September 22, 2017

Farewell, Dan Quann! Send-off is Sept. 21

Dan Quann is retiring this month after 30 years of service at UMW. Working in the Plumbing Shop and more recently as the Maintenance Director, he’s taking his leave to spend more time with his family and his beloved chickens. An informal send-off is planned on Sept. 21 at 8:30 a.m. in the UMW Storeroom. Please feel free to join his colleagues and co-workers in wishing Dan a happy retirement.

Last Commencement for Joni Wilson & Harold Williams

The 2017 Commencement will be remembered not only as the first for Dr. Paino, but also as the last one supported by Joni Wilson and Harold Williams from Facilities Services. Both Joni and Harold are retiring this month and are looking forward to new opportunities and adventures. Light refreshments will be offered on Thursday, May 11, 9 a.m. at the Physical Plant Building for those who would like to wish them well.

UMW transitioning to new custodial services contract

On Friday, Feb. 10, Professional Building Maintenance Inc. (PBM) will begin providing custodial services to a number of UMW facilities including UMW Athletic facilities, Hurley Convergence Center, Simpson Library, University Center, Stafford Campus and several others. We appreciate the four years of service provided by GCA Services and expect a number of employees to transition to PBM, so there should be some familiar faces along with some new ones.

Some temporary disruption often accompanies the introduction of a new organization, but please know that UMW Facilities Services as well as PBM will be closely monitoring and work to resolve issues promptly. A special word of thanks to those individuals who agreed to review, interview and score the competing firms, and of course a huge “thank you” to the folks in Procurement who put in many hours to make this happen.

 

New Vehicle Requests Procedures

Faculty, staff, and student organization no longer need to send Vehicle Use Requests to Facilities Services by fax. After a “soft start” last spring, requests are now being processed by email. The vehicle request form still requires a FOAP and signature by the department head, but may be scanned and attached to an email to “vehicles@umw.edu”. The Facilities website provides instructions and a link to the form for printing. http://adminfinance.umw.edu/facilities/requesting-a-state-vehicle/

For the fall semester, requests submitted either by fax or email will be processed through December. All requests in 2017 should be submitted by email.