Facilities Operations Department: Statement of Mission
FACILITIES OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT
STATEMENT OF MISSION
The Facilities Operations Department is committed to providing quality service to
students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the University. The physical
facilities are an important and tangible asset of the University with a current
replacement value in excess of $150,000,000. The Facilities Operations is responsible
for maintaining each facility and the entire campus in a manner that
contributes to the attractiveness and function of the educational environment.
Maintaining the physical facilities is essential to enhancing the overall
residential and educational environment along with ensuring a safe, developed
campus that is committed to preserving and enhancing the Jesuit identity and
The Facilities Operations provides services and support for the community of
Scranton and Lackawanna County through cooperative efforts with the Chamber of
Commerce, Friends of the Poor, student community service committees and
programs, Scranton Police and Fire Departments, Hill Neighborhood Association,
Scranton Parks and Recreation Department, and the Lackawanna County Recycling
Center. Support is provided to the many non-University organizations that use
the facilities throughout the year.
Facilities Operations employees are committed to support the economic goals of the
University. Employees are dedicated to the concept of improving productivity
and effectiveness through the more efficient use of time and materials,
implementation of new technology and equipment, and improving skills through
training and seminars.
It is recognized that the major strengths of the Facilities Operations are the
employees and available resources used in the performance of its work. This is
strengthened by the support and commitment of the administration and board of
trustees to providing a well maintained and developed campus. By this
commitment, we are able to provide support to the academic excellence and
educational attractiveness of the University.
The Facilities Operations management team is committed to treating employees with
dignity and respect, fostering positive attitudes and acceptable behavior,
recognizing satisfactory employee performance, administering policies fairly,
and communicating the plans and directions of the department to all employees.