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

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Russell Senate Office Building
The Russell Senate Office Building (built 1903-1908) is the oldest of the...

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Guided Tours: Buildings on Capitol Hill
Official Tours of the U.S. Capitol Building are offered Monday through...

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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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Nitrate vault at the Library of Congress Packard Campus
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is responsible for managing all of the...

Safety, Fire and Environmental Programs

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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.