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FAQs – Facilities Operations

BUILDING SERVICES

Can I get window blinds in my classroom and office replaced?

Classroom and office windows blinds can be replaced at the individual department’s expense.  Please submit a Facilities Work Request Form.  Forms should be printed with an account number and description of the request and submitted to the Facilities Office with the appropriate signatories.

Can my department place items in the space where mechanical equipment and building utilities are stored?

Those spaces can be dangerous and should only be accessed by Facilities personnel.  Do not place any items in these areas.

Can you help me with my personal vehicle (e.g., dead battery, keys locked in car)?

Fleet Services can only respond to calls regarding College-owned vehicles.

Do you lend out tools and equipment?

All tools and equipment are only for use by Facilities employees.

How do I get information about the status of my project?

You can contact the Facilities Office at extension 2629 from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  For Escondido Center Projects, you can contact Jimmy Diaz at extension 8104 from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

How do I identify an authorized construction worker on campus?

All authorized construction workers are required to sign in at the Escondido Center Facilities Operations Office when they arrive on campus.  If you have any concerns about people in your area, please contact Jimmy Diaz at extension 8104 from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday  After these hours and on weekends as well as holidays, please contact Campus Police at extension 2289 or 760/891-7273.

How do I report a sidewalk that needs repair?

Please call the Facilities Office at extension 2629.

How do you deal with disability accommodations and ADA compliance?

We make every effort to make the campus accessible.  Please let us know if you have any concerns or suggestions by emailing the Facilities Office.

How long will it take to complete my Maintenance Repair Ticket?

This depends on the maintenance backlog list and the criticality of the request.  Normally, it takes one-to-five days.

What is maintenance?

General campus maintenance services, including recurring work needed to keep campus buildings, grounds and utility systems in good repair, are supported by funds allocated to the Facilities Department.  Auxiliaries and other agencies not funded through the general fund are charged for this work.

Who do I call if my ceiling is leaking?

If you have a ceiling leaking contact the Escondido Center Facilities Operations Office at extension 8104.  We will issue a work order via Facilities Remedy and one of our Skilled Maintenance Technicians will respond.  Unfortunately, roof leaks are sometimes difficult to locate and correct.  Sometimes the leak is due to roofing issues that require major repair projects.

Who do I call to report broken windows, blinds, restroom fixtures, etc?

Please call the Escondido Center Facilities Operations Office at extension 8104.

Who do I call to report vandalism?

Please contact Campus Police at extension 2289 or 760/891-7273.

Who replaces burned out lights?

The Maintenance Electricians replace burned out lights.  If you have a light that needs replacing, please submit a work order via Facilities Remedy which provides services that are tailored to your needs and requirements.

What do I do if my office is too hot or too cold?

To report an uncomfortable situation where a room or area is too hot or too cold, please contact the Escondido Center Facilities Operations Office at extension 8104.   Provide the thermostat reading.   When calling be specific as to the space that is uncomfortable and provide a department contact who is familiar with the problem and other conditions in the area

What is considered an Emergency?

Emergencies typically include such things as health and safety hazards, imminent damage to facilities or equipment, security deficiencies, heating requests, elevator breakdowns, leaks, plumbing problems, power outages, etc.  Please contact the Escondido Center Facilities Operations Office immediately at extension 8104.

Why can’t you do my Maintenance Repair Ticket “right away” when it will only take five minutes?

We receive many requests like this every day.  To maintain control of the workload, all Maintenance Repair Tickets must be prioritized and scheduled.

Why would a Building Services employee come into my room when I did not submit a Facilities Work Request Form or a Maintenance Repair Ticket Form?

Most generally this was a Preventative Maintenance inspection.


CUSTODIAL SERVICES

Classrooms

How enough are Classroom chalkboards and trays cleaned ?

Nightly.

How do I get a room set up for a special event?

Process your request through the Use of District Facilities Form available through the Events Scheduler.

My classroom is missing tables and/or chairs?

Classrooms are set up for the classes scheduled for each room.  When tables and chairs are removed, then there are not enough seats for the students.  Should you require additional tables and chairs, please contact the Escondido Center Facilities Operations Office at extension 8104, Monday through Friday, from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

How enough are offices vacuumed?

Campus Offices are vacuumed on a weekly basis.

Who do I call if I discover rodents or pests in my work area?

Please contact the Escondido Center Facilities Operations Office at extension 8104, Monday through Friday, from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

How do I get the furniture in my office moved?

