Serving Congress and the Supreme Court, preserving America's Capitol, and inspiring memorable experiences

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National Garden
The National Garden was created as a place for visitors to experience the...

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Getting Here
Located at the center of Washington, D.C., the U.S. Capitol Building and other...

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AOC gardener at the U.S. Botanic Garden
Information about working for the Architect of the Capitol:

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Capitol Crypt, circa 1900
The term “crypt” has long referred to a space beneath the main floor of a...

Safety, Fire and Environmental Programs

Fire extinguisher

The Safety, Fire and Environmental Programs (SFEP) is responsible for ensuring AOC’s compliance with safety, fire and environmental laws and regulations. SFEP, comprised of the Safety and Environmental and Fire Marshal Divisions, establishes policy, conducts oversight and coordinates emergency planning and preparedness. The SFEP is the primary point of contact with external regulatory agencies for AOC’s occupational safety and health, fire protection and environmental matters.

Learn more about AOC's committment to safety.