The elevator operation and safety record at the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building is excellent. The Branch of Building Operations maintains a rigorous maintenance program, with periodic testing and inspections performed by licensed elevator inspectors under contract with the U.S. General Services Administration. The elevator contractor is on duty from 6:00am until 6:00pm each government workday. Should an emergency arise outside of these hours, the elevator contractor is required to respond and be on-site within one (1) hour of notification.
Please review the following procedures, which outline the proper steps to take in the event you become entrapped in an elevator. These procedures are located on a placard affixed to each elevator car. See the placard here.
The Security Operations Center can be reached via telephone at (202) 208-5803. It is recommended that you save the telephone number in your mobile phone in case of emergency.
All questions and concerns regarding elevator operation and safety can be addressed by the OFAS Facilities Service Desk through the administrative contact for your bureau or office.