Chet Holifield Federal Building

Chet Holifield Federal Building24000 Avila Road
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

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The Chet Holifield Federal Building is one of Orange County’s largest and easily recognizable buildings with its unique ziggurat-style architecture. The federal building is located between Alicia Parkway and La Paz Road at the Avila Road cross street. It is also the site of a large 3,840-cell photovoltaic system that produces 914 KiloWatts of electricity annually to support building operations.

Occupant Information

Access & Hours of Operation

The building is fully operational (lighting and HVAC services) from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding federal holidays. Tenants may access the building 24 hours a day/7 days a week including federal holidays. A key card will be required for after-hours access. Tenants must use the south entrance for after-hours access.

PIV cards may be programmed for after-hours access. All requests for key cards must be submitted through the tenant agency’s management to the GSA Property Manager for approval. Upon approval, tenants may come to suite 4100 to have their PIV cards programmed.


Contract guard service is in place to protect the property and the tenants. Your help is needed; cooperation and awareness will help them do their job. Guards are on duty 24 hours a day 7 days a week (including holidays). For all emergency or security concerns, or if no guard is available please call FPS Denver Mega Center at 1-877-437-7411.

Joint Use/Shared Services

Standard services are commonly included as part of the rent charged by GSA as documented in the Occupancy Agreement. Reimbursable services are normally excluded from the rent and are funded through a Reimbursable Work Authorization (RWA). Examples include after-hours lighting, special or after-hours cleaning, office space carpet cleaning, uninterruptible power services, and non-standard trash removal.

Conference Rooms: Located on the third floor in Suites 3318 and 3322 there are two joint-use conference rooms available for tenant use. Conference room 3318 seats 50, and 3322 seats 25. Suite 3318 has a projector. Neither room has telephone or internet service. Conference rooms are available for building tenants from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding federal holidays on a first-come, first-served reservation basis at no cost. Use of rooms outside these hours is possible through special arrangements with the GSA Property Manager and payment of overtime utility and security costs.

Please contact the GSA Property Management Office at (949) 360-2022 to schedule use.

Building Operations

Maintenance & Service Requests: Please contact ABM (949) 279-4514 or the GSA main line at (949) 360-2022 during the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding holidays for janitorial, HVAC, elevator, lighting, or any other service provided by GSA in our building. A mechanic is on duty from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Custodial Services: GSA provides cleaning for assigned space equal to commercial cleaning for similar space. The following services are standard: vacuuming, sweeping and dusting; emptying trash; servicing restrooms, lobbies, corridors, and other common areas; servicing loading docks and platforms; washing windows; and pest control. Carpet spot removal can be done on an as-needed basis. Overall shampooing is done as a reimbursable service and should take place on a regular basis to preserve the appearance and condition of the carpet.

Lighting/HVAC: Ten hours of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and lighting are provided at no additional cost during normal duty hours. Additional service outside this timeframe is available on a reimbursable basis with advanced notice to the GSA Property Management Office at (949) 360-2022.

Utility Closets: Tenant and tenant vendor access to electrical and telephone closets can be obtained by contacting the operations and maintenance contractor at (949) 360-2022. Please do not install equipment in these closets without first contacting the GSA Property Management Office.

Tenant Controlled Space Alteration: Space alterations should not be performed without first contacting the GSA Property Manager. GSA can provide alteration solutions to meet your needs. Alteration projects are normally funded through a Reimbursable Work Authorization (RWA). Also, it is building policy that work that might disrupt building tenants (e.g. paint fumes, construction noise, etc.) be accomplished after standard building operating hours.

Under the conditions above, if you are authorized to perform alterations within your space, you must adhere to all building-specific regulations with respect to contractor access, clearance procedures, and all other conditions governing general access and security controls relative to this building. No above-ceiling work is permitted without prior approval from the GSA Property Manager.

For any questions, please call the Property Manager at (949) 360-2022.

Miscellaneous Topics

Occupant Emergency Plan: As the lead tenant in this building, the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services is responsible for creating and updating the Occupant Emergency Plan. Please take time to become familiar with it.

Displays: Please do not post or display any material outside tenant space without first contacting the GSA Property Manager. A use of space permit is required for anything posted in required space. Permits can be picked up in suite 4100.

Personal Property: Please do not put surplus items in building common space (i.e., corridors, elevators, loading dock, etc.). Doing so may impede egress should the building need to be evacuated. GSA will be glad to advise you about excessing surplus property.

Loading Docks: The loading dock is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Scheduling the use of the loading dock for deliveries, moves, etc., can be arranged through the GSA Property Manager at (949) 360-2022.

If a vehicle(s) will be at the dock for more than one hour, it must be attended in the event it needs to be moved for other deliveries/services.

Deliveries: To minimize disruption to other occupants, we encourage tenants to arrange large deliveries outside of normal business hours. In the event of after-hour activities, the tenant will be responsible for arranging guard services by contacting Samantha Shintaku at (949) 360-2022 or

Recycling: Tenants are encouraged to take advantage of the building-wide recycling program, which includes paper, glass bottles and jars, metal cans, plastic containers and cardboard. Any questions regarding recycling, please contact the janitorial contractor supervisor at (714) 686-9808 or the GSA Property Manager at (949) 360-2022.

Last Reviewed 2016-08-05