Important FM Announcement - BSAC Decision
Please see a summary of a business change that has been decided and announced regarding BSAC.
If you have questions, please ask your supervisor/manager.
BSAC Decision: January 21, 2015
- University Services, specifically Facilities Management, Energy Management and Public Safety, in a business decision to improve operational and financial efficiency, have decided to eliminate the current 24/7 Building Systems Automation Center (BSAC) and re-distribute those functions to other existing resources, already monitoring other University alarms and... Read more
FM Staff Win Six Star Performer Awards
The 2014 University Services Star Performers were named at the U Services Leadership Forum in December. FM Employees received 6 of the 15 awards presented this year. Star Performer awards are given to University Services employees who demonstrate the values of University Services through their hard work and dedication each and every day. Nominations are made by faculty, staff, and students on the Twin Cities campus. Below is a list of the FM Star Performer Award Winners and comments made about them during the presentation.
Wondu Galata, Senior Buildings and Grounds Worker
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Employee Engagement Survey Results
Back in October, the University conducted its second annual Employee Engagement survey. The 36 question survey was sent to faculty and staff, and was externally managed by the Hay Group to ensure confidentiality. On Monday, February 9 Human Resources provided survey results to each FM supervisor with more than 10 responses. Today, I want to give you a preview of the results, highlight some successes and challenges, and lay out plans for the coming months.
Before we get to the results – Thank You to the 68% of FM employees who completed the survey! That number is equal to the overall... 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!
30 Years... 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
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
Welcome to FM
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
FM Website Now on Drupal
We are pleased to announce that FM's website has migrated to Drupal, the University’s web content management system. This new system provides FM with a more mobile friendly website and a framework which allows FM to have a more dynamic and current website.
FM Staff will be continuing to update content on the FM site after this site goes live. If you see any pages where information should be updated, please contact us.
A Few Notes
The links to COMPASS, COMPASS for Kiosks, Web... Read more