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Facilities Management and Safety


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Facilities Management & Safety creates an ideal campus environment where the community achieves excellence by safely, efficiently, and sustainably providing exceptional services.

Building upon a proud heritage of quality staff and services, Facilities Management and Safety will become a benchmark organization recognized for superior customer service. In doing so, we will further develop our staff, continuously improve our processes, and team together to overcome all challenges.


  • Essential Personnel - FMS Operating Status

    Essential Personnel Information

  • Facilities Management Operational Guidelines and Procedures

    Facilities Management and Safety guidelines and procedure documentation.

  • Campus Steam Outage Information

    Each year Facilities Management and Safety will use an annual steam outage to allow for repairs to the steam system on campus. This outage will shut down the steam across the entire campus so that technicians can safely repair the steam system. We will announce the dates for the steam outages in advanced time to allow for the campus to prepare and be aware of the outage.


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Athens Campus Planned Power Outages

November 15, 2019 -

Athens Campus - Planned Power Outages for November and December 2019

Ohio University’s Facilities Management and Safety has scheduled a series of widespread electrical outages on the Athens Campus to allow for improvements to the campus electrical distribution system. 

The intent of these efforts is to provide an opportunity to perform preventative maintenance, upgrade equipment in the main electric substation and allow for the new HCOM Academic Facility and Chilled Water Plant 3 to be added to the University’s electric distribution system.  The dates for the outages are provided below and have been carefully scheduled during non-business hours adjacent to major academic breaks to minimize impact to the Ohio University community. Read More

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    The Ohio University Board of Trustees voted to continue the University’s FY22 budget until August when the state biennial budget will be finalized during its meetings June 17-18 in Walter Hall on the Athens Campus.

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    For my Voinovich School Leadership Practicum I created a pilot project working to divert Ohio University construction and demolition debris from Ohio landfills through material donation to ReStore.

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    The Ohio University Board of Trustees received an update on the University’s academic planning strategy, One OHIO initiative, and diversity and inclusion plans during its April meetings.

    The Board also approved capital projects and received a budget update during the meetings, which were held April 8-9. In addition, President M. Duane Nellis gave a presentation on University updates, including the institution’s continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic.