Facilities Management: Safe. Reliable. Welcoming.
Facilities Management is responsible for managing the physical assets such as the grounds, buildings and the energy needs of the Twin Cities campus at the University of Minnesota. It’s a big job for a campus that sprawls out over 900 acres and contains a diverse mix of historically significant buildings as well as new, state-of-the-art, high-tech facilities. We work behind the scenes to make sure our campus is welcoming, reliable, and safe for all who study, work and visit here.
FM Wellness Challenge
If you’re like me, the new year brings another chance to set optimistic new year’s resolutions. Part of the way we can actually meet our goals is to have a good plan to get there. The U’s Wellness Program provides all the tools you need to meet your health goals and ensure you receive a significant discount on your 2018 health insurance premiums. I was happy to learn 299 eligible FM employees completed the program for 2016, approximately twice our 2015 number. Congratulations team, great work!
This year, I want to capitalize on that momentum and do even better. I... Read more
2016 FM AccomplishmentsDear FM,The beginning of each new year seems to be a natural time to reflect on the past year. I am proud of what we have accomplished together in 2016. Your hard work is critical to our accomplishments, so I would like to begin with a few shout-outs that shine a light on what our teams do every day:
- FM awarded 52 U are GOLD awards last year (an increase from 30 in 2015) and many included team awards.
- Sue Van Voorhis, University Registrar, wrote Mike Berthelsen and new Sr. VP Brian Burnett about how well FM prepared the campus for... Read more