I believe the campus currently has two facilities staff available on off-hours and weekends for dealing with problems with approximately 40 campus buildings. Do you think this is sufficient staffing and, if not, are there any plans to beef up staffing and resources here?
While we try to keep at least two facilities staff on campus at all times, the reality is that with vacations and illness, on many days we are down to one person on a shift at night and weekends. We recognize this as a vulnerability and are working with campus leadership to try to identify funding to add staffing and supervision to second- and third-shift coverage. We also are exploring moving some of our preventive maintenance activities, such as filter changing, to the second shift, where it will be less disruptive. This also would provide more people to respond and assist in an off-hour emergency.