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EOUSA Resource Manual 163. Space Allocation Standards For USAOs -- V. Individual Office Standards (part One)

163.

Space Allocation Standards for USAOs—V. Individual Office Standards (part one)

 POSITION            ALLOCATED         BUILD OUT DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION         SQUARE FEET                              United States       300 *Windowed     Walls: slab to  slab STC 45, Attorney            space required    STC rating not to be  (Headquarters and                     compromised by ductwork;  Branch offices)                       floor to ceiling                                       polyoleofin                                        or polypropaline wall                                       covering, or wainscot to                                       extend from floor to height                                       of top of chair rail with                                       wall covering above,                                       wainscot to be made of                                       fire-rated paneling of wood                                       veneer over composition                                       board, stained to match the                                       door; wood chair rail to be                                       placed 1" below top of                                       window sill, to be 4" wide                                       by 1" thick, made of                                       hardwood and stained to                                       match the door; wood base                                       board to be 4" high X 3/4"                                       wide, made of hardwood and                                       stained to match the door;                                       molding can be                                       prefabricated fiberglass in                                       Executive Suite, paint and                                       finish to be selected by                                       USAO                                        Flooring: EOUSA standard                                       carpet, color to be chosen                                       by USAO, to be of tufted                                       construction, cut pile                                       texture, made of 100%                                       DuPont Atron Legacy BCF                                       Nylon with DuraTech  (or                                       equivalent), static                                       controlled and soil                                       resistant fiber.  Yarn to                                       be 2 ply with a face weight                                       of 38 ounces per square                                       yard, with a 10 year                                       warranty on wear.  Padding                                       to be factory bonded to                                       carpet, non-plasticized,                                       micro cellular backing,                                       with a face weight of 16                                       ounces per square yard, a                                       density of 14 lbs. per                                       cubic foot, and a thickness                                       of .100 inches (such as Dow                                       Plastics "Enhancer",                                       Classification II (Heavy                                       Use)                                        Door: Solid wood core with                                       sound gasket between the                                       frame and the door, stained                                        Windows: building standard                                       window treatment and/or                                       drapery of sheer panels                                       with fabric side panels,                                       floor length unless                                       otherwise specified, or                                       upgraded window treatment                                       of similar type and style                                       of the building standard                                        Optional: carpet border,                                       color and style be chosen                                       by the USAO                                        Security Lock: two internal                                       one inch dead bolts (one                                       each at top and bottom of                                       door) to upgrade to "safe                                       room" status                                        Security: fixed duress                                       alarm to be mounted under                                       USA's desk  U.S. Attorney's     300               *Same build out as  Private Conference                    U.S. Attorney's private  Room (Headquarters                    office, including dead  only)                                 bolts*                                        Walls: combination marker                                       board and tack board,                                        integral with wall, marker                                       board to be positioned                                       between two tackboard                                       panels; markerboard to be                                       made of 3/4" particle board                                       with 22 gauge face sheet                                       and porcelain writing                                       surface; tackboard to be of                                       fabric (color and type to                                       be specified by the USAO)                                       applied to Homasote panels                                       and mounted on 1/4" wood                                       blocking framework,                                       anchored to studs; panels                                       to extend from chair rail                                       to ceiling, butt joints to                                       be splined; continuous wood                                       chalk rail to be provided                                       under both marker board and                                       tack board, mounted at same                                       height as chair rail,                                       stained to match door; or                                       prefabricated marker board                                       and tackboard unit, make                                       and finish to be chosen by                                       the USAO                                           Lighting: standard office                                       lighting; recessed                                       incandescent lighting or                                       track lighting able to                                       accommodate energy                                       efficient, 150 watt                                       parhalogen floodlamp                                       connected to a dimmer                                        Optional: 14" X 14" ADA                                       compatible stainless steel                                       