Friday, December 14, 2012

FM Scholarship Spring 2013

Facility Operations would like to extend our congratulations to Jason Graf as the recipient of the Spring 2013 Facilities Management Scholarship

Jason Graf currently works in Public Safety and we wish him well as he continues his education in architecture. If you have any questions about the Facilities Scholarship please contact one of the committee members which are:

Craig Bohn > 1-5609

Lynn Rohland > 5-1162

Rochelle Randazzo > 1-5743

Angie Meeks > 5-6855

Monday, December 10, 2012

2012 Facility & Construction Operations Service Awards

This week we held our annual service awards luncheon recognizing employees for their longevity and years of dedicated service.

5 Year Award Recipients
First Row: Clint Andrews, Johnny Dawson, Richard Beck
Second Row: Tara Hawkins, Robin Genaro
Third Row: Jason Luckenbach, Jacob Thoma, Darren Bennett, Vince Foster
Fourth Row: Chris Edgar, Adam Shockley, Bob Wilson, Danny Elder
Back Row: Jeff Mauger, Brendon Norris, Chris Sudweeks, Josh Singleton

Not Pictured: Jesse Enser, Timothy Graham, Dennis Nay, John Ogden

10 Year Award Recipients
Parviz Gharagozloo and Matthew Bingle

Not Pictured: Todd Boswell

15 Year Award Recipients
Matthew Fischer and Rob Johnson

Not Pictured: John Royse

20 Year Award Recipients
Todd Stoneking, Ron Phelps, Brian Roberts and Michael Foote

25 Year Award Recipients
Joseph Harman and David Baker

30 Year Award Recipient
Scott Noel

35 Year Award Recipients
Gary Varley and Clifford Ringle

Not Pictured: Dayne Goodwin

40 Year Award Recipient
Craig Bohn

Congratulations to all our award recipients.  Your dedication and loyalty is very appreciated.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Facilities Management Scholarship Spring 2013

Applications for the Facilities Management Scholarship for the Spring 2013 Semester are due Friday, December 7, 2012.

Facilities Management would like to encourage education within our department. To support this, there will be one $350 award given each fall and spring; and one $300 award given summer semester. This scholarship may be used toward tuition at the University of Utah.  This scholarship is available to those employed in a full-time position (75% FTE or greater)with Facilities Management or a spouse or dependent of eligible employee.  (Employee must have worked for the University in a full-time benefit-eligible position for 6 consecutive months and be admitted to the University of Utah.)

For more information on the Facilities Management Scholarship visit our webpage.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact a member of the scholarship committee.
FM Scholarship Committee
Craig Bohn (1-5609)
Lynn Rohland (5-1162)
Rochelle Randazzo (1-5743)
Angie Meeks (1-3134)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

2012 Service Project continues...

Our service torch continues blazing a trail through
Facility & Construction Operations.   
We have reached the half-way mark of this years service project and we hope to keep going strong.  We appreciate everyone who has given up their lunch to come quilting. 
The service project wraps up Friday, December 7th.
Who knew playing with fire could be so fun and rewarding?  Keep up the great work! Your service will certainly warm the hearts of our veterans in need!

Check out our Facebook page for more great pictures.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

New Dispatcher

Bob Stilson is pleased to announce that Deanne Flandro has accepted the position of dispatcher in Work Planning.  Deanne brings with her many skills and has past experience which will help in her new position.  Please give her your support and stop by the Dispatch office to welcome her to Facility Operations.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

2012 Facility & Construction Operations Service Project

It's that time of year again, our annual service project.  This year we are partnering with the Univeristy Veterans Services Department and our quilting and donations will be going to the Veterans Hospital and the Veterans Nursing Home

Quilting is scheduled during the lunch hour.  Donation jars and bins are available with your division secretaries and various shop locations.  We would like to see all of the divisions within Facility & Construction Operations particiate in this project.  See your division secretary if your area hasn't signed up for a quilting day yet.

This year in keeping with our Olympic theme we will be passing the service torch from shop to shop as they participate.

The service torch is blazing a trail through our shops! Where will it end up next?

We appreciate all of the support and participation we have received on this project, without it this would not be possible.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Employee Recognition Program

Caught in the Act is an inner/intra departmental employee recognition program that acknowledges employees extra ordinary contributions to the department's overall objectives and core values.

Core Values
Customer Service

Customer Service
We are the provider of choice by providing quality, safe, cost effective and timely services.

