Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Janus Awards

The Janus Award was presented to the Museum of Natural History Crew led by Crew Leader, Lisa McCarrel for the month of August. The team topped other crews with the highest score on the SMART Inspections for the month!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Caught In The Act

These employees have recently been recognized for going above and beyond expectations in Customer Service, Teamwork, Innovation, Safety, or Excellence

Angie Meeks, Rick Johansen, Troy Danvers, Aislynn Schultz, Ryan Hillam, Craig Erickson, Bob Stilson, Marin Hebdon

2013 District Staff Excellence Award Winner

Facilities Management would like to acknowledge Lora Mortensen, human resources administrator for Facility & Construction Operations , as one of the recipients of the 2013 District Staff Excellence Award (DSEA). This prestigious awards program recognizes superior service and ongoing contributions by the University’s full-time staff.

Lora attended the luncheon and awards presentation hosted last week by President Pershing, where she and the other recognized staff were honored. Lora received the award for her commitment to service excellence and her deep knowledge and understanding of the University and its functions.

Lora with the 2013 District Staff Excellence Award

During the past few years, Lora has supported employee appreciation day activities, as well as served on the staff diversity and equity committee. She also developed the “Caught in the Act” program to acknowledge employees going the extra mile. Lora also organizes a service project that ties quilts for those with special needs for various hospital or campus outreach departments. Her commitment to the University and her contributions will have long lasting benefits for Facilities Management. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Facilities Management Monthly Numbers

Accidents were reported in Facility Operations in 2011

Accidents were reported in Facility Operations in 2012

Accidents have been reported in Facility Operations in 2013 so far

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

In The Spotlight

Ernie Flynn
Door Closer Specialist

Ernie Flynn has been working for the University of Utah for 20 years in the Carpenter shop. He fixes all the doors on campus so that they will operate properly, and cares about his work as well as entertaining people on the side.  

Ernie started performing as Santa about 14 years ago, specializing in children’s and family shows.  He is best known as Bobber the Clown, a persona where he combines magic, balloon art,  and comedy.  His favorite part of performing is making people laugh and entertaining them.  Because of his performances he has been able to meet some wonderful people.

Looking for Bobber the Clown around town? He works at the Chinese Gourmet located at 4425 South State St. every Monday from 6 to 8 pm. Ernie has performed for children of all ages at birthday parties, church functions, corporate events, and more. Bobber the Clown has been seen in the Days of ’47 Parade, Bountiful Parade, American Fork Parade, and the Wendover Parade.

More information can be found at

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

What does the Department of Public Safety do?

Public Safety provides all police and security related services needed on the U of U campus.  The campus is over 1,800 acres, and the officers patrol the campus 24/7, safeguarding close to 50,000 people!

Public Safety provides a number of services, including managing and responding to intrusion and duress alarms. They can also assist if you are locked out of your building or if your card does not function properly. Locked out of your car or your car won’t start?  Public Safety can help you get inside and provide a jump start. Feel uncomfortable walking across campus at night? Call Public Safety and they will escort you to your dorm, vehicle or any building on campus if you feel unsafe. Of course they offer full police services, taking crime reports and investigating incidents that occur on campus. Did you know that they also provide fingerprinting services? This service is provided on Thursdays from 8 am to 4 pm at 1735 E South Campus Dr.

If you would like more information regarding Public Safety, you can visit their website at Here you will find reports and statistics on Campus Security, the daily crime log, laws and policies, a list of community resources, and a crime prevention section where you can register your bike, computers, etc., which makes it easier to recover if stolen. There is also a Rape Aggression Defense System, a self-defense program for women.

If you require any of these services, please call 801-585-1162. For immediate police or security response, call 801-585-2677.

Services provided by Public Safety include managing and responding to intrusion and duress alarms.