General Fund Buildings
Physical Plant Services Custodial Department is funded to clean “public areas” only in campus general fund buildings (academic and administrative buildings). Public areas cleaned include restrooms, general classrooms, labs and circulation (hallways, stairs, etc.). The specific cleaning service provided in each type of area is described below:
Restrooms in the academic and administration buildings will be cleaned five times per week with one exception. The restrooms in the north area of Berndt Hall were put back into service without additional staffing when the previously vacant north wing was reoccupied, so Berndt 500’s restrooms will be cleaned M-W-F, while the Berndt 700’s restrooms will be cleaned T-TH.
Classrooms will be cleaned five times per week. This includes vacuuming or mopping floors, black/whiteboards, general straightening of desks, tables and chairs and emptying trash receptacles.
Classroom designation is given to an area where credit classes are taught and the Records Office schedules classes in that space. Areas where only one department can schedule classes are not considered general classrooms. Roshong Recital Hall is considered a classroom. Whalen Gymnasium and the Swimming Pool are classrooms that get special care according to use.
Academic labs (Record's Office schedules classes in these spaces) will have floors cleaned and trash emptied five times per week. Custodians are not responsible for cleaning lab tables or shelves and are instructed to leave lab departmental equipment alone (the band room is considered a Lab).
Hallways, stairwells, entries, vestibules and foyers will be cleaned five times per week. This includes floors and trash receptacles.
Other Public Areas:
The library will be cleaned five times a week.
Most departments have a central “reception” area for staff/faculty coordination and receiving/answering questions. These areas as well as copy rooms will also be cleaned five times a week.
Tutoring Areas, Practice Rooms, Student Lounges, Conference Rooms, Faculty and Staff Offices
These are all considered departmental spaces and are not included in the Physical Plant budget for routine cleaning. Work orders to clean these areas may be submitted but will be chargeable to the requesting department. During the summer months PPS Custodial Operations will project clean as many of these areas as time permits.
Cubicles are considered to be individual offices and will not be routinely cleaned. Hallways between cubicles are considered circulation areas and will be routinely cleaned. Custodial staff will not be expected to enter private offices or other departmental spaces to empty trash receptacles.
Concert Hall, Chapel
These areas are cleaned on an “as needed” basis according to use.