Submit a Facilities Work Request Form to the Facilities Office through campus mail.

How enough should my office be swept?

Traffic areas are swept weekly.

Does Custodial Services clean refrigerators ?

No, that is the responsibility of the department that owns the equipment.

Who do I call for a spill on a carpet, linoleum or tile floor?

Please contact the Escondido Center Facilities Operations Office immediately at extension 8104, Monday through Friday, from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  After these hours and on weekends as well as holidays, please contact Campus Police at extension 2289 or 760/891-7273.

Can I borrow custodial equipment?

We will loan vacuums.  Please contact the Escondido Center Facilities Operations Office at extension 8104, Monday through Friday, from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Would you leave paper towels in any rooms other than where there is a dispenser?

No.

How do I arrange to have someone shampoo my carpet or wax my floors?

Submit a Facilities Work Request Form (this is a chargeable expensive) to the Facilities Office through campus mail.

Who is responsible for dumpsters?

The Facilities Department has a contract with ESCONDIDO DISPOSAL for all trash and dumpster pick-ups on campus.  Trash is picked up on a regular schedule with additional pick-ups scheduled on an as needed basis.

Who do I call for custodial service?

Please contact the Escondido Center Facilities Operations Office at extension 8104, Monday through Friday, from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

If I have concerns with the custodial service being provided in my area, what can I do?

Please contact the Escondido Center Facilities Operations Office at extension 8104, Monday through Friday, from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Who do I contact if I need canopies?

Custodial Services does not have canopies.  Please contact the Facilities Office at extension 2629, Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. so they can advise you as to where you could obtain these items.

How often are restrooms sanitized?

Nightly.

Who do I call to report broken restroom equipment?

Please contact the Escondido Center Facilities Operations Office immediately at extension 8104, Monday through Friday, from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

How can I report a restroom that needs assistance?

Please contact the Escondido Center Facilities Operations Office at extension 8104, Monday through Friday, from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

How can I get more toilet paper, paper towels, hand soap, etc.?

Please contact the Escondido Center Facilities Operations Office at extension 8104, Monday through Friday, from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


FACILITIES OFFICE

District Keys

How do I request a key?

When authorized by a Department Chairperson/Director and the appropriate Dean or Vice-President, individual room keys (restricted classrooms and offices) will be issued to the following employee classifications by submitting a Key Request Form to the Facilities Office:

  • Executive Administrator
  • Part-Time Faculty
  • Permanent Classified
  • Permanent Faculty
  • Temporary Employees

Please submit a Key/Card Access Request Form to the Facilities Office.

How am I notified my key(s) are ready for pickup?

When District keys are ready for pick-up, an email will be sent to the individual (this applies to the San Marcos Campus only).

All keys, for the Escondido Center, will be issued through the Escondido Center’s Extended Education’s Office and can be picked up at their office located in room ESC-16, Monday through Friday.  The Escondido Center Staff Assistant is the Facilities Office’s liaison at the Escondido Center.

How do I report a lost or stolen key?

Lost or stolen keys must be reported to Campus Police within 24 hours of the discovery of the loss or theft, and the issuing department immediately. It is important to document all information regarding the incident and all details should be included. This will help in any investigation that may follow.

What happens if my key request is denied?

If a key request is denied, the Facilities Office will notify the department chairperson/director by email the reason why the key request has been denied.

I found unidentified keys on campus, where should they be returned?

Nothing is more frustrating than losing your keys.  You’re all set to go, the clock is ticking—and yet, you’re stuck.  Missing keys will send most people into a panic.  To prevent losing your keys, keep them in exactly the same place every day.  You might also consider buying a keychain that responds to clapping or another sound command.

Missing keys found on campus are to be returned to the Facilities Office not to Lost and Found at Campus Police.

My key broke off the in lock, what do I do?

Call the Escondido Center Facilities Operations Office at extension 8104, from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.  After these hours and on weekends as well as holidays, please contact Campus Police at extension 2289 or 760/891-7273.

My key will not open the door and it has the same number on the key as my co-workers?

The key may be defective.  Call the Facilities Office at extension 2629, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

How long will I have to wait to have my lock changed?

This depends on the maintenance backlog list and the criticality of the request.  Emergencies are normally completed within days of receiving the Facilities Work Request form.

If I am locked out of my room who do I call to let me into my room?

If you are locked out of your office, please call the Escondido Center Facilities Operations Office at extension 8104, from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  After these hours and on weekends as well as holidays, please contact Campus Police at extension 2289 or 760/891-7273.

