Internal Governing Policies


 

#141 - Unlocking and Locking Facilities Responsibility


Approved: March 1, 1989

Nomenclature changes: December 13, 2001

Monitor: Vice President for Business Affairs


Responsibility for unlocking facilities has been assigned as follows:

Faculty and Staff

Faculty members shall be responsible for unlocking their classrooms.  Faculty and staff members shall be responsible for unlocking and locking their offices.  Department Chairs are responsible for unlocking and locking special facilities.

Custodial Staff

Custodial staff members are responsible for unlocking all outside doors and lecture room doors from Sunday 5:00 a.m. to Friday midnight and for Lantz Building doors during the weekend.

During the work week, the custodial staff shall routinely unlock outside doors to lecture halls at 6:30 a.m.

Custodial staff shall lock doors at predetermined building times.

University Police

The University Police are responsible for unlocking and locking doors, except in Lantz Building, during the weekend and other periods when custodial staff members are on vacation.

Office of Campus Scheduling

For special events, the Office of Campus Scheduling shall notify the appropriate office, in writing at least twenty-four hours in advance, of the special requirements for unlocking and locking facilities.

Emergency Unlocking

In the event faculty or staff members do not have their keys, the department head shall be responsible for unlocking and locking the classroom or office.  If the department head is unavailable, the University Police shall provide emergency backup to unlock the classroom or office.  In this event, individuals who are locked out of a room may be required to show a valid University identification card and, in some cases, prove authorization to enter the room.