Edward Zorinsky Federal Building

A multi-story building with multiple glass windows.
Edward Zorinsky Federal Building

1616 Capitol Avenue
Omaha, Nebraska 68102

Housing about 1,200 federal workers, the 432,000-square-foot Edward Zorinsky Federal Building is named for the late Edward Zorinsky, a former Omaha mayor and U.S. Senator from Nebraska.

Design and energy-saving features of the building include a three-story atrium and a 4-foot-wide daylight corridor around the perimeter of the operating levels. These areas allow the building’s workers ample access to natural sunlight.

In addition, exterior lighting shelves reflect light into the building’s core at the ceiling level, while exterior light louvers control excess light and glare from entering the building.

The Zorinsky Federal Building provides top-tier office space, energy-efficient operations, security for employees, and structural durability for the next 50 years and beyond.

For facility-related questions, please contact the Nebraska Field Office at 402-221-4725.

Primary Tenants

  • Federal Occupational Health
  • Health and Human Services - Office of Inspector General
  • Housing and Urban Development
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Omaha Federal Credit Union
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Northwestern Division
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Omaha District
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture - Food Safety and Inspection Service
  • Veterans Benefits Administration

Parking

For parking options in downtown Omaha, please visit the Omaha parking page.

Public Transportation

The Downtown Circulator provides shuttle service and stops at the corner of 11th & Capitol, the southwest corner of the Zorinsky Federal Building property.

Property Managers

Terry Morgan

Charles "Woody" Woodring

Building Namesake: Nebraska Senator Edward Zorinsky

Edward Zorinsky graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1949 and did graduate work at Harvard University. He worked in the wholesale tobacco and candy business post graduation, becoming mayor of Omaha in 1973. He held a variety of elected and appointed governmental and public posts, becoming a U.S. Senator in 1976, fulfilling the vacated seat of Senator Roman L. Hruska. Zorinsky served in the Senate until his death in 1987.

The shortcut to this page is gsa.gov/zorinskyfedbldg.

If you have a problem or need something repaired, use our online submission to request building services.

Quick-reference phone numbers
GSA building management 402-221-4725
Conference room reservations 402-221-4725 or
nefo.admin@gsa.gov
On-site maintenance Online request or
402-280-1930
On-site custodial Online request or
402-342-4720
CAC/PIV Physical Access Control Systems enrollment office (by appointment only) 402-221-4725

Amenities

Parking and public transportation

For parking options in downtown Omaha, please visit the Omaha parking page.

Access via public transportation is available weekdays on the Downtown Circulator.

Child care

The Edward Zorinsky Child Development Center offers a National Association for the Education of Young Children-accredited child care program at the Zorinsky building. The center serves 76 children from newborn to preschool ages. The on-site early childhood program emphasizes high quality staff, parent, and child interactions in a physical environment designed to the highest quality safety and security requirements.

The center is operated by Bright Horizons Family Solutions. For more information or help, contact 402-221-7750 or angela.lake@brighthorizons.com.

Food and drink

EZ Eats Café, served by Manhattan Grill, is located on the first floor by the main lobby serving breakfast and lunch. Beverage selections include coffee and cappuccino, juice, bottled water, energy drinks, and fountain soda. Breakfast includes grill items, pastries, and bagels. Lunch options include grill items, soups, grab-and-go sandwiches, and salads.

Vending machines are located in the first floor dining area and on every other floor of the facility. The machines are managed by the Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Contact the Property Management Office at 402-221-4725 if you lose money in a vending machine, or for more information on services.

Health Services

The Federal Occupational Health Unit is available to active federal employees. The Health Unit is open 7 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Monday–Friday except federal holidays. Services provided include clinical services with first aid and emergency response, physical exams, immunizations, cholesterol testing, lactation support and other health screens. Services vary by agency. Please contact the Health Unit for services covered by your agency at 402-221-3645.

Credit Union

The Omaha Federal Credit Union downtown branch is open 8–4:30 p.m. Monday–Friday. For more information or help, call 402-341-9570.

Mail Room and Delivery Services

Each tenant agency must designate an official to sign for parcels, prints, and other accountable mail delivered by USPS. For safety and security all packages should be received and opened in the mailroom. The official's name and phone number should be listed on the call list of the mailroom directory. If delivery staff call and get no response, the items will be returned to the USPS. Tenants should expect United State Postal Service (USPS) delivery by noon each day. The USPS will pick up outgoing mail weighing 13 ounces and under. Tenants must take all other outgoing mail directly to a USPS Approved Shipper.

Commercial Deliveries

For deliveries to agencies on secure floors, a designated agency official should pick up commercial deliveries at the loading dock following screening.

For deliveries to agencies on other floors, deliveries are made to the office following screening.

Security

Federal Protective Service provides security services for the building. You can report security concerns by calling the Battle Creek Mega Center at 1-877-437-7411. FPS personnel are trained to handle risk assessment, security and surveillance support, and safety education, including training for federal building employees on procedures to follow when a child is reported missing.

Building Access

The main employee entrance is located on the north side of the building for employees with a CAC or Personal Identity Verification card.

The south entrance is for visitors, employees, and child care access. Entrants must show a valid photo ID and clear airport-style security.

After Hours Access

Employees can access the building after hours through the north or south main entrances by using a key card. This card works throughout the building. Employees are issued key cards based on the individual needs and authorization by the agencies.

Building Key Cards

Report any lost or stolen cards immediately to the GSA Property Management Office. Replacement cards can be purchased for $25. Smart cards and access cards can be enrolled by appointment only.

If you encounter problems accessing any part of the building, or you cannot get into the building after normal duty hours, you will need to report it through your agency's designated official.

Building Keys

If you plan to re-key your space, or for other help with locks, keys and access to your space, contact GSA Property Management at 402-221-4720.

Last Reviewed: 2020-06-18