If you are locked out of a unrestricted classroom, please call Campus Police at extension 2289, Monday through Sunday.

If you are locked out of a restricted classroom, please call the Escondido Center Facilities Operations Office at extension 8104, from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  After these hours and on weekends as well as holidays, please contact Campus Police at extension 2289 or 760/891-7273.

Can I send someone else to pick up my keys?

Academic Departments Assistants/Staff Aides/Staff Assistants/Secretary’s can be sent on your behalf; however they cannot sign for the key.  Key/Card Access Request Forms must be signed by the key holder and the signed forms are to be returned to the Facilities Office within a few days.

Fire Extinguishers/Fires

What is a person hears the alarm but is not sure there is a fire?

NO ONE, AT ANY TIME, should second-guess a fire alarm.  Find the exit door and evacuate the building.  After a person is safe, they can ascertain the validity of the alarm.

What should one do with a spent fire extinguisher? 

Once a fire extinguisher is used, contact the Escondido Center Facilities Operations Office at extension 8104, 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday so the fire extinguisher can be replaced.

Fleet Vehicles

Can a person be cited for detaching the shoulder strap or putting it under his/her arm?

Yes.  It’s illegal for a motorist to disable a shoulder strap if it is part of the vehicle’s manufactured safety system.

Can I leave my personal vehicle at the Facilities Yard while using a College Fleet Vehicle?

A privately (personally) owned vehicle may be parked at the Palomar College Facilities Department yard while renting a College fleet vehicle for the maximum of the trip.  The privately owned vehicle may be parked inside the Facilities Yard gates in our parking lot stalls.

The employee’s parking permit must be hanging on the rear-view mirror or displayed on the dashboard within their vehicles.

Can you help me with my personal vehicle (e.g., dead batteries, keys locked in car)?

The Palomar College Facilities Office can only respond to calls regarding college-owned vehicles.  However, Campus Police may be able to assist you.

How do I cancel a vehicle reservation?

Owing to high demands for fleet vehicles, cancellations should be reported to the Facilities Office as soon as the driver/department is aware the vehicle will no longer be needed.  Palomar College fleet vehicles cancelled at least 24 hours in advance of the departure will be removed from the Facilities Office vehicle schedule and the requesting Department will not be charged.

If a weather emergency forces trip cancellations, this charge will be waived.

Palomar College fleet vehicle requests not cancelled within the 24 hours advance notice will result in a fee (Cancellation fees are currently pending approval) billed to the requesting Department.

How do I obtain permission to park a vehicle on campus sidewalks?

In order to protect Palomar College property and landscape, the operation of motorized vehicles on College sidewalks is generally prohibited.  However due to the unique layout of the campus with some areas of campus not having street or service-area access, a sidewalk permit process has been established allowing limited vehicle access to permitted areas of campus.

The majority of College sidewalks are closed to vehicle access.  The only exceptions are for emergency/safety and occasional maintenance/construction vehicles.  Assurances have been made that every building has immediate adjacent access from either roads or an open sidewalk.  A “Vehicle Access on Sidewalks” request only entitles a vehicle to access the location indicated on the form.

Palomar College departments may only request Vehicle Access on Sidewalks Request Form electronically by filling out the form and submitting it to the Facilities Office for approval/denial.  Requesting Departments are required to justify the need to operate a vehicle on the sidewalk for a specific event or task.

The Facilities Office will send notification to the Campus Department through electronic mail if the vehicle access permit has been approved/denied.

How do I reserve a College Fleet Vehicle?

To request a vehicle from the Facilities Office, please complete the Vehicle Request Form.  Vehicle request forms must be requested well in advance of date-of-use by submitting this form signed by both the Department Chairperson/Director and a College Administrator (Dean or Vice-President).

How much does it cost to use a College vehicle and how do I pay for gas?

Charges for College vehicles are calculated by the mile.  All College vehicles cost $.50 per mile to use which is billed to the account of the department or organization each month.

Each vehicle is provide with a Voyager gasoline card for fuel.  Always get a receipt with each fill up and place it in the Trip Ticket Packet with the gas card.

I have been involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident, what do I do?

If you should have an accident while driving a college-owned vehicle, it is imperative that it be reported to the local police department. Simply exchanging insurance information with the other driver is not acceptable. The accident should be reported even if it does not involve another vehicle.

