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Facilities and Equipment Section (FES)

​​​​​​​​​All animal facilities and equipment must adhere to strict standards, policies and guidelines by animal care and use policies, oversight legislation and review groups. The FES responsibilities include review and monitoring of new construction and renovations of DVR animal facilities. Review and provide specifications of room layouts, materials, finishes and major equipment purchases for compliance.  

Other responsibilities include entering and approval of ORF Work Requests for construction and renovation projects and monitors progress through completion. Reviews and approves all Cardkey access requests for perimeter doors within DVR buildings on the Bethesda Campus. Enters locksmith and key service requests for all DVR facilities.  First point of contact for DVR concerning maintenance that involves physical plant issues.   Oversees and manages preventive maintenance contracts for cage washers and autoclaves.  Serves as the DVR Property Representative and Property Help Point of Contact (HPOC) for other DVR Property Custodial Officers (PCO).

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