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In the late 19th century the architectural style of the Thomas Jefferson Building was said to be "Italian Renaissance." Today, it is recognized as a premier example of the Beaux Arts style, which is theatrical, heavily ornamented and kinetic. It is a style perfectly suited to a young, wealthy, and imperialistic nation in its Gilded Age.
The Library of Congress began in 1800 with a small appropriation to buy...

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Resources for AOC Staff

The resources below are available for current employees of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC).

Telework

Employees teleworking may log into the AOC network at https://telework.aoc.gov.

Time & Attendance

AOC staff can now submit their timesheets via WebTa from anywhere, just login here.

Inclement Weather

Employees should call the number of their jurisdiction, listed below, for operational status updates in case of inclement weather:

Jurisdiction Operating Status Hotline
House Office Buildings 202.225.2600
Senate Office Buildings 202.224.7942
U.S. Capitol Building 202.228.0700
Architect's Central Staff 202.228.1274
Library of Congress Buildings/Grounds 202.707.3385
U.S. Botanic Garden 202.226.8333
U.S. Capitol Power Plant 202.225.4180
Capitol Visitor Services
(Guides, visitor assistants & gift shop employees)
202.593.1900
Capitol Visitor Services (Administrative Staff) 202.593.1910
Capitol Grounds 202.224.3507

Workers' Compensation

The Architect of the Capitol is committed to ensuring the timely filing and effective case management of all reported work-related injury claims. The Federal Employee’s Compensation Act (FECA) provides compensation benefits to Federal civilian employees for disability due to personal injury or disease while in the performance of duty. The FECA also provides for payment of benefits to dependents if the injury or disease causes an employee’s death.

More information and resources for those employees filing workers' compensation claims is available.