Facilities Operations Department: Keys and Locks
FACILITIES OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT
KEYS AND LOCKS
Keys are issued by the Facilities Operations to authorized people
and should not be duplicated by users. Duplicate keys can be provided by the
Facilities Operations upon request by the department chair, director, dean, and vice
The Facilities Operations is the only department allowed to cut
and issue keys for University buildings. Duplication of keys by an outside
locksmith is strictly prohibited. Service requests for lock changes and key
changes or additional key requests should be directed to the Facilities Operations
Keys will not be issued without a written request and
signed by the dean, department head, and Vice President, as required by
University policy. Once the request is processed, the person to whom the keys
are to be issued will be notified. Keys must be signed for and picked up at the
Facilities Operations Office by the person for whom the request was issued.
Requests for master keys to a building must be submitted
to and approved by the Vice President of the requesting department before
processing by Facilities Operations.
Loss of keys must be reported immediately to Public Safety
and to Facilities Operations. In the event re-keying is necessary, the requesting
department will be charged for all new keys and locks.
Expenses incurred for lost keys or failures to have keys
returned by a departing employee are the responsibility of the department and
handled through the Facilities Operations. Core changes are $15 per lock. There is a
$20 charge for the replacement of a lost key. All core changes and key cutting
is performed by the University locksmith.