Congratulations to those who have been Caught in the Act:
Cynthia Garcia Customer Service
Dale Hoskins Excellence
George Greenwood Teamwork, Excellence
Joeleen Thompson Teamwork, Excellence
Karl Weeks Customer Service, Teamwork
Kellie Whitten Customer Service, Teamwork
Lewis Palmer Customer Service, Teamwork, Innovation, Safety, Excellence
Mark Tennant Safety
Matt Sanders Customer Service, Teamwork, Excellence
Reggie Williams Excellence
Rob Robinson Customer Service, Excellence
Robert Wiscomb Customer Service, Teamwork, Excellence
Soe Soe Aung Customer Service, Teamwork, Excellence
Stacy Hendricksen Customer Service, Teamwork, Innovation, Safety, Excellence
Stephen Pratt Customer Service, Excellence
Susana Sanchez Customer Service, Teamwork, Excellence
Troy Danvers Customer Service, Innovation, Excellence

Great work everyone
We hope to see many more in the future.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Winter Weather Safety

In light of the winter weather today we'd like to remind you to be aware of snowy walking and driving conditions on campus.

When walking around campus during the winter:
  • Wear the right footwear, rubber and neoprene composite sole shoes.
  • Walk slowly, shuffle your feet while walking, and take small steps to keep your center of balance under you. Bend slightly at the knees.
  • Wipe your feet before entering a building and use handrails whenever possible.
  • Test potential slick areas by tapping your foot on them.

When driving on campus during the winter:
  • Make sure your tires are in good condition.
  • Don't forget to put a shovel and a 50-pound bag of salt in the trunk of your vehicle; you never know when you may need it (even if it's to help a fellow-driver).
  • Landscape Maintenance and Transportation cannot assist in removing cars that get stuck in the snow. You will need to call a tow truck.
  • If driving conditions are bad, take public transportation to campus.

If you have any snow removal concerns, please call Facility Operations Dispatch Office at (801) 581-7221.  Enviromental Health and Safety has more information on Winter Walking Safety on their website.  Remember winter is coming so be safe. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

2012 AssetWorld Achievement Award

Cynthia Garcia, Rich Miller, and Steve Hoskins had the privilege of accepting the 2012 AssetWorld Achievement Award.  This award was one of only two Achievement Awards given at AssetWorld 2012 Annual Facilities Users Conference. The University of Utah received this award for our integration of AiM with Kronos. 

Currently we are the only university that has integrated AiM with their time reporting system and eliminated the need for double time entry.  Data Systems worked with ACS and AssetWorks to develop a web application that imports the data from the AiM database into Kronos.  This integration allows for daily imports and confirmation of supervisor approval.  By developing the Kronos integration they  were able to save one FTE in payroll entry.  They also reduced the number of dependent applications that we ran in payroll and eliminated the IT costs associated with application support.  They  also estimate that they've saved 15 trees in reduced paper costs J The work metrics are much better as we are able to match our time exactly with the work done.  Our employees know exactly what they'll be paid for and the systems always balance. 

We are very proud of Data Systems for all the hard work it has taken to reach this achievement. 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Welcome to Facility Operations

Bob Stilson is pleased to announce that Alan Burdick has accepted the position of Construction Manager for the Work Planning group.  Alan has many years of hands on construction experience as well as managing ground up commercial projects.  Alan is excited to be here and will be a great resource and asset to our department.  Please welcome Alan and give him your support as he becomes part of Facility Operations. 

Dale Hoskins would like to welcome Brett Nuccitelli to the Metal Shop.  He is our new Sheet Metal Worker and we are happy to have him join us.

Budget & Programs welcomes Tamara Sindelman the new Office Assistant.  She will be supporting Landscape Maintenance and Transportation.  She is brand new to Utah after having grown up in the northwest (Oregon and Washington) where she worked in health sciences at the University of Washington.  Most recently, she was a high school English teacher and is planning to return to school (hopefully at the U) so she can eventtually teach at the college level.  So far, she loves the mountains and blue sky but misses the ocean.

Landscape Maintenance would like to welcome Christy Cruz, she is a Landscape Gardener.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Slips, Trips and Falls

The Facility Operations Safety Committee announces the

Slips, Trips, and Falls Safety Training

Thursday, October 11, 2012
OSH Auditorium, Bldg 054


Two 1-hour sessions will be available.  Please split you shop up to attend class as convenient.

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Doughnuts and coffee will be served at the end of each training.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Employee Appreciation Day

The University had its annual Employee Appreciation Day providing a great opportunity for all of us to take a break from our hard work and have a little fun. 

Facility Ops had a lot of employees volunteer to help out with the great event. 
(It probably helps that our own Lora Mortensen was the Volunteeer Coordinator) 
Thanks to all of the volunteers who helped make this day possible.    

It looks like everyone had a good time! 