In addition, the Facilities Office, and your department or unit, must be notified immediately of any accidents involving a college vehicle.  The Office may be reached from off-campus by calling 760/744-1150, extension 2629, Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; after hours and on weekends, please contact the Director, Facilities.  Phone information is provided on the Trip Ticket Packet Slip.

When you have been in an accident, you must:

  • Stop at once.
  • Get immediate medical attention if you are injured.
  • Remain calm and do not argue.  Arguing can result in a lawsuit.
  • DO NOT ADMIT RESPONSIBILITY
  • Never agree to make payments for the accident.
  • Discuss the accident only with police officers, the College’s insurance company (Keenan & Associates) and College officials.
  • Record as much information as you can on all other parties to the accident.  This insurance may include the following:
    • Their insurance company
    • Their name
    •  License number
    • Plate number
    • Make
    • Model
    • Year of vehicle
    • How the accident happened
    • Witnesses (with addresses and phone numbers)
  •  Take required precautions to prevent further accidents at the scene (place triangle reflectors, if available)
  •  Complete provided SWACC Accident Report (form is located inside Trip Ticket Packet) and turn into Facilities Office.  Completed form will be turned into District’s Risk Management Office.

I have been told that I could not drive a College Fleet Vehicle because of my driving record.  Where can I find information on this criteria?

The Employer Pull Notice (EPN) Program was established to provide employers and regulatory agencies with a means of promoting driver safety through the ongoing review of driver records.

An employer enrolled in the EPN program is assigned a requester code. The requester code is added to an employee’s driver license (DL) record. When an employee’s DL is updated to record an action/activity, a check is made electronically to determine if a pull notice is on file. If the action/activity is one that is specified to be reported under the EPN program, a driver record is generated and mailed to that employer.

The EPN program allows an organization to monitor DL records of employees who drive on Palomar College’s behalf. This monitoring accomplishes the following:

  • Improves public safety.
  • Determines if each driver has a valid DL.
  • Reveals problem drivers or driving behavior.
  • Helps to minimize the District’s liability.

May I legally transport more people than the number of safety belts in my vehicle?

No.  Every person riding in a private passenger motor vehicle must be properly restrained in an approved safety belt system.

My Fleet Vehicle has broken down, what do I do?

If a vehicle breakdown occurs during normal operating hours, please contact the Facilities Office, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at extension 2629 or via email FacilitiesOffice@palomar.edu our staff will coordinate alternative transportation and vehicle towing.

If a vehicle breakdown occurs after hours and weekends, please contact the Director, Facilities.  Phone information is provided on the Trip Ticket Packet Slip.

  1. Move the vehicle, if possible, to a safe location.
  2. If the vehicle is not in a safe location or unable to be moved, please inform us.
  3. Inform the Facilities Office of the vehicle breakdown ASAP.  All repairs must be authorized through the Facilities Office.

What do I do when I return a College Fleet Vehicle?

The driver must return the Palomar College Fleet Vehicle to the Facilities Yard as scheduled.  If the return time is delayed, please contact the Facilities Office and notify us of the change in plans. When returning vehicles, please park and lock the vehicle, record the beginning and ending odometer reading, sign and date the Vehicle Operator Trip Ticket Form and bring the keys into the office, including any fuel receipts.  If the office is closed, place the keys, credit card, trip ticket request form and any receipts in the trip ticket packet and leave in the drop box.

What if I am driving a rented passenger vehicle on College business? 

Remember: all drivers must be eligible to operate a College fleet vehicle as outlined in the “Fleet Vehicle Policy Guide” 

What if I need to use my cell phone during an emergency?

The law allows a driver to use a wireless telephone to make emergency calls to a law enforcement agency, a medical provider, the fire department, or other emergency services agencies.

What types of College Fleet Vehicles are available?

The Palomar College Facilities Office is responsible for the care and condition of approximately twenty-four (24) vehicles used by employees on official contract college business.  The Facilities Office tracks departmental use and will make necessary vehicle adjustments and repairs.  Our licensed mechanic schedules and performs routine maintenance and documents any adjustments and repairs made.  Fleet vehicles undergo annual safety inspections.

Miscellaneous

Are animals allowed on campus?

With the exception of animals specifically exempted by this policy, animals are not permitted on campus <BP 3580 – Animals on Campus>

The following animals are permitted on District property:

  • Animals specifically trained to assist individuals with disabilities as guide, service, or signal dogs.
  • On-duty police dogs
  • With prior campus police approval, animals used for instructional purposes, for a limited time, and under the immediate control of the instructor or handler.
  • On perimeter roads and sidewalks, leashed animals are permitted.

