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Juana Delgado-Miller* Custodial Worker Physical Plant
Robert Druyetis Maintenance Technician Physical Plant
Donta Edwards* Custodial Worker Physical Plant
Armando Gonzalez Tapia* Custodial Worker Physical Plant
Christian Grubb* Custodial Worker Physical Plant
Jeffrey Seymour* Plant Maintenance Mechanic Physical Plant
Ronald Weaver Plant Operator Physical Plant

*Moved from temporary to a regular position.



Outstanding Staff Awards March 29 from 2-4pm, School of Music Concert Hall
Kickoff of United Way Campaign April 1
USF Week Events April 9-14
Sun Dome: Substantial Completion April 15
Herd of Bulls Challenge April 16 at 10:00am, outside the Marshall Student Center
Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day April 26, Marshall Center Ballroom
Faculty & Staff Kickball Event April 28



OtisOtis Singfield, Manager in Physical Plant's Utilities Department, is retiring from USF after 25 years of service to the university. He joined USF in 1987 as an Operating Engineer in Physical Plant's power plant. In 1989, Otis became a Maintenance Mechanic in the power plant. He received an Outstanding Service award in 1995 and that same year was promoted to a Utility Supervisor.


In 1996, Otis was promoted to Sr. Utility Supervisor. He was promoted in 2001 to his current position as Manager over the power plants and the electric shop. Otis's last official day will be March 31, 2012.


Please join us in wishing Otis all the best in his retirement!




AmandaAmanda Gray, Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S), has been promoted to Safety & Compliance Officer for the Lab Safety and Hazardous Waste programs. She was selected out of a pool of external and internal candidates to serve in this position. Amanda joined USF in August 2010 as an EH&S Specialist. She began working in her new position on March 9, 2012.


Please join us in congratulating Amanda on this well-deserved promotion!




Bradley Orr and Hank BeggsPhysical Plant is embracing the mobile age by moving its work order program, FACNET, into the wireless environment. USF offers wireless capabilities throughout the campus, making it possible for Physical Plant to create a more efficient method for distribution of work requests to employees and improve efficiencies to the customers.


The FACNET Mobile Initiative began with one team in the Maintenance Department. This allowed for testing and debugging. Currently, the Maintenance Department is using two types of mobile devices, a 7" Dell Streak and a 10" Apple iPad.


Each employee chooses the unit they prefer to use. Bradley Orr (top photo) prefers the 10" Apple iPad.
Hank Beggs (bottom photo), prefers using the 7" Dell Streak.


Use of the mobile devices is being rolled out in phases by Team. Physical Plant's goal is to eventually transition all employees who have work order driven jobs to the mobile platform.





Kim Tomkinson, Assistant Manager, Building & Maintenance, Physical Plant Grounds Department, and her team continue to transform the Tampa campus landscape into a beautiful, relaxing place for student, faculty, staff and visitors. The newest addition is a tranquil butterfly garden located on the west side of SVC. We invite you to stop by for a visit!


Here's a photo of the butterfly garden's first baby. Affectionately named "Sparky," this little guy will grow up to be a beautiful Monarch butterfly.'





The competition in the "Herd of Bulls Challenge" in support of the Faculty & Staff Campaign is really heating up. The challenge runs through April 6th. Then, join us on Monday, SandyApril 16th, at 10 a.m., outside the Marshall Student Center, to celebrate the results. It's sure to be a lot of fun!


You won't want to miss our "fearless leader" and other administrators who make their area's participation goals taking the ride of their life on a mechanical bull. We greatly appreciate your participation in last year's Faculty & Staff Campaign and hope you'll consider giving again this year.


Every contribution, no matter how large or small, will make a huge impact. The Faculty & Staff Campaign assists employees just like you to further their education here at USF. To give online, log on to www.usf.edu/fscc.


Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you on April 16th!





USF takes recycling seriously! An amazing 92.1% of the materials removed from the Sun Dome site to date have been recycled. That is equal to 5,352.76 tons or 10,705,520 pounds of materials diverted from landfills. Yes, you read that right – over 10-million pounds.


Diverting construction and demolition debris from disposal in landfills and incinerators is one of the requirements towards LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. In the university's commitment to creating an environmentally-conscious campus, the Tampa Campus Master Plan calls for all new construction to be LEED certified.


Stay tuned for more recycling facts as the Sun Dome renovation grows closer to substantial completion on April 15th. To follow the countdown to completion and to view the latest Sun Dome renovation images, be sure to visit this website.