Working In Support of the University Mission
The Physical Plant Division is an integral part of the University's Office of Administrative Services. The Division's primary mission is to maintain and improve a physical environment conducive to teaching, learning, and research. To this end, the Physical Plant Division is responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of the educational buildings, utilities, and grounds of the University campus.
The strategy is to continue diligently to improve the quality of our services by inspection, training, supervision of our work force to be effective, timely, and efficient. We continually seek ways to reduce costs so that the fiscal burden of education will be easier for the students and the taxpayers to carry.
Areas of Responsibility
The Tampa Physical Plant is primarily responsible for providing services to the University of South Florida's Tampa Campus which excludes Moffitt Cancer Center, Shiners' Hospital, the University Research and Development Park, Marshall Center, Auxiliary buildings, and leased spaces. While there are exceptions, most of the areas listed above provide Physical Plant services through their own organizations.
The University has separate Physical Plants at the following locations: Tampa, Sarasota, and St. Petersburg. Services such as Architecture and Engineering are provided to the University community by the Division of Facilities Planning and Construction. Most areas can request work on a for-pay basis from the Tampa Physical Plant.
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