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  • Welcome to FM

    Mike Berthelsen with custodians

    Facilities Management's mission is to provide a safe, functional, clean, and welcoming campus. A department of University Services, Facilities Management (FM) is responsible for the physical assets of the University to ensure a quality environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors in support of the University’s mission of teaching, research and outreach. Visit our Success Stories page for more information about how FM is working to advance President Kaler’s ... Read more

  • New Chief Administrative Officer

    It is with great pleasure that I inform you that Elizabeth Wroblewski has accepted the position of Chief Administrative Officer!

    As many of you know, since May 2013 FM's Chief Administrative Officer position has been filled on an interim basis. Earlier this spring we started a competitive search for someone to fill that role on an ongoing basis. The search committee was fortunate to receive responses from many well qualified applicants from across the country. Elizabeth was selected as a result of a thorough review and interview process.

    Many of you may know Elizabeth or may... Read more

  • New Sustainability Director and Team Manager

    Sustainability Director:
    It is with great pleasure that I inform you that Shane Stennes has accepted the position of Sustainability Director for Campus Operations.

    Shane has served as the University Services Sustainability Coordinator since 2010 and added to this - serving as the Interim Chief Administrative Officer for FM since 2013. He was advanced by a search committee as a finalist from a large and qualified applicant list.

    Shane will be the first person to serve in this newly re-organized role. Amy Short served until 2014 as the University... Read more

  • Finals May 9 - 16

    I just want to remind everyone that we will be working with our partners from the Office of Classroom Management (OCM) over the next week to provide students and faculty with a great finals experience.

    The final exam period runs from Saturday, May 9 through Saturday, May 16. Study days will take place on Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10. During these study days, all weekend buildings will be open from 7 am to 10 pm. Final exams are scheduled for May 11 - 16. During this time please have all classroom buildings prepared and ready to go by 7:00 am.

    University access hours for... Read more

  • Pleasant Street Reconstruction

    Pleasant Street reconstructed and after 10 years of tree growth

    With the start of summer break, the University will begin a major street reconstruction of Pleasant Street from University Avenue to Arlington Street. The project is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 18 and will significantly impact the U of M campus throughout the summer months.

    As part of the Pleasant Street reconstruction, 52 trees – primarily ash trees – will be removed. While the tree removal is regrettable and will certainly be noticeable, those trees will ultimately be replaced by 54 trees and will allow for the installation of cutting-edge boulevard tree plantings, utilizing... Read more

  • Preparing Buildings for Summer

    Mechanics doing hands-on training

    With summer approaching, we have begun transitioning buildings from heating to cooling season -- a process that takes several weeks. We will be posting regular updates to transition plans at the following links:

    East Bank District (PDF)

    Health Sciences District (PDF)

    North... Read more

  • FM Website Changes

    This year, the University is replacing the software used to manage content on University websites. In anticipation of this change Facilities Management staff have been in the process of moving our website from the current software, UM Content, to the new software system, Drupal. I am pleased to announce the move is complete and the FM website - facm.umn.edu - is now being manged with the new Drupal software. Web content managers linking to facm.umn.edu resources should review links as URLs may have changed with the... Read more

  • Minor Changes to FM Employees' Pay and Vacation Entry from Upgrade

    As you may have heard, the University is implementing a major upgrade of PeopleSoft software on April 10. PeopleSoft is used by the University to manage human resource, financial, and student information. As part of this upgrade, you recently received a message from Kathy Brown, Vice President of Human Resources, stating that payroll timekeeping is moving to PeopleSoft, except for University Services. Facilities Management falls under the University Services group and you will continue to use Compass for time entry, so you can disregard emails from OHR or the PeopleSoft upgrade project... Read more

  • March 2015 FM Employee Service Anniversaries

    The dedication of FM's long-standing employees is clear when you look at the many years of service that they have provided the University of Minnesota. It is with great appreciation that we recognize the following employees for reaching their respective milestones of service. Thank you all and keep up the good work!

    35 Years

    Ernesto Flores
    John Goettl

    30 Years

    ... Read more