Building Access Policy
Responsible Administrative Unit:
Finance & Administration


Policy Contact:
Issued: November 2009
Director of Facilities Management


Gary.Bowersock@is.mines.edu

Revised: April 2011

1.0
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE

This policy establishes guidelines for facilitating access to campus buildings at the
Colorado School of Mines (“Mines”). It is necessary that access be carefully and
thoughtfully controlled as a campus security measure. The desired outcomes for this
policy are to streamline the building access procedure at Mines, while maintaining
building and campus security. Duties and responsibilities of Facilities Management
personnel as well as other Mines staff and faculty who are involved in the
implementation of this policy and its procedures are described in this document.

2.0 DEFINITIONS

2.1 Building Proctors: Individuals responsible for managing hard key and electronic
building access requests to a particular building. A building may have more than one
Building Proctor depending on the building. Building Proctors are designated as
such by the Academic or Administrative Department Head(s) who have security
responsibilities over the space in a particular building.

2.2 Proctor Authorization: Form used to identify Building Proctor(s) and the
space(s) that will be controlled by the proctor. The form also includes the authorizing
Department(s) Head’s signature. This form will be on file with the Lock Shop at
Facilities Management.

2.3 Building Access Request: Form used to grant BlasterCard and hard key
access to individuals. This form must be signed by the appropriate Building Proctor
or Department Head before access will be granted. The specific space for which
access is being requested must be designated by building name and room number.

2.4 Area Access Manager: Web-based software that Building Proctors will use to
grant or deny electronic building access to individuals via BlasterCard.

3.0 POLICY

Access to university space is controlled by a security lock system. The Facilities
Management Department will maintain oversight and maintenance of all lock systems
including hard key and electronic card access within all facility types (academic,
research, athletic, administrative and student life areas); however, the management and
oversight of hard key access for residence halls, apartments and sorority/fraternity
houses shall remain with the Department of Student Life and be subject to Student Life
approved policy. Facilities Management will work with individual departments to create a
satisfactory access system for departmental needs within the framework of this policy
and security constraints.

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Building Access Policy
Responsible Administrative Unit:
Finance & Administration


Policy Contact:
Issued: November 2009
Director of Facilities Management


Gary.Bowersock@is.mines.edu

Revised: April 2011

During the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F, most campus buildings are open and
accessible to the campus community. After hours, 5 p.m. to 7a.m., and on weekends
and holidays, most buildings are locked for safety and security purposes. Campus
buildings are accessible after hours by electronic access only. Employees or enrolled
students of Mines may be granted access to buildings after hours by following the
procedure outlined below.

All persons who are issued building access have a responsibility to keep spaces secure
by not granting access to others, propping doors open, or purposefully leaving spaces
unlocked. The loss of a key may result in the re-keying of a portion of the campus
at the expense of the authorizing department or the individual to whom the key
was issued as outlined below.

3.1 Key Access: Oversight of keys and associated hardware lies with the Facilities
Management Department with the exception of keys for residence halls apartments
and sorority/fraternity houses, which will be issued and maintained by the Student
Life Department. Hard keys will be distributed on a departmental request basis. The
department requesting the key(s) is responsible for the oversight of the space
security. Only a designated Building Proctor may authorize access for staff and
students for their respective areas.

3.2 Re-Keying Requests: Any lock hardware change request must be submitted
through the Facilities Management work order system by a designated Building
Proctor, academic or administrative Department Head, Vice President, Director of
Public Safety, or the President of the University.

3.3 Electronic Access: Oversight of electronic access lies with the Facilities
Management Department and shall be regulated and monitored by each academic or
administrative department via a designated Building Proctor. Facilities Management
personnel will provide training to all proctors for their role in facilitating access to
individuals who utilize a particular building. Anyone requesting access must be
currently employed or enrolled as a student at Mines in order to have access to any
buildings, rooms or laboratories.

3.4 Contractors: Oversight of contractor access lies with the specific department
contracting for the contractor’s services (current contract and/or purchase order
processed through Procurement Services must be attached to the approved request
form). Department representatives must submit a Building Access Request Form
signed by the Building Proctor, Department Head or in the case of Capital Planning
and Construction, the assigned Project Manager. The requested keys and/or access
cards will be issued to the Mines employee and he/she will be responsible for the
return of the keys or electronic access card. If keys are lost, contractor re-keying
charges will be assessed.

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Building Access Policy
Responsible Administrative Unit:
Finance & Administration


Policy Contact:
Issued: November 2009
Director of Facilities Management


Gary.Bowersock@is.mines.edu

Revised: April 2011

4.0 PROCEDURES

4.1 Key Access:

Hard Keys will only be issued if a Building Access Request Form has been
completed. The requestor must do the following:

1. Request keys from Building Proctor. Proctor will complete a Building Access
Request Form. The form is located on the Facilities Management web page at
http://inside.mines.edu/UserFiles/File/facilities/bar4.doc.

