The Custodial Division is responsible for all general custodial services provided to academic and office areas, and to auxiliaries or for special projects on a reimbursable basis (Work Order is required). Occasionally, the custodian normally assigned to a building may be temporarily assigned to a special project by the Custodial Supervisor. To avoid schedule conflicts, please request all additional or special custodial services through FMP.


Custodians are responsible for replacement of burned out fluorescent tubes in overhead lighting. The sight or smell of smoke, or a buzzing noise may indicate a burned out ballast. Do not touch a burning or buzzing ballast; please submit a WORK REQUEST . Bulbs/tubes in desk or floor lamps are the responsibility of individual departments.

Most custodians begin work at midnight to clean building spaces, such as offices, restrooms, classrooms, and hallways that are occupied during the day. While most custodians leave at 8:30 A.M., one custodian is on hand during the day to respond to clean-up issues as they arise. During most of the year a custodian is also available in the McNeal Pavilion from 3:30 PM until 12:30 PM, Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Custodians can respond to insect problems inside a building. The Landscape Maintenance Division deals with infestations located or originating outdoors. In either case, please submit a WORK REQUEST 

If a mess needs to be cleaned up, please submit a WORK REQUEST

Extended maintenance projects such as stripping and waxing of floors and carpet cleaning are usually performed during breaks between terms.

Recycling is coordinated by the Sustainability & Recycling office. Bins or bags have been provided to selected offices in academic and administrative buildings. (See separate page on Recycling) Recycling in the Residence Halls is coordinated by the Housing Office (541-552-6371), and in Stevenson Union by the Activities Office (541-552-6462).

Custodians remove snow and ice from ENTRANCES and STEPS of buildings. The Landscape Maintenance Division removes snow and ice from campus paths and walkways.

Custodial Services removes trash from wastebaskets and trash cans and bags it for pickup by Support Services. Personally bagged trash should not exceed 25 lbs. per container. Custodians are instructed to remove only what is inside wastebaskets or clearly labeled as trash. To avoid misinterpretation, please keep all non-trash items out of and away from trash receptacles.

Custodians unlock building exterior doors each workday morning. If you need access to areas such as offices or classrooms, please contact Campus Public Safety (541-552-6258). Lost or stolen keys should be reported to the FMP Lock Shop and the Building Manager immediately.


Steve Bronson,Custodial Services Supervisor (541) 552-6270

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