About Facilities Services
Work Order Charge Source Guidelines
Facilities provides a variety of services to support our beautiful campus. Many of your service requests help us support the basic functionality of our campus grounds and buildings. Some service requests, however, are defined as 'discretionary', and will be charged to funds outside of Facilities.
The distinction between the types of services is important in determining if the service expense is charged to the general Facilities operating fund or to another source of funding. As of July 1, 2014, the online work request form provides five charge source options.
Facilities-funded Operating services?
Generally speaking the maintenance of an existing building structure and its systems, as well as the custodial care of University buildings, are the fiscal responsibility of the Facilities organization.
Examples of Operating funded work include:
Building & grounds repairs
Routine custodial services
Customer-funded Department Charge or Sponsored Research Grant services?
Changes to a buildings' existing structure or systems capacity are considered customer-funded services. Requests characterized as temporary, movable (removable), or decorative are funded by customers, as well as certain moving and event support services.
Examples of frequently requested customer-funded work include:
Adding a new piece of equipment in a building
Custom carpentry work
Blackboard, bulletin board or whiteboard installation
Signs and nameplates
Lock changes not due to mechanical failure
Painting rooms outside the normal painting cycle
Project-funded Capital and Major Maintenance services?
If you require Facilities services associated with a project, you can obtain the appropriate charge source category and chart string numbers directly from the project manager.