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Current Announcements

Sombrilla Canopy: Repair Work Jan 22 – Feb 12

The area around the columns of the Sombrilla canopy located between the MB and JPL will be closed-off, one at a time, for repairs, beginning Tuesday, January 22, 2019 through Tuesday, February 12, 2019.   All other areas of the Sombrilla will remain open and accessible for the duration of the project.  For additional information, please reference the attached map or contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.

Canopy JPL

SRL Exhaust Fan Outage Scheduled for Jan 16

Exhaust fan #1a that services the SRL will be shut down from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, for repairs. The shutdown is not expected to impact daily operations, as exhaust fan #1b will continue to service the labs during this time. For additional information, contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.

MS Building custodial services transfers to ABM, effective January 2, 2019

Effective January 2, 2019, custodial services for the MS Building will be transferred from the UTSA Housekeeping staff to ABM, the university-contracted custodial services provider. ABM currently provides custodial services to the majority of the campus and assumes responsibility for additional buildings, such as the MS, when Facilities loses employees through normal attrition and there is insufficient UTSA staff to properly maintain the building.

Standard custodial services such as vacuuming, mopping, cleaning of restrooms and classrooms, removal of trash from classrooms and common areas, etc., will be performed by ABM. However, similar to UTSA Housekeeping services, ABM will not remove trash from offices. Employees are expected to take their personal trash to the nearest recycling and trash containers located in common areas or breakrooms in support of the University’s mini-bin program. To learn more about the University’s mini-bin program initiated in 2013, please visit the Office of Environmental Health, Safety, and Risk Management website at

ABM employees will shadow UTSA staff January 2-5, 2019 to ensure the transition is seamless to building occupants. If you have any questions about this transfer of responsibility, please contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.