bar sink with hot and cold                                       water supply and waste line                                       mounted in a finished                                       wooden kitchen sink base                                       cabinet; garbage disposal;                                       4 to 6 linear feet                                       (including sink base) of                                       base cabinets with matching                                       wall cabinets and plastic                                       laminate counter top with                                       integral back splash;                                       carpet border, color and                                       style be chosen by the USAO  U.S. Attorney's     150               *Same build out as  Secretary                             U.S. Attorney's private (Headquarters only                    office* - private office                      Optional: carpet border,  or open if in                         color and style  Executive Suite)                      be chosen by the USAO  USA's File/Copy/    150               Walls: Slab-to-slab  Fax Room                              construction; paint;                                        vinyl base board                                       Flooring: Vinyl floor                                       covering or same carpet as                                       Executive Suite    U.S. Attorney's     100               *Same build out as  Visitor Seating                       U.S. Attorney's private Area                                  office* (Headquarters only)                   Optional: carpet border,                                        color and style be chosen                                       by the USAO   U.S. Attorney's     150               *Same build out as  Study                                 U.S. Attorney's private (Headquarters only -                  office* only in conjunction                   Optional: carpet border,  with a smaller U.S.                   color and style be  Attorney private                      chosen by the USAO office)  Executive Suite     Varies             (Headquarters                         *Same build out as  only - may include                    U.S. Attorney's  U.S. Attorney's                       private office* Conference Room,                      Optional: carpet border,  USA Secretary,                        color and style be  First Assistant USA,                  chosen by the USAO FAUSA Secretary,                      USA File Room,                        USA Visitor Seating)                    U.S. Attorney's     75                Walls:  slab-to-slab STC 45, Toilet                                STC rating not to be  (Headquarters                         compromised by ductwork;  locations only -                      paint; ceramic tile no showers)                           baseboard                                       Flooring: ceramic tile                                       Fixtures: quiet flush                                       toilet equipped with a                                       "Sloan Flushmate" system;                                       sink and separate hot and                                       cold water controls                                       installed in a two door,                                       wood finished vanity with a                                       one piece  (no seams)                                       Formica top with integral                                       back splash; 18" X 24"                                       mirror with light fixture                                       above; 110V AC ground fault                                       electrical connection above                                       vanity; separate towel and                                       toilet paper dispensers;                                       ceiling mounted exhaust fan                                       controlled by light switch;                                       metal coat rod and 18"                                       plastic laminate shelf to                                       be mounted above rod  First Assistant     225 *Windowed     *Same build out as the  U.S. U.S. Attorney       Space Required    Attorney's  Private Office -                                       no wainscot*                                        Optional: carpet border,                                       color and style be chosen                                                       by the USAO  Executive Assistant 225 *Windowed     *Same build out as the  U.S. U.S. Attorney       Space Required    Attorney's Private  Office -                                                no wainscot*                                       Optional: carpet border,                                       color and style be chosen                                       by the USAO  Division Chief /    225 *Windowed     *Same build out as the  U.S. Managing AUSA Of    Space Required    Attorney's Private  Office - Branch Office                         no wainscot* (Criminal, Civil,                     Optional: carpet border,  OCDETF)                               color and style be chosen                                       by the USAO  Division Chief /    150 *Windowed     *Same build out as the  U.S. Supervisory         Space Required    Attorney's Private  Office - Secretary                             no wainscot*  Supervisory         200 *Windowed     Walls:  Slab-to-slab, STC  Assistant           Space Required    45, STC rating not to be   U.S. Attorney                         compromised by ductwork;                                        polyoleofin or                                       polypropaline wall covering                                       Flooring: EOUSA standard                                       carpet, minimum 38 ounce                                       face weight with factory                                       bonded padding; no carpet                                       border                                       Door: Solid wood core with                                       sound gasket between the                                       frame and the door, stained                                       Windows: building standard                                       window treatment and/or                                       drapery of sheer panels                                       with fabric side panels,                                       floor length unless                                       otherwise specified; or                                       upgraded window treatment                                       of similar type and style                                       of building standard                                        Senior              200 *Windowed     *Same as Supervisory Litigation          Space Required    Assistant U.S. Attorney* Counsel               Assistant U.S.      180 *Windowed     *Standard office space Attorney            Space Required    build out and finishes*  Executive           200 *Windowed     *Same as Supervisory Administrative      Space Required    Assistant U.S. Attorney* Officer              (GS-15)  Administrative      180               *Standard office space Officer                               build out and finishes*  LECC Officer        180               *Standard office space                                       build out and finishes*  Deputy              150               *Standard office space Administrative                        build out and finishes* Officer (DAO)  Budget Officer      150               *Standard office space                                        build out and finishes*  Personnel Officer   150               *Standard office space                                        build out and finishes*  Public Affairs      150               *Standard office space Officer                               build out and finishes*  Victim/Witness      150               *Standard office space Specialist                            build out and finishes*  Paralegal           150               *Standard office space                                        build out and finishes*  Supervisory         150               *Standard office space Support Services                      build out and finishes* Specialist  Personnel           100               *Standard office space Specialist                            build out and finishes* (open area)  Acquisition         100               *Standard office space Specialist /                          build out and finishes* Purchasing Agent (open area)  Systems Manager     150               *Standard office space                                        build out and finishes*  Assistant           100               *Standard office space Systems Manager                       build out and finishes* (open area)  Docket Technician   80                *Standard office space (open area)                            build out and finishes*  Secretary/          80                *Standard office space Legal Technician                      build out and finishes* (open area)  Receptionist        135               *Standard office space                                       build out and finishes;                                       located adjacent to Visitor                                       Waiting Area*                                       Security Hardware: hard-                                       wired duress alarm to be                                       mounted under desk;                                       magnetic lock release for                                       front door to be mounted on                                       desk  Student Aid         60                *Standard office space (open office)                         build out and finishes*  Financial           200 *Windowed     *Same as Supervisory Litigation Unit     Space Required    Assistant U.S. Attorney (FLU) Supervisor (if AUSA)  Financial           180               *Standard office space Litigation Unit                       build out and finishes* (FLU) Supervisor (if not AUSA)  Financial           60                *Standard office space Litigation Unit                       build out and finishes* (FLU) Agent (open area)  Task Force          200 *Windowed     *Same as Supervisory Supervisor          Space Required    Assistant U.S. Attorney  Task Force          180 *Windowed     *Standard office space Attorney            Space Required    build out and finishes*  Task Force          60                *Standard office space Investigator /                        build out and finishes* Agent (open area)  Visiting Attorney   180               *Standard office space (private office)                      build out and finishes*  Contract Employee   60                *Standard office space (open area)                           build out and finishes*  Primary Visitor     150 - 300 - 600   Walls: UL752,  Level 6  Waiting Area        maximum (or 20    rated ballistic wall                      sf / visitor at   paneling to be mounted                     peak occupancy;   slab-to-slab (within                     an additional     finished partitions) in                     200 sf are        all walls adjacent to                     needed in com-    U.S. Attorney office                     mercial leased    space; UL752, Level 3                     space where a     rated ballistic transaction                     guard is          window with wood trim                     assigned)         around window and natural                                       voice communication system,                                       with Corian parcel shelf                                       with integral deal tray,                                       color to be chosen by the                                       USAO (window should be of                                       sufficient height and width                                       to ensure an unencumbered                                       view of the entire waiting                                       area, typically 4' H X 6'                                       W); minimum 18" H X 18" W                                       ballistic package pass                                       through in the wall;                                       polyoleofin or                                       polypropaline wall                                       covering; wood chair                                        rail to be placed 1" below                                       top of window sill, to be                                       4" wide by 1" thick, made                                       of hardwood and stained to                                       match the door; wood                                       baseboard, stained to match                                       the door; doorbell mounted                                        on wall next to window to                                       sound inside office space                                        Flooring: EOUSA standard                                       carpet (minimum 38 ounces                                       per square yard) with                                       factory bonded padding                                       Door: Door(s) leading into                                       U.S. Attorney's office                                       space will be a UL 752,                                       Level 6 rated ballistic                                       wooden laminate door with                                       ballistic frame, continuous                                       roton hinge, and in-frame                                       mounted balanced magnetic                                       sensor, prepped to accept                                       separately specified                                       security hardware, stained;                                       door must swing outward                                       Security Hardware: in SPS                                       identified offices, X-ray                                       machine should be provided                                       with a 115 VAC (+/- 10%),                                       60 Hz (+/- 3 HZ),                                       approximately 6 kVA                                       dedicated circuit                                       terminating in a color                                       coded duplex outlet;                                        magnetometer should be                                       provided with a 90-137 VAC,                                       50-60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz)                                       dedicated circuit                                       terminating in a color                                       coded duplex outlet; both                                       outlets should be placed to                                       