April 5, 1996
MEMORANDUM FOR ASSISTANT REGIONAL ADMINISTRATORS -
1P, 2P, 3P, 4P, 5P, 6P, 7P, 8P, 9P, 10P, WP
ROBERT A. PECK /signed Robert A. Peck/
COMMISSIONER - P
Standard Level Features and Finishes
for U.S. Courts Facilities (March 1996)
This memorandum issues and transmits a revised edition of the subject document, Standard
Level Features and Finishes for U.S. Courts Facilities (SLFF). This revision, dated March 1996,
will supersede the existing SLFF dated October 1994.
As a complementary document to the United States Courts Design Guide (USCDG), issued by
the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AOC), the SLFF establishes the baseline
standard level of features and finishes for U.S. Courts facilities that are funded by the General
Services Administration (GSA). In addition, the SLFF defines standards for special space in
areas assigned to the U.S. Marshals Service and support space provided by GSA.
The March 1996 edition of the SLFF addresses issues raised by AOC after publication of the
October 1994 edition, particularly questions concerning funding for specific courtroom
furnishings and equipment.
Regional offices are not required to implement the attached edition of the SLFF until October 1,
1996; however, we are issuing it prior to that date for planning purposes. After October 1, 1996,
it will supersede the October 1994 edition, and should be used in conjunction with the USCDG
and any other documents containing requirements for U.S. Courts facilities, such as the Facilities
Standards for the Public Buildings Service (PBS-PQ100.1).
Regional Administrators -
1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A, 7A, 8A, 9A, 10A, WA