[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 214 (Tuesday, November 5, 2019)]
[Page 59624]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-24102]



[Notice-MA-2019-09; Docket No. 2019-0002; Sequence No. 26]

Federal Management Regulation (FMR); Sleeping in Federal 

AGENCY: Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP), General Services 
Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This bulletin reaffirms that sleeping in buildings under the 
jurisdiction, custody or control of GSA, including those buildings 
delegated to other Federal agencies by the Administrator of General 
Services, is prohibited, except when expressly authorized by an agency 
official. Sleeping may be authorized if the person is directed by a 
supervisor to remain in the building to conduct official government 
business and it is necessary for the person to sleep on the premises 
or, in the case of an emergency where there is imminent danger to human 
life or property, where persons are directed to shelter-in-place.

DATES: Applicable: November 5, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris Coneeney, Director, Real 
Property Policy Division, Office of Government-wide Policy, GSA at 202-
501-2956, or email [email protected]. Please cite FMR Bulletin 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Management Regulation (FMR) does 
not specifically identify unauthorized sleeping as a type of prohibited 
conduct in subpart C of 41 CFR part 102-74. Instead, agency officials 
have relied on provisions in the FMR that address hazards, disturbances 
and failure to comply with the lawful direction of Federal police 
officers and other authorized individuals to prohibit the practice of 
unofficially sleeping in Federal buildings. Since GSA has received 
questions regarding the permissibility of sleeping in Federal 
buildings, and the FMR does not specifically address this conduct, GSA 
is issuing this bulletin to reaffirm the fact that all persons are 
prohibited from sleeping in Federal buildings, except when such 
activity is expressly authorized by an agency official. The Facility 
Manager will post this bulletin in a conspicuous place in the building 
so that all persons in the building have constructive or actual notice 
of the policy.

Jessica Salmoiraghi,
Associate Administrator, Office of Government-wide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2019-24102 Filed 11-4-19; 8:45 am]