The loss of keys and access tags to campus facilities causes major security problems and often adds significantly to maintenance expenses. The following policy governing the distribution of keys and access tags to members of the faculty, student body, and staff of the College will hopefully increase care in handling keys to College facilities and reduce cost in maintaining the security of buildings and equipment.
(Faculty & Staff)
1. An individual Key operates only one lock or other locks with identical combinations.
2. A Master key operates locks with different combinations, including building masters, departmental masters, various convenience sub-masters.
3. An Electronic Access tag (FOB) can be programmed to operate one door or all doors equipped with Electronic Access hardware.
1. The Director of Facilities Operations is responsible for the implementation of the policies. Facilities Operations in conformance with these policies or when authorized by higher authority will accomplish installation or new keying systems, changes existing systems, and the issuance and recovery of keys and access tags.
2. The College Locksmith is responsible for maintaining all lock and key records, cutting keys, combination locks, providing all office forms involving lock and key security for the College, and issuing all periodic reports on lock and key security as required. The Locksmith is also responsible for issuing electronic access tags and programming access, etc.
3. Division Heads, Department Heads, the Director of Student Residence, or other College officials specifically authorized by the Vice President for Finance and Administration, are responsible for determining keying and key requirements in conjunction with the Director of Facilities Operations. Keys and access tags will be issued by the Director of Facilities Operations when requested by these individuals for use in their assigned areas:
4. The success of the security system depends significantly on the manner with which keys and access tags are handled within the system so that there is confidence that keys are issued only for legitimate purposes and that keys and access tags can always be accounted for. Individual responsibility is crucial to this program. Every key and access tag will be signed for by the authorized individual who is responsible for assuring that keys and access tags are handled according to these policies, including:
5. All student housing keys and access tags shall be the responsibility of the Office of Residence Life and shall be procured by Facilities Operations. Students shall be subject to the general key policy as well as the student key policy.
6. Any vendor, contractor, utility firm, etc., requiring the use of College keys or tags shall be bound by this key policy and accept full responsibility for the proper use and security of such keys.
7. The responsibility for replacing lost keys and access tags and costs associated with re-keying locksets made necessary by lost keys rests with the individuals who have signed for the missing keys.
1. College authorities that are previously approved may request the issuance of individual keys and tags and/or master keys by forwarding a work request to the Director of Facilities Operations. The request must identify the individual to whom the key or tag is to be issued, the doors (room numbers) to be opened, and the key number is available. When approved by the Director of Facilities Operations, the individual to whom the key or tag is assigned will be notified by Facilities Operations to come to pick up and sign for the key(s) or tag(s). When keys are issued to an authority with the intention that the keys or tags will be redistributed to others for their temporary use, e.g., to students, visiting participants of summer programs, etc., that authority must pick up and sign for the keys or tags and accept responsibility as outlined in above.
2. Duplicate keys normally are not provided. If additional keys are required to duplicate keys that can be accounted for, work requests must be forwarded as outlined above.
3. If replacement keys or tags are desired because a key has been lost or is missing, more rigorous procedures will be followed:
4. Facilities Operations will maintain a special set of keys or access tags for assignment to those groups or individuals whose usage does not justify full-time key assignments. Normally, these keys will be returned to the Facilities Operations office immediately following their use and no later than the end of the workday. Request for the use of these keys can be made directly to the Facilities Operations office.
5. Keys and access tags no longer required for their authorized purpose must be returned to the Facilities Operations Office. Keys and access tags are not to be given to other people. This is of special importance upon the termination of employment or student status.
6. The following charges will be assessed in the event a key must be replaced:
RESIDENCE HALLS/OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING
Student Suite/Room Rekey $25
Student Fob (each) $25
ACADEMIC/ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDINGS OR OFFICES
One or More Keys to same door/lock $25
Fob (each) $25
* If the locks of a department or building must be changed to provide the necessary security for the area, the charge to undertake the work will be determined, and the Director of Facilities Operations, in consultation with the appropriate Division Head, will determine if the department will be charged for the work.
Locks, keys, electronic access tags, and other physical security items will be supplied by and remain the property of Lafayette College. They will not be removed, changed, duplicated, or tampered with by any person other than the College Locksmith or other person approved by the Director of Facilities Operations.
The Access Control Shop considers any situation that hampers the operation of a lock or prevents securing an office or a room as an emergency. The Shop responds to emergency calls for locked-out keys, broken keys in a lock, and emergency lock changes and repairs. The Shop is also routinely responsible for lock repairs, changes, and installations; file cabinet and desk lock repairs; locked or broken file cabinets. For non-emergency lock repairs or installation, submit a Work Order to Facilities Operations. The Access Control Shop keeps records of buildings, rooms, labs, etc., and their keys, as well as the keys issued to faculty and staff.
The keys you have signed for from Facilities Operations are the property of Lafayette College. To maintain the security of the areas, which have been entrusted to you, the following rules are to be complied with:
Failure to comply with these rules may require a lock change operation, and you will be responsible for any charges incurred.
This tag is recorded and is your “Electronic Signature” within our electronic system. The following rules must be adhered to at all times.
Facilities Operations will charge for lost keys or access tags. The fees are as follows:
In case of a power failure or if rendered useless for any reason, Facilities Operations will call in on an emergency basis, the locksmith who will then change the cores for security reasons.
1. The System Administrator or assigned counterpart can be called or paged concerning emergencies arising from the card access system by the following:
2. Emergencies that are handled by the System Administrator or assigned counterpart shall incur compensation of one (1) hour minimum when handled from off-site and four (4) hours minimum when an on-site response is required. Should a problem being worked on require off-site time immediately followed by on-site time, the four (4) hour minimum shall be effective starting from the off-site time which would cancel the one (1) hour minimum time.
3. The System Administrator or assigned counterpart shall have the authority to call any additional help, including the vendor or factory technician, should the situation warrant it