Animals are not allowed in unattended vehicles.

Owners of animals excepted or exempted by this policy must ensure vaccinations and licensing requirements are current, that the animals are in good health, and that the animals are registered with the County.

Owners of animals found on campus in violation of this regulation will be subject to citation and fine as provided by law and/or have their animals impounded by authorized officials.

Penal Code Sections 365.5, 365.7, and 597.7; Civil Code Sections 54.1 et seq.; 42 U.S. code Sections 12101 et seq.

How can I be notified of utility shutdowns? 

The Facilities Office sends utility shutdown notifications by e-mail to the campus community.  Outages and Closings/Alerts and Bulletins are posted on the Facilities Department website.

How do I apply for a job at the Facilities Department?

If you are interested in becoming part of our great team, please see our current employment opportunities. 

How do I report a problem about a classroom projector or projection screen?

Information Services handles this equipment.  Please contact them at extension 2140.

How do I request for new or replacement furniture for an office?

Furniture is normally replaced by departments using their own budget.  Occasionally, departments may find limited furniture items that may be available in surplus storage with the Warehouse.  An email or telephone inquiry may be made to determine if suitable furniture is available before ordering new.

I need a clock, bulletin board and file holder in my office, what shall I do?

Use your Office Dept account to purchase the items needed, then submit a Facilities Work Request Form to have them installed.  Please mark the location on the wall where the items will be placed as this will help out the Skilled Maintenance Technician if you’re not available when they arrive to complete the job.

I lost my money in a campus vending machine, who can I contact for assistance?

Vending services include all food and beverage machines located on campus.  Vending machines provide an important service to faculty, staff and students in terms of convenience, choice of product availability and reasonable cost.  These services are provided by outside commercial vendors as contracted by the College.

Please contact the Contracts Office at extension 2697.

If no one is using the disabled parking space and I can’t find an open space near my building, may I park in the disabled parking space?

The disabled parking space is for persons with a disability who prominently display an approved disability placard.  The disabled parking space includes the blue striped area next to the space with the disabled icon and or in front of the ramp.

May I park in the fire lane or curb?  I will just be a few minutes.

The fire lanes are for the exclusive use of emergency vehicles and according to the California Vehicle Code (CVC) you may not stop in the fire lane.  Campus Police Officers may issue parking citations for fire lane violations.

Some of my belongings are missing from my room/office.  Who should I notify?

Call Campus Police at extension 2289.  They will dispatch an officer to file a report.

Someone who does not appear to be a College employee or student is in my work area, how should I approach them?

Simply ask the, how can I help you?  If they are legitimately looking for someone (or have a purpose) in your area, they will likely tell you.  If they are not, they will at least know someone is aware of their presence in the building and they will likely leave.

Do not ignore strangers in the building.  If you feel this person is a threat, please contact Campus Police immediately at extension 2289 or 760/891-7273.

What role does the Facilities Department play at my college?

The Facilities Department is here to ensure a safe, effective and inspiring physical environmental that supports and enhances the vision, mission, values and goals of the Palomar Community College District.

When will my Facilities Work Request be completed?

The completion time for each work request varies due to many factors.  If a work request has not been completed in a reasonable amount of time, please call the Facilities Office at extension 2629 to check on the status of your request.

Who can I contact if I’ve lost something on campus?

Lost and Found is located, in Parking Lot 1, at the Campus Police Department.  All items found on campus are immediately turned in by the Facilities staff to Campus Police. We do not hold any items.  To claim an item, individuals must present current photo ID and a physical description of the item.

Please contact Campus Police at extension 2289 or 760/891-7273, seven days a week/24 hours per day.

Service Center

Do you have a comment or question for the Facilities Department? 

Contact the Facilities Office at extension 2629 or via email at FacilitiesOffice@palomar.edu.

How do I report a problem?

The Escondido Center Facilities Operations Office staff is responsible for receiving all requests for emergency, normal and special services.  It also establishes priorities and assigns responsibility to the appropriate department and/or trade for execution.  Service requests may be submitted by calling the Escondido Center Facilities Operations Office at extension 8104.

