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.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

FM Scholarship Fall 2012

The Facility Operations would like to extend our congratulations to Ryan Speers, as the recipient of the Fall 2012 Facilities Management Scholarship.

Visit our webpage for more information.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

2012 Summer BBQ

August 9th was our Annual Summer BBQ.   This gives us an opportunity to kick off the new school year and show appreciation to our hard working employees. 

We put the management team to work with Associate Directors working the grill cooking up over 500 hamburgers, hotdogs and veggie burgers. 

 We had Supervisors working the line serving our hungry crews. (with the help of some Facility Coordinators and admins)



The Electronics Shop made sure we had some good tunes. Events set us up with shade tents and cold drinks.  Waste Management made sure we could all do our part by providing recycling and trash stations.
Thanks to John Atkins and Terry Erickson for organizing this event for us.  Special thanks to Nate Miles and his staff for working hard to set everything up to we could all play for a couple hours. 

For more pictures check us out on Facebook