As a manager for facilities for your unit, you will need access to information and want to understand how your unit gets things done.
Each school and VP unit identifies the Facilities Planning and Management Officer (FPMO). Larger units may assign liaisons to assist with your facilities plans and renovations.
Once your unit notifies University Facilities of your appointment, you'll be added to an FPMO mailing list (listserv) and a electronic group that permits access with your UBITName to some forms.
You are your unit's voice for all things related to UB's facilities and environment. Likewise, you are University Facilities spokesperson for the faculty and staff in your unit.
Contact Cheryl Bailey to schedule an appointment for FPMO training.
Become familiar with policies about UB's environment, facilities, health and safety which are available in the UB Policy Library. Each policy includes contact information for the responsible office and executive.
Attend tri-yearly Facilites Planning and Management Officers meetings. Typically they occur in February, June and late September. You'll receive an invitation and agenda in advance.
Renovation requests are large projects that require a building permit (such as a change of occupancy use, removing walls and doors, adding plumbing, HVAC modifications).