maximize seating and                                       circulation area                                        Optional: carpet border,                                        color and style be chosen                                       by the USAO  Secondary Visitor   150               *Same build out as  Primary  Waiting Area                          Visitor Waiting Area - no  (as necessary,                        ballistic package pass- when USAO is                          through; no X-ray machine  located on                            and magnetometer*multiple floors)  Library             1 sq. ft. for     *Standard office build  out. (Headquarters and   every 6 legal     Minimum floor capacity of Staffed Branch      volumes, plus     150 lbs per square foot. Offices)            20% for future    GSA or contract structural                     growth            engineers to determine                                       whether structural                                       reinforcement is necessary                                       in the floor*  Librarian           150               *Standard office space (to be located                        build out and finishes* within Library                        Walls: to be glass from 36" space)                                above finished floor to ceiling                                                        ceiling  Library Network     40 each           *Standard office space PC/ Printer Station                   build out and finishes* (open area)  Stand-alone Copier  60 each           *Standard office space                                       build out and finishes*                                      Main Conference     800 - 1200        Walls:  slab-to-slab STC  Room                maximum           45, STC rating not to be (Headquarters                         compromised by ductwork; only)                                 floor to ceiling                                       polyoleofin or                                       polypropaline wall                                       covering; combination                                       marker board and tack                                       board, integral with wall,                                       marker board to be                                       positioned between two tack                                       board panels; marker board                                       to be made of 3/4" particle                                       board with 22 gauge face                                       sheet and porcelain writing                                       surface; tack board to be                                       of fabric (color and type                                       to be specified by the                                       USAO) applied to Homasote                                       panels and mounted on 1/4"                                       wood blocking framework,                                       anchored to studs; panels                                       to extend from chair rail                                       to ceiling, butt joints to                                       be splined; continuous wood                                       chalk rail to be provided                                       under both marker board and                                       tack board, mounted at same                                       height as chair rail,                                       stained to match door; or                                       prefabricated marker board                                       and tack board unit, make                                       and finish to be chosen by                                       the USAO; wood chair rail                                       to be placed 1" below top                                       of window sill, to be 4"                                       wide by 1" thick, made of                                       hardwood and stained to                                       match the door; wood base                                       board, 4" high by 3/4"                                       thick, made of hardwood and                                       stained to match the door                                       Flooring: Carpet of tufted                                       construction, cut pile                                       texture, made of 100%                                       DuPont Atron Legacy BCF                                       Nylon with DuraTech (or                                       equivalent), static                                       controlled and soil                                       resistant fiber.  Yarn to                                       be 2 ply with a face weight                                       of 38 ounces per square                                       yard, with a 10 year                                       warranty on wear.  Padding                                       to be factory bonded to                                       carpet, non-plasticized,                                       micro cellular backing,                                       with a face weight of 16                                       ounces per square yard, a                                       density of 14 lbs. per                                       cubic foot, and a thickness                                       of .100 inches (such as Dow                                       Plastics "Enhancer",                                       Classification II (Heavy                                       Use)                                       Lighting: standard office                                       lighting; recessed                                       incandescent lighting or                                       track lighting able to                                       accommodate energy                                       efficient, 150 watt                                       parhalogen floodlamp                                       connected to a dimmer                                        HVAC: separately zoned,                                       supplemental HVAC with                                       temperature and humidity                                       controls                                        Door: Solid wood core with                                       sound gasket between the                                       frame and the door, stained                                       Optional: built-in audio/                                       visual cabinet, to be made                                       of wood veneer, upper                                       cabinet to have adjustable                                       wood shelving with a                                       portion to have raised                                       panel cabinet doors for                                       storage of VCR and audio                                       equipment.  Lower cabinet                                       to have adjustable wood                                       shelving, with wood molding                                       and baseboard.  All wood                                       surfaces to be stained to                                       match the door; carpet                                       border, color and style be                                       chosen by the USAO 
[updated February 1999]
Updated February 19, 2015