We support our prestigious occupants in their critical mission to govern our country.

We fulfill the journey of visitors from across our nation and around the world to celebrate and discover the center and symbol of American democracy. Our internal and external services are equally essential in the successful fulfillment of our mission, values and vision.

Who We Are

The AOC is rooted in a tradition of unique craftsmanship and ingenuity.  Today, there are more than 2,000 employees serving around the clock.

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History of the AOC

Our legacy and ancestry is rooted in the very beginnings of the capital city of the United States.

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Organizational Directory

Get to know the jurisdictions and staff who care for the U.S. Capitol campus.

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Partnerships & Recognition

We are committed to partnering with other leaders in the field and developing communities of practice as we care for the nation's Capitol.

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AOC employees exemplify One Team, One Mission.

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The AOC has a wide range of available job and procurement opportunities.

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History & Discoveries

John Adams' Carriage Ride to Washington D.C., in 1800

President John Adams issued a letter to all federal agencies on May 15, 1800, directing the "removal of the public offices, clerks and papers" from the capital city of Philadelphia. In that single sentence, Adams started the final move of the U.S. government to its permanent home, the newly created city of Washington, in the District of Columbia.

Olmsted Lanterns Restoration

The large bronze and glass lanterns are mounted on stately sandstone piers with intricately carved sandstone caps.

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