Emergency service requests require prompt action because of the immediate or potential hazard to the safety of the campus community or property.  They may also address a situation, which threatens an important campus function.  Examples include electrical power outages, gas/water leaks, flooding, etc.  Please contact the Escondido Center Facilities Operations Office at extension 8104 immediately during our normal business hours of 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  After hours, and on Saturday’s and Sundays, please contact Campus Police at extension 2289 or 760/891-7273.

Normal service requests include maintenance and repair needs that commonly occur on a daily basis.  Examples include maintenance of doors, locks, windows, lighting, heating or cooling problems, plumbing, skilled maintenance, custodial and grounds services, etc.

How are complaints handled?

Complaints should be directed to the Facilities Office at extension 2629.  If they cannot be handled there immediately, they will be referred to the proper person.  Please do not hesitate to question a charge to your account.  We welcome the opportunity to either correct or justify the charge.

The same is true for other types of complaints; good communication helps us to meet our customer needs.

I reported a problem on a Tuesday and today is Wednesday and no one has been here to make the repair.  What’s going on?

All requests are monitored and assigned regularly throughout the day.  If the repair is considered an emergency, the problem is resolved the same day.  All other maintenance items are prioritized and assigned accordingly.  If, at any time, you feel that your request has been overlooked, please call the Escondido Center Facilities Operations Office at extension 8104 or stop by our office (ESC-803)

What is the difference between a Facilities Work Request Form and a Facilities Remedy Work Order?

A Facilities Work Request Form is for work that is not basic maintenance of a state-supported building, but is the choice of the department, and will be paid for by the department (i.e., hanging of bulletin boards, moving of furniture, etc.).  Forms should be printed with an account number and description of request and submitted to the Facilities Office with the appropriate signatories.

A Facilities Remedy Work Order is a request to the Facilities Office for work needed within a state-supported building (i.e., repair of toilets, replacement)

Who do I call for my billing questions?

Please contact the Administrative Coordinator at extension 3020.

Why are some services billable and some services non-billable?

The Facilities Department receives funding to maintain all State buildings.  These buildings are considered non-billable and are provided non-billable services, which include, routine custodial, grounds and trade tasks.  If however, you are modifying an existing space, require additional electrical, plumbing services, or require carpentry services, these are considered billable service requests.

Why is a request to make simple changes to my office, such as adding an outlet, a wall or A/C unit, considered a project?

What may seem like a simple request to you may actually be a Project because there are always other problems that need to be rectified before your request can be honored.  An example would be the installation of an outlet, some buildings are nearing capacity for the electrical services which means that a new service may have to be installed in order to add a new outlet.

What is the last date to submit a Facilities Work Request Form for the current fiscal year?

The final date for completion of work to be billed in the current fiscal year is the second week of April of each fiscal year (example: April 15, 2016).


GROUNDS SERVICES 

There is a malfunctioning sprinkler; what should I do?

Please contact the Escondido Center Facilities Operations Office at extension 8104.  Please give the specific location so that it can be promptly repaired.  After 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, please contact Campus Police at extension 2289 or 760/891-7273.

There is a broken irrigation line; what should I do?

Please contact the Escondido Center Facilities Operations Office at extension 8104.  Please give the specific location so that it can be promptly repaired.  After 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, please contact Campus Police at extension 2289 or 760/891-7273.

Will you plant flowers at my building?

Grounds Services maintains the campus in accordance with an approved landscape management plan, the purpose of which is to maximize the use of our limited resources.  Since annual flowers have a high maintenance cost per square foot, we only plant them in large beds where they make the greatest impact, and not at particular buildings.  However, we have planted lower maintenance perennial flowers around buildings and try to include them in all our landscape designs.

Can my department plant flowers outside my building?

Departments or individual staff members on campus are allowed to voluntarily assist and maintain very small areas around their workplace.  Employees will assist by pulling weeds, removing trash and planting flowers.  Interested department employees will perform these functions on their own time often during their breaks or lunch.  Interested Palomar College employees must contact the Director, Facilities – Chris Miller or the Interim Supervisor, Grounds Services & Recycling – Tony Rangel prior to beginning work.

Routine questions regarding this process can be answered by contacting the Facilities Office at extension 2629 or via email FacilitiesOffice@palomar.edu.

If you notice broken tree branches around the campus?

Please contact the Escondido Center Facilities Operations Office at extension 8104.  Please give the specific location so that it can be promptly removed.  After 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, please contact Campus Police at extension 2289 or 760/891-7273.

Why are leaves cleaned up?

Leaves are cleaned up to prevent killing grass, clogging drains, harboring pests and to prevent injuries from slipping and falling.