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CASS Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences
Key Request Procedures and Policies
Established January 2017


       Last Revised by Space Committee: 1/17                       
       Approved by Director: 1/17              


The Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences faculty, research members, graduate and undergraduate students can be issued keys for both office and laboratory space. This key policy is in place to safeguard and secure the assets of CASS including computers, equipment, supplies, etc. Keys will be issued to authorized personnel who are responsible to conduct research activities within the assigned space. Personnel should not loan keys to others nor should keys be duplicated. Doors must be locked upon leaving the area to maintain security.


A. The key request form must be completed by the employee and signed by both the employee and their supervisor. A $15.00 key deposit will be collected and keys issued for office and laboratory space.

B. Building keys will not be issued since the Omnilock system is in place on the outside doors. The employee can either swipe their UCSD identification card into the lock or provide the MSO with a four digit key code to access the building after hours.

C. A $15.00 fee will be charged for all lost or misplaced keys and a new key will be issued.

D. When an employee separates from CASS, all assigned keys must be returned. If a person transfers to another position within the University and possesses assigned keys that are no longer needed in the performance of their duties, these keys must be returned to the business office within five days. The key deposit will be reimbursed to the employee when keys have been returned. If an employee departs CASS and fails to return their keys then their deposit will be forfeited.

Please submit Key Request Form to Liz Kelly at