About Us

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Mission Statement

The Facilities Management division is committed to providing quality service to students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the University. The physical facilities are an important and tangible asset of the University with a current replacement value in excess of $558,200,000. Facilities Management is responsible for maintaining each facility and the entire campus in a manner that contributes to the attractiveness and function of the educational environment. Maintaining the physical facilities is essential to enhancing the overall residential and educational environment along with ensuring a safe, developed campus that is committed to preserving and enhancing the Jesuit identity and ideals.

Management provides services and support for the city of Scranton and Lackawanna County through cooperative efforts with the Chamber of Commerce, Friends of the Poor, student community service committees and programs, Scranton Police and Fire Departments, Hill Neighborhood Association, Scranton Parks and Recreation Department, and the Lackawanna County Recycling Center. Support is provided to the many non-University organizations that use the facilities throughout the year.

Facilities Management employees are committed to support the economic goals of the University. Employees are dedicated to the concept of improving productivity and effectiveness through the more efficient use of time and materials, implementation of new technology and equipment, and improving skills through training and seminars.

It is recognized that the major strengths of Facilities Management are the employees and available resources used in the performance of its work. This is strengthened by the support and commitment of the administration and board of trustees to providing a well maintained and developed campus. By this commitment, we are able to provide support to the academic excellence and educational attractiveness of the University.

The Facilities Management team is committed to treating employees with dignity and respect, fostering positive attitudes and acceptable behavior, recognizing satisfactory employee performance, administering policies fairly, and communicating the plans and directions of the department to all employees.

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Services

The Facilities Management Department is a service organization responsible for the planning, construction, renovation, repair, and maintenance of all University buildings and facilities. The department provides and administers utilities, architectural and engineering services, grounds care, recycling programs, custodial services, and annual FIP-FMP programs. Our goal is to provide these services in a manner consistent with the University of Scranton's standards of excellence.

Services provided by Facilities Management Department include but are not limited to the following:

  • General maintenance and custodial work in all academic and residence hall buildings, including the services of carpenters, electricians, plumbers, and HVAC mechanics to ensure a safe and adequate educational environment for academic and administrative functions.
  • Maintenance of classrooms and public spaces including common space furnishings.
  • Maintenance of walks, grounds, and limited maintenance of athletic facilities.
  • Operation and maintenance of utilities.
  • Custodial services.
  • Elevator maintenance.
  • Preventive maintenance for building systems.
  • Energy conservation, including installation of equipment to conserve energy.
  • Moving and set-up responsibilities.
  • Management of building construction and renovation projects.
  • Architectural consultation for small-scale projects.

Questions or concerns pertaining to services provided, please call:

  • Maintenance Operations, John Joyce Trades Building at (570) 941-7416
  • Facilities Operations, Nevils Hall at (570) 941-7650

Organization

The Facilities Management Department employs a force of professional, skilled, and semi-skilled employees. Department employees include: architects, engineers, electricians, carpenters, painters, plumbers, HVAC technicians, mechanics, custodians, secretaries, and clerks. Our employees can respond to urgent and specialized needs and provide continuity of basic maintenance and repair programs. Also, they can offer timely and efficient response on minor renovation projects.