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August 25, 2022

New Recycling Signage in Campus Buildings

Sustainability Project

OUFM’s Energy Management and Sustainability division has implemented a project aiming to evenly redistribute recycling infrastructure within campus facilities and place educational signage on accepted and non-accepted materials. This sustainability project supports Energy Management and Sustainability’s operational commitment to divert a greater portion of our waste from the landfill.  The purpose of this process is to increase the volume of collected recyclable materials, reduce the contamination of materials disposed of improperly, and ultimately make it easier for all building occupants to have access to recycling infrastructure.

Where to Access Recycling on the OU Campus

This project has been implemented in the following buildings: Carson Engineering Center, Felgar Hall, Engineering Lab, Gallogly Hall, Sarkeys Energy Center, Rawl Engineering Practice Facility, Devon Energy Hall, Wagner Hall, Adams Hall, Price College, Dale Classroom, Dale Tower, Kaufman Hall, Richards Hall, George Lynn Cross Hall, Gould Hall, Catlett Music Center, Gaylord College, Bizzell Memorial Library. To find a recycling station near you, visit the Campus Sustainability Map.  


August 18, 2022

Key People to the University - Access Control

Transitioning from Lockshop to Access Control

Introducing... Access Control! The FM Lockshop has now merged with SoonerCard, forming Access Control. Previously, the Lockshop performed all physical security services involving physical keys and door hardware. SoonerCard was responsible for all services involving electronic access plans and badge readers. The Lockshop has now taken on electronic badge reader installations and has rebranded as Access Control. This streamlines the process of hard keys and electronic access as it is now all completed through one department. In an effort to improve customer service, the Access Control shop was moved right next to Felgar Street with visitor parking just west of the building. The rebranding of the Lockshop as Access Control was overseen by Chris George, Manager, Access Control and Logan Byers, Supervisor, Access Control. 

More About Access Control

Access Control is responsible for the physical security of the OU Norman Campus. They deal with every level of access on campus. Some of their services include locksmithing, cutting keys, service on all door hardware, installing electronic badge readers, and more. Access Control services should be requested through FixIt.OU.edu. For all other inquiries, Access Control can be reached at ouaccesscontrol@ou.edu or (405) 325-4392. Access Control is located at 160 Felgar St. at the OU Norman campus. Their hours are 7:30am-9:30 am.


August 5, 2022

New Service Request Platform

FixIt.OU.edu

Experience more transparency from your service requests than ever before with our new service request feature: FixIt.OU.edu! FixIt.OU.edu is the new online platform for submitting service requests at the University of Oklahoma. The feature assigns each individual request an identification number and delivers live updates right to the user’s inbox. The FixIt portal also gives the user the ability to comment on the request through the portal. 

Developing FixIt

Manager Kyle Isenhour and Systems Analyst Sophia Hacker of the Business Operations Department are responsible for developing this feature. Previously, customers could only submit a service request through an online form or phone call, which then had to be transposed into a work order. FixIt eliminates this extra step and provides more transparency on the status of the request to the customer. More updates are expected to come for this feature. 

How to Use FixIt

FixIt is live and can be used now by the entire OU community. The feature can be accessed on the OU Facilities website or by visiting FixIt.OU.edu. FixIt should be used for every kind of service request for maintenance, landscape, custodial, or other service needs. If you do not see a specific service listed on the website, there is a General Request Form for all other maintenance requests. You must have been assigned OU 4x4 credentials to access FixIt. Customers without OU credentials should submit a service request by emailing facilities@ou.edu or by calling Customer Service at (405) 325-3060.


July 6, 2022

Join OUr Team

Experience OU by Joining the Facilities Management Team!

The Department of Facilities Management at the University of Oklahoma proudly serves the OU Community by meeting the University’s ever-changing needs in the areas of facility maintenance, utilities, landscape, and custodial services. OU Facilities Management employs more than 400 continuous, full-time employees at the OU-Norman campus. Leave your mark on the OU campus by bringing your unique experiences and abilities to our work.

Why Choose Us?

“I chose to work at OUFM because from the moment that a student steps onto campus, that student has already been impacted by our team. When they enter a campus building, the electricity is working properly, the air conditioning is running smoothly, the plumbing is efficient. The cleanliness and upkeep of the building is all thanks to our department.” 

—Jessica Shinabery, Human Resources Specialist

“My favorite part of my job is the people that I work with. I enjoy coming to work every day and making a difference. This job gives me the opportunity to be the manager that I want to be.”

 —Malinda Huffaker, Assistant Manager of Custodial Services/Custodial Coordinator

Available Positions & How to Apply

To apply to work for OUFM:

  1. Visit jobs.ou.edu

  2. Click “External Applicants”

  3. Type the requisition number of the position you would like to apply for into the “Job Number” search field

  4. Select the position you would like to apply for

  5. Click “Apply Online”

    A list of available positions and their respective requistion numbers can be found on this page

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