Trent Parker from Transportation even kicked a 30 yard field goal!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

State of the Department

Please join the Director of Facility Operations,

Craig Bohn as he delivers the State of the Department Address

Wednesday, October 3, 2011

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

S BEH Auditorium

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Construction Manager

Bob Stilson with Work Planning is pleased to announce that Nate Miles has accepted one of the Construction Manager positions.  Nate brings with him an extensive background in event coordination, facility coordination, and knowledge of construction practices which will greatly aid him in coordinating the construction and remodel projects on campus.  Please give Nate your full support as he moves into this new position. 

Shirt Orders

It's that time of year . . .shirt orders!

We have started the ordering process for shirts. Posters and order forms have been handed out to your division secretaries. The order forms are due back to them by Friday, September 21st.

A few reminders:

• Blue forms are for full-time employees –1 item only (with the exception of 3 short sleeve t-shirts, or 1 long sleeve and 1 short sleeve t-shirt)

• Yellow forms are for part-time employees – 1 item only

• White forms are for any additional orders

• The TLS608 – Men’s Easy Care Dress Shirt does not come in steel gray

• If an employee chooses not to order a shirt, we still need the employee’s form back stating that a shirt will not be ordered

• Cash or check only (make checks payable to “University of Utah”)

If you have any questions, please see your division secretary.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Employee Recognition Program
August marked the one year anniversary of Caught in the Act!  Caught in the Act is an inner/intra departmental employee recognition program that acknowledges employees extra ordinary contributions to the department’s overall objectives and core values.
How it Works
When a manager, supervisor, or lead worker observes an action or behavior of a Facilities employee that is above and beyond the individuals assigned scope of duties, he or she can complete a Caught in the Act card as a way to show appreciation and recognition to the employee. The completed card is given to an employee then redeemed at the Arbor Café in Bldg. 350 for one free food item and a drink.
Core Values
Customer Service - We are the provider of choice by providing quality, safe, cost effective and timely services.
Excellence - Our personal and professional excellence is proven through our commitment to:
• The University’s teaching, research, and public service missions.
• Excellent customer service through teamwork, continuous improvement, innovation and safety.
• Respect students, faculty, and fellow staff members.
• Encourage others and develop skills to our fullest potential.
• Conduct our duties with integrity, accountability, and dignity.
• Utilize sound business practices and friendly administrative processes.
• Say what we do and do what we say.
Safety - We protect ourselves, those we work with, and others around us from harm as we perform each task.
Innovation - With creative new ideas and approaches we continually improve functions, systems and practices.
Teamwork - We treat one another with respect and communicate openly. We foster collaboration while maintaining individual accountability.

Congratulations to those who have been Caught in the Act during our first year of this program:
Allen Oliver Excellence
Bill Burns Teamwork
Bob Carter Customer Service
Bob Stilson Teamwork, Excellence
Brad Krebs Innovation, Teamwork, Excellence
Brian (Grounds) Excellence
Brian Roberts Customer Service, Excellence
Clint Andrews Customer Service, Teamwork, Innovation, Safety, Excellence
Colin Donlan Teamwork, Excellence
Craig Erickson Customer Service, Excellence
CW Walker Teamwork
Dan Bills Teamwork
Dana Grant Customer Service, Teamwork, Excellence
Danny Elder Customer Service, Teamwork, Excellence
Dave Weisenburg Customer Service, Teamwork Excellence
Debbie Smith Teamwork, Excellence
Dennis Crawford Customer Service
Dennis Nay Teamwork, Safety
Desslie Andreason Teamwork
Elisabeth Hedges Teamwork, Excellence
Elizabeth Valle Customer Service, Teamwork, Excellence
Elka Fernandez Customer Service, Teamwork, Innovation, Safety, Excellence
Galen Howton Teamwork, Safety
Gary Forrest Excellence
Gene Shelby Teamwork, Excellence
Genoveva Alvarez Excellence
James (HVAC) Customer Service, Teamwork, Innovation, Safety, Excellence
James Norwood Customer Service, Safety, Excellence, Teamwork
Jennifer Coulson Excellence
Jessica Cooke Innovation, Teamwork, Excellence
Jim Mansell Customer Service, Teamwork, Excellence
Joe Hiller Teamwork, Excellence, Safety
Joe Weber Customer Service, Excellence
John Bridges Customer Servie, Teamwork, Safety, Excellence
John Cross Customer Service, Teamwork, Excellence, Safety
Johnny Dawson Customer Service, Teamwork, Excellence
Jon Dean Custumer service, Teamwork, Excellence.
Josh James Teamwork, Excellence
Josh Peay Innovation, Teamwork, Excellence
Josh Singleton Excellence
Justine Barnes Teamwork
Karl Weeks Customer Serivce, Teamwork, Excellence
Keith Hughes Customer Service, Excellence
Kelvin Perry Customer Service, Excellence
Kenny Ellington Customer Service, Teamwork, Excellence
Kim Collard Customer Service, Teamwork, Excellence
Laura Barratt Customer Service, Teamwork, Excellence
Leo Kane Customer Service, Teamwork
Lewis Palmer Teamwork
Liz Hedges Customer Service, Teamwork, Excelllence
Lonnie Medina Customer Service, Teamwork, Innovation, Safety, Excellence
Machelle McCoy Customer Sercie, Teamwork, Safety, Excellence
Marshall (Custodial) Teamwork, Excellence
Michelle Thomas Customer Service, Excellence
Nathan Howell Customer Serivce, Teamwork
Patricia Gomez Teamwork, Excellence, Safety
Rasta Wondwossen Teamwork, Excellence
Reggie Williams Customer Service, Excellence, Teamwork
Rob Garcia Customer Service, Teamwork, Safety
Rob Jentzsch Customer Service, Teamwork
Robert Kahane Excellence
Rodney Rodgers Teamwork, Excellence
Ron Greenwood Customer Service, Teamwork
Ron Philips Teamwork, Excellence
Rosie Russo Customer Service, Teamwork
Roy Rosenhan Customer Service, Teamwork
Russ Smith Teamwork
Russell Pettet Customer Service
Sam Anderson Customer Service, Teamwork, Excellence
Sandra Thomas Teamwork, Excellence
Scott Jefferson Innovation
Stacy Hendricksen Customer Service, Teamwork, Excellence
Steve Cook Customer Service, Teamwork, Excellence
Steve Reest Teamwork, Excellence
Terry Erickson Customer Service, Innovation
Terry Schilcher Teamwork, Excellence
Theresa Gallegos Excellence
Tim Graham Customer Service
Todd Stoneking Customer Service, Teamwork, Excellence
Tony Polidori Teamwork, Excellence
Troy Stubblefield Customer Service, Teamwork, Innovation, Excellence
Troy Young Innovation, Teamwork
Wayne Spencer Customer Service, Excellence
Wendy Traeden Customer Service, Teamwork
Wyatt Peterson Teamwork, Excellence

