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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]