Edward Zorinsky Federal Building
1616 Capitol Avenue
Omaha, NE 68102-4908
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 four-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.
During demolition and reconstruction, GSA recycled or reused nearly 99 percent of the internal finishes. Working through a community partnership with Humanity Restore, GSA was able to salvage a vast array of building materials for reuse in Nebraska schools, or to set aside for recycling.
Building engineers believe that the Zorinsky Federal Building will provide 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 using the contact information located in the upper right hand side of this page.
General Building Information
Hours of Operation
The Edward Zorinsky Federal Building is open 6 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday - Friday, excluding federal holidays. All visitors must have a valid picture identification and must pass through the security screening area at the main entrance to the building. All items (including canes, medical devices, laptops, purses, postage items etc.,) will be x-rayed. All visitors, clients and delivery personnel will also be required to pass through a walk-through magnetometer prior to gaining access to the building. Visitors have access to public areas only.
Vending and Lunch Services
EZ Eats Café, located on the first floor off the main lobby, serves both breakfast and lunch daily. Beverage selections include coffee and cappuccino, juice, bottled water, energy drinks, and fountain soda. Vending machines serviced by the Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired are located in this area, as well as second, fourth, sixth, and eighth floors.
Child Care Center
The Edward Zorinsky Child Care Center is a state-of-the-art facility accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Located on the first floor, it can support up to 76 children, ranging from newborn to five years of age. It has an fully-enclosed outdoor playground. For more information, contact the director at (402) 221-7750.
The Federal Occupational Health office is located on the second floor in Suite 250. This office is open 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday, excluding federal holidays and is complete with exam, treatment and audio rooms. It has a full-time nursing staff and offers scheduled doctor visits. For more information, contact the office at (402) 221-3645.
The Omaha Federal Credit Union has an office located on the first floor in Suite 187. This office is open 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday, excluding federal holidays. For more information, contact the office at (402) 341-9570.
Parking is available in various locations. The area parking map provides options for long-term and short-term parking.
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