A new policy is now in effect for the permitted use of service animals by employees and users at Fermilab. The Service Animals – Employees and Users Policy (must be on the Fermilab network to view) is very similar to the service animal policy for visitors. Some key points to be aware of include:
- Pets cannot be brought to work while working, with the exception of service animals for a person with disabilities.
- Animals such as comfort animals, therapy animals and emotional support animals are not defined as service animals and therefore are not allowed per the policy.
- All service animals must be approved and registered with the HR Department prior to being brought on lab premises.