Great work everyone. 
We hope to see many more in the future.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

University Sedan Parking Rule Change

Effective August 20, 2012 maintenance parking spaces (designated by green posts) are reserved for Facility Operations service trucks. Sedans may not use these spaces except in the following areas:
  • The University Hospital loading dock.
  • Spaces adjacent to Motor Pool, University Police and the Turpin University Services Building.
  • Loading docks with the approval of the dock manager.
Other exceptions may be adopted for sedans engaged in organ transplants, nuclear waste, or other similar circumstances.
Sedans may park in “U” and “E” lots as needed and temporarily in “A” lots (in order to load and unload supplies.) Departmental sedans should not displace faculty parking places in “A” lots.
University vehicles with exempt license plates may park in pay lots and parking meters under the following restrictions: Pay lot parking is limited to 1 hour; and parking at meters is limited to the type of the specific meter: (36 minute, 1 hour or 2 hour meter.) University vehicles may not park in red loading zone meters.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Organizational Changes

August has been a busy month for Facility Operations.  We have had some big changes within our organization the last few months.  We look forward to the exciting new challenges and opportunities these changes will bring.

Waste Management
Effective September 1, 2012, Waste Management will be moved from Budget & Programs to Custodial Services under Facility Operations.  There will be no change in personnel or the functions they perform.  The phone number will also remain the same, 1-5173.

Event Support Services

Effective August 16, 2012 Event Support Services is longer a part of Facility Operations. The services they provided including Tables and Chairs will now be provided by Stadium and Arena Event Services located at Rice Eccles Stadium.
Please contact Nate Miles 1-8518 or the Stadium Front Desk 1-5445 for any questions. 

Danielle Johnson will now be providing administrative report for Orfeo with Budget & Programs, as well as assisting Lora with Facility & Construction Operations.

And just a reminder of some of the less recent changes:
Creation of Facility and Construction Operations
Cory Higgins became the Executive Director of Facility & Construction Operations, which encompasses Construction Project Delivery and  Facility Operations. He is supported by Joe Harman and Tom Christensen as Associate Directors of Construction Project Delivery.

Facility Operations
Craig Bohn became the new Director of Facility Operations. 

Central Services
Steve Hoskins became the new Associate Director of Central Services in Facility Operations

Friday, August 24, 2012

July Janus Award

The Janus Award
Beginning July 2012 Custodial Services will present a monthly award for outstanding work within their assigned area.  Each month the custodial office will recognize a crew that demonstrates their excellence in cleaning based on inspection scores.

July Janus Award Winners
The July 2012 Janus Award was presented to the Museum of Natural History/NPS crew led by Crew Leader, Lisa McCarrel. 
The team topped other Custodial Services crews by scoring a 97% on their SMART inspection for the month.

For more information about Custodial Services visit our website.