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$6 million fund to bridge gaps
U.Va. attacking water crisis
Custodial services cut due to budget
Board approves preliminary plans for arena
Med Center board gets construction report

Bonds will help build on aspirations

Presidential Accolades
Africa Consortium to broaden health, humanities projects
Time form, earnings statement show off new look
To the point with Ann Hamrick
Off the Shelf -- recently published books by U.Va. faculty and staff
Blackford planning graceful exit as Quarterly editor
U.S. News ranks U.Va. No. 1 in “Best Values”
Women’s Center is recipient of the PIE award
Academic integrity topic of conference
Indigenous in black-and-white
Library offers rare glimpse into American history

Custodial services cut due to budget

Staff Report

To meet more than $1 million in anticipated state funding cuts, Facilities Management has reduced custodial and maintenance services and classroom and landscape improvements. The latest budget reductions are in addition to a 4.6 percent cut already built into the current operating budget and a 77 percent reduction in maintenance reserve funds.

Custodial service is limited to classrooms, restrooms, corridors and other public spaces in University-owned and academic facilities. Because individual offices and laboratories will not be cleaned regularly, trash cans should be placed in the corridors, where custodians will empty them. The reduction in custodial services led to the termination of two contracted cleaning services and a significant reduction in services rendered by a third.

To maintain the current level of maintenance support, frequency of some preventive maintenance work has been reduced. Some less-essential maintenance work will be put on a waiting list until funds are available.

State-funded landscape improvements have already been eliminated, and safety and security improvements have been significantly reduced. The limited classroom improvement funds will be focused on repair of existing classroom furnishings.


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