2. The Building Access Request Form is taken to the lock shop located at 1318
Maple St, Bldg 3, during operating hours. Operating hours are posted on the
Facilities Management web page http://inside.mines.edu/Access. Requestor
must bring his/her BlasterCard ID when picking up keys. Only the requestor may
pick up his or her key(s).

3. The request will be filled and the requestor signs for keys. Keys will only be
issued to current employees and students. Non employees or students without
current enrollment must obtain written approval from the appropriate Vice
President.

Keys must be returned to the Lock Shop during operating hours to be removed from
requestor’s account with the Lock Shop. Keys are not to be turned in to or reissued
by any other campus department.

Facilities Management will sign student graduation check out forms if all assigned
keys have been returned or a key extension has been provided by the department. If
an extension is filed, the student’s transcript will be placed on ”hold” status. To
remove the hold, all keys must be returned or the student must be continuing his/her
education at Mines.

It is the responsibility of every key holder to secure his/her assigned keys at all
times. Keys are NOT to be loaned at any time. If keys are lost by a student or an
employee, a lost/stolen report must be filed immediately with the issuing department,
Public Safety, and Facilities Management. A fee of $65.00 per key will be assessed
along with any re-keying fee required.

4.2 Electronic Access:

Each building will establish up to three Building Proctor(s). The Department Head(s)
of each academic or administrative department occupying a building will determine
who will be the authorized proctors. By signing a copy of the Proctor Authorization
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Building Access Policy
Responsible Administrative Unit:
Finance & Administration


Policy Contact:
Issued: November 2009
Director of Facilities Management


Gary.Bowersock@is.mines.edu

Revised: April 2011

Form, the Building Proctor(s) are stating that they have read this policy and will
follow the established process to keep the campus secure. The Proctors will evaluate
the need for building and room access for their authorized areas, and will utilize the
Area Access Manager Program to manage access to specific areas. Proctors will be
able to request reports on their designated areas to track who has access at any
given time. Proctors will be able to set-up or remove access at any time for their
designated spaces and are responsible for the access levels they grant..

The proctor must remove established access when an individual has concluded his
or her time with the department. All issues, questions and concerns from proctors
shall be directed to Facilities Management.

Facilities Management will maintain and service the electronic access hardware and
software with the scheduled Preventative Maintenance (“PM”) program. The PM
program has been established to troubleshoot and correct malfunctions, prevent
problems, and maintain access hardware. Facilities Management will provide training
on the PM program to proctors.

4.3 Contractor Access:

Departments may request building access for contractors working on campus. Day
check out of hard keys is available at the Facilities Management main desk. The day
key check out requires a copy of the contractor’s photo ID and a proctor-signed Day
Access Request Form from the Mines department employing the contractor, with a
current contract and/or purchase order processed through Procurement Services
attached. The form is located on the Facilities Management web page at
http://inside.mines.edu/UserFiles/DayAccessRequest.doc. These keys must be
returned before the close of business (5:00 P.M.) that day.

Contractor access needed for after-hours and long-term may be obtained by
submitting a Building Access Request Form (current contract and/or purchase order
processed through Procurement Services must be attached) signed by the Building
Proctor, Department Head or in the case of Capital Planning and Construction, the
assigned Project Manager. These keys and or electronic access cards will be signed
for and issued to the Mines employee and he/she will be responsible for the return of
the keys and/or electronic access cards. If keys are lost, contractor re-keying
charges will be assessed along with any re-keying fee required. .

4.3.1 Non-Contract Visitor Access: Keys will only be issued to individuals with
current Mines contracts. If the requestor does not have a contract with Mines,
written approval from the appropriate Vice President is required before keys will
be issued.

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Building Access Policy
Responsible Administrative Unit:
Finance & Administration


Policy Contact:
Issued: November 2009
Director of Facilities Management


Gary.Bowersock@is.mines.edu

Revised: April 2011

4.3.2 Estimated Costs for Contractor Re-Keying: The following example
illustrates the procedures and costs necessary should a contractor lose a key:

Example Building: Hill Hall
• Number of doors in the building: 266
• Keys: $10 per key needing minimum of 6 keys = $60.00
• Cores: $60.00 per door
• Cost per door: $120.00
Total cost to re-key the building: $31,920.00.

This does NOT include the master maintenance key replacement.
If a master maintenance key needs to be replaced there are 533 doors on
campus that would need to be re-keyed. Applying the charges from above
and multiplying by 533, it would cost $63,960.00 to rekey the campus after
the loss of a master maintenance key.

Additional costs:
• Facilities Management staff must engrave all cores and keys before they
are installed or distributed.
• All new key information must be entered into the computer system at an
estimate of 250 man hours.


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