Custodial services at the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building are provided under the terms of a “green” contract. The first of its kind in any federal facility, the contract requires the use of only the most environmentally-friendly products, chemicals, and methods. Overall, the results of this “green” contract include a marked improvement in indoor air quality and a significant reduction in waste generated as a result of custodial activities. The contractor is a NISH-affiliated firm that employs disabled workers.
Most services related to the cleaning of offices (e.g., vacuuming, emptying trash, dusting, etc.) are provided by the custodial contractor during normal business hours. Much of the work in public spaces (e.g., the cleaning of restrooms, sweeping and refinishing of corridor floors, the cleaning of garages, etc.) is accomplished during the evening hours between 5:00pm and 10:00pm.
The following is an overview of many of the services provided by the custodial contractor and the frequency for each service. The services provided the custodial contractor are part of the basic services included as part of the rent paid for use of the space.
The following daily services are provided by the custodial contractor:
Communal areas are cleaned and sanitized in the mornings and afternoons of each weekday, including:
The Child Care Center is cleaned and sanitized each evening after it closes.
The following bi-weekly services are provided by the custodial contractor:
The following weekly services are provided by the custodial contractor:
All trash is removed weekly from offices that custodial workers can access.
|Monday||Corridor 1 and 2|
|Thursday||Corridor 5 and 6|
|Friday||Recycling on all corridor|
The following monthly services are provided by the custodial contractor:
The following quarterly services are provided by the custodial contractor:
The following semi-annual services are provided by the custodial contractor:
The following annual services are provided by the custodial contractor:
Offices are cleaned and sanitized on a weekly schedule shown below. Chimes does not enter locked offices for regular weekly cleaning.
The custodial contractor provides the following services on an as needed or as requested basis:
The following miscellaneous services are provided in conjunction with the custodial cleaning of the building:
The following tips and information are suggestions from the Branch of Building Operations and the custodial contractor that occupants can employ to promote a clean and safe working environment within the building:
All requests for custodial service from the Branch of Building Operations should be made through the administrative contact for your bureau or office to the OFAS Facilities Service Desk. The Service Desk is open for normal business from 7:00am until 5:00pm to address occupant needs. When making a request for service or repairs, please provide the following information:
All questions and concerns regarding building operations can be addressed by the OFAS Facilities Service Desk through the administrative contact for your bureau or office.