Building access still limited to those with Pitt IDs

Pittsburgh campus building access will continue to be restricted to authorized Pitt ID card holders during the spring term and established safety protocols, including temperature and ID checks and face coverings, will continue to be used at designated entrances.

Building concierge providers are back in place, according to David DeJong, acting senior vice chancellor for Business and Operations. Security guards are handling most of the concierge duties for now, but as student concierge providers will be used once students return to campus.

Faculty and staff can request access through the Authority to Operate (ATO) system, with approval granted by responsibility center administrators or assigned departmental approvers. 

Business and Operations rolled out ATO 2.0 with streamlined features on Jan. 4 in collaboration with Pitt IT, the Office of the Provost and the Office of Human Resources. Enhancements include a simplified access request process, the ability to customize access requests by day and frequency including one-time access, enhanced email confirmations and simplified dashboards for responsibility centers to easily monitor building access.

Responsibility center administrators will receive training on these procedures. Information on building access, including how to request, approve and monitor access; as well as training materials and FAQs are posted on the Facilities Management Building Status webpage.

Contact Laura Zullo, director of administration for Business and Operations, at with any questions or requests for additional information regarding access protocols.

— Susan Jones


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