Facilities | General Information | Key System
Regulations | Requesting Keys
As an important part of Palomar College, the key
policy provides legitimate building access for college personnel,
establishes issuing authority and accountability for keys, helps
ensure privacy, and contributes to the protection of persons and
property. The Facilities Office
is charged with the responsibility for maintaining the integrity of
the College’s key system. A detailed database of all keys
issued is maintained.
When authorized by a Department
Chairperson/Director and the appropriate Dean or Vice-President,
individual room keys (restricted classrooms and offices) will be
issued to the following employee classifications by submitting a Key
Request Form to the Facilities Office:
Temporary Employees (formerly known as Short-Term Employees)
Request Forms for the Escondido Center must be generated by that
campus and the form can only be signed by the Director, Extended
Education and the Dean or Vice-President for that division.
Any key request forms submitted by the San Marcos Campus to the
Facilities Office will be forwarded to the Escondido Center for
approval/signatures. As you can imagine, this will delay the
processing of the key request for the individual requiring keys.
Key requests are typically filled in 2-3
business days; please allow enough time to pass before checking
on the status of your order. Keys are issued to College
buildings for the purpose of conducting College business only.
Each key is coded with a unique number that can be traced through
our detailed database to the person to whom it was issued. As
an added security measure, there are no markings on the key to
indicate which space it will open.
The Facilities Department/Building Services
Locksmith and/or his/her designee are the only person(s) allowed to
cut and issue keys for college buildings.
No employees, under any circumstances, will be
issued multiple keys for the same area.
All lock and key problems should be called into the Facilities
Office at extension 2629, Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. After these hours and on weekends as well as holidays,
please contact Campus Police at extension 2289 or 760/891-7273.