbin - Former Warehouse Foreman, Head of Shipping and Distribution and Assistant Regional Manager; quit to work for Athlead
  • Nellie Bertram - Former Regional Manager and Special Projects Manager; quit for unknown reasons and moved to Poland.
  • Holly Flax - Former HR Representative; quit to move to Colorado to take care of her father and start a family with Michael
  • Angela Martin - Former Head of Accounting; quit to become full-time mother after marrying Dwight
  • Ryan Howard - Former Temp, Former VP of Northeast Sales, quit a few days after Kelly and moved to Ohio for what he claimed were “unrelated reasons”.

Fired

  • Roy Anderson - Former Warehouse Staff; fired for trying to assault Jim on company property
  • Tony Gardner - Fired by Michael while attempting to quit
  • Todd Packer - Former Traveling Salesman, former unknown job in Tallahassee; fired by Robert California after assuming Vice President role of the Retail Store idea.
  • Frank - Former Warehouse Staff; fired for attempting to physically assault Pam
  • Kevin Malone - Former Accountant; fired by Dwight for inability to complete work up to expectations
  • Toby Flenderson - Former Human Resources; fired by Dwight
  • Ronni - Former Receptionist; laid off by Michael
  • Jim Halpert - Former Sales Representative, Assistant Regional Manager, Regional Co-Manager, Regional Manager and Assistant to the Regional Manager; decided to quit in order to move to Austin but was fired by Dwight for the severance.
  • Pam Halpert - Former Receptionist, Sales Representative and Office Administrator, (briefly) "Secret" Assistant to the Regional Manager to Dwight; quit to join the Michael Scott Paper Company, rehired then decided to quit in order to move to Austin but was fired by Dwight for the severance.

Relocated

Retired

  • Stanley Hudson - Former Sales Representative, retired and moved to Florida City, Florida.
  • Ed Truck - Former Regional Manager; was retired for some time, died in Season 3.

Other

Office layout

The Office is rearranged at times due to additional employees or employee relations. This is the layout as of "Michael's Last Dundies"

Layout.jpg

Pam's desk was designed to be round so she could swivel to look at any point in the office. Dwight and Jim's desks are angled relative to each other, rather than facing each other. Jim's desk does not face Pam's, but Pam can look directly at Jim. This means that Jim has to make a conscious choice to look at Pam, and he is either unaware that she's looking at him, or at least pretending to be unaware. It also allowed for shots to be framed so that both of their faces are visible. The show did take liberty to remove the partitions between desks, so that everyone could see each other.[1]

Realistically, the layout of the office doesn't change much throughout the series:

  • Two desks are added in "The Merger":
    • One is added to Jim and Dwight's desk clump. His usual place occupied by Ryan, Jim takes it.
    • Another is added to Phyllis and Stanley's desk clump. The new desk is occupied first by Karen, then by Andy, then by Cathy, and finally by Nellie.
  • Jim's new desk is removed in "Fun Run", following Ryan's promotion and temporary departure from Scranton.
  • It is added back and occupied by Pam starting with "Casual Friday".
  • In "The Promotion", a new office is built where Creed and Devon's desk clump used to be. Creed takes Ryan's old place, facing Meredith. The office in question is used first by Jim, then by Darryl.

Changes in employees of Dunder Mifflin Scranton

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

Season 5

Season 6

Season 7

Season 8

Season 9

Behind the scenes

  • The computers on the set were functional and starting in Season 2 had working Internet connections. Actors would play online games or deal with personal tasks on the computers between scenes.
  • For legal reasons, the computer screens could show only the Dunder Mifflin wallpaper, fake office documents and email, and (for some reason) the game FreeCell.
  • Oscar's computer was the only one with sound.
  • The windows are all angled slightly downward, to avoid creating unwanted reflections. Photo

Desk photos

See also

References

  1. Greene, Alan. "Setting the Stage." The Office: The Untold Story of the Great Sitcom of the 2000s: An Oral History. Dutton, 2020.
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