Facilities Services

Updated/Reviewed: 02/09/02

Policy Statement 17: Security Responsibilities


Unlocking/Locking Doors

Housekeeping Services is responsible for unlocking the exterior doors of buildings at 7:00 am, Monday through Friday. Unlocking doors in the residence life facilities and at the Brody School of Medicine is not the responsibility of Housekeeping Services. Unlocking doors on Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays is the responsibility of other personnel.

Housekeeping Services is responsible for locking the exterior doors of buildings at 10:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Locking interior doors is completed by the Housekeeping staff as each room is cleaned. However, the University Police Department has final responsibility for securing University buildings.

Note: Housekeeping staff are instructed to notify the University Police Department if personnel are in a secured building.

(See Facilities Services Standard Practice 30-3005)


Special Projects Security

For safety, faculty, students, and staff may be required to vacate buildings at 10:00 pm when special projects are planned such as floor refinishing, carpet shampooing, etc.


Unlocking Personal Offices

Facilities Services personnel are not authorized to unlock doors for individuals entering into offices or other secured spaces even if the individual is "known." Please contact the University Police Department.