Facility services

Custodial services

The primary focus of the custodial crew is maintaining building cleanliness. Event set ups and other similar activities are usually handled by the Facilities Operations day crew staff. Please be sure and call the 6-9000 number if you have or notice a spill anywhere. This allows better clean up of the spill and also ensures better safety for the campus community. For special cleaning requests, call 6-9000.

Furniture purchases

Requests for additional furniture (such as desks, chairs, filing cabinets) may be accommodated by WSU Vancouver surplus furniture supplies at no charge to the requestor. If the furniture item being requested is not available from surplus, the requesting department will need to purchase the item from their budget.

Furniture moves

Office and other moves into existing areas are approved by the Vice-Chancellor of Finance and Operations' office. Call 6-9000 or 6-9707 if you want/need to change your office assignment.

Office moves

Intra-Campus office and other moves into existing areas are approved by the Vice-Chancellor of Finance and Operations' office. Call 6-9000 or 6-9707 if you want/need to change your office assignment.

Inventory control and surplus disposal

Please call 6-9000 or 6-9707 before you move any item which has a WSU Inventory Control Number (as well as much other information, Inventory Control includes the item location). Furniture, equipment and other items that have been purchased with University or grant funds must be disposed of through the surplus process and may not be given away. A Surplus Property Form needs to be filled out for each item being disposed.

Key control

Please call Facilities and Operations to see if the key you are requesting is in stock and what procedures are to obtain and return keys properly.

Grounds maintenance

The groundskeeping team is responsible for the landscape maintenance of the 352 acres composing the WSU Vancouver campus. As with all interior areas, we would ask that you assist with this maintenance by using trash receptacles and cleaning up after your pets. Pesticide applications are posted before any actual pesticide is applied. All chemical applications are scheduled to create minimal interference with campus events and social activities as much as possible. The minimum amount of chemical required to accomplish the task (fertilize, pesticide applications, etc.) is used, and all chemicals are scrutinized for environmental impact. The fountain in the center of the Quad is maintained with chemicals to assist with water cleanliness. However, on hot days in particular, this is a popular area for young children and pets and the water should not be viewed as drinkable.