Monday, July 21, 2014

FIRE ALARM NAC PANELS ON 3RD FLOOR OF OLD ME

July 21, 2014


The fire alarm panels NAC on the 3rd floor of old ME will be shut down as of Tuesday, July 22, 2014 so that they can be moved out of the restroom and into their new location within old ME.  This will manly affect the two smoke detectors at the elevator on the 4th floor and the strobes on the 4th floor.  It will not compromise the sprinkler coverage.  The fire alarm should be turned back on by the end of the day on Friday, July 25. 

Regards,

Pam

Friday, July 18, 2014

MORTENSON STAGING AREA FOR PHASE 2 HEAPR

July 18, 2014


Below is the document outlining the Mortenson staging are for Phase 2 of the HEAPR project.  Mortenson will be taking over the entire back parking lot.  Therefore, the old ME receiving dock will not be accessible.  Beginning August 1 or shortly there after, you will want to have any deliveries directed to the receiving dock in new ME.  If for some reason, the old ME receiving dock needs to be accessed, you will need to make those arrangements with me prior to the delivery.  I will need to make arrangements with Mortenson to use that dock.

Regards,

Pam



Domestic Water Outage on 7/23/14 in Old ME

July 18, 2014


The domestic water in old ME will be shut down on Wednesday, July 23, from 6:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Regards,

Pam

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

NEW POLICY ON BACKGROUND CHECKS AND OFFER LETTERS

July 16, 2014


As of July 1, 2014, all new hires are required by University Policy to have background checks conducted on them prior to starting the new position.  This applies to all positions except student positions.  So if you want to hire a temp/casual employee or any other employee group, please be mindful that we need to do a background check, which takes about a week. 

Offer letters are also now required for all new positions including Temp/Casual positions.  In the new offer letters, it describes the process to the new employee about what to do to get the background check completed.  I initiate the process and the new employee needs to complete their paperwork and submit it to complete the process. So please contact me prior to hiring any new employees including temp/casual employees. 

Regards,

Pam

ME 3 WEEK LOOK AHEAD CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE - JULY 16, 2014

July 16, 2014


Below is the Mechanical Engineering Project Look Ahead Schedule for the next three weeks.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.



Regards,

Pam

Monday, July 14, 2014

OLD ME POWER OUTAGE TODAY, 7/14/14

July 14, 2014
 
 
As you probably know, we had a power outage in old ME today due to the electrical grid in FM at the 4th Street Sub Station.
Power has now been restored.  This is a friendly reminder to double check any of your pieces of research equipment, refrigerators, freezers, etc. that you may have in your labs or offices to make sure they are back up and running.
We recently had a situation where many years worth of research samples were destroyed because the freezers they were in somehow got accidentally unplugged.
Regards,
Pam

ELECTRICAL OUTAGE, JULY 17, 2014

July 14, 2014


There will be an electrical outage on Thursday, July 17, 2014, from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. that will affect the basement and 1st floor offices on the Church Street side of old ME. 

Regards,

Pam

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

ME CONSTRUCTION 3 WEEK LOOK AHEAD SCHEDULE

July 9, 2014


As discussed at the Town Hall meeting, I am inserting a copy of the three-week look ahead construction schedule for the dates of July 7 through August 1, 2014.  The jack hammering and cement drilling in the demolition of the bathrooms should be mostly complete by the end of this week.  I realize it has been rather noisy for the classes in the UNITE classrooms.


Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.  As previously mentioned, do not talk directly to the construction workers with any noise issues.  If you click on the imagine it will be full size and easier to read.

Regards,

Pam

MERCURY LIGHTBULBS

July 9, 2014


When cleaning out the various labs and offices, please be aware that you cannot throw away light bulbs in the general trash.  They contain mercury.  We found several mercury light bulbs in a dumpster on one of our floors in the old ME building.

Here's an example of what we found.  Please put these aside for hazardous disposal.




If you have any questions, please contact me.  We can provide you with the various bins needed.

Regards,

Pam

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

HEAPR PHASE 2 TOWN HALL PRESENTATION

July 2, 2014



As discussed at the Town Hall meeting on Monday, June 30, 2014, I've uploaded the Power Point presentation to Google Drive so any University of Minnesota employees can use the link to get to the slide show.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Regards,


Pam