The Facilities Services Employee Council consists of Facilities employees representative of all shops/departments. The Council assists in fulfilling the Facilities Services mission. That mission is to efficiently manage our resources and services to provide an environment and infrastructure that supports the teaching, research and outreach mission of the University.
For the next three years, the Council will focus on these organizational goals:
- Developing accountability for Facilities Services
- Initiating partnerships with URI departments to program, plan and execute the University’s 3 year Strategic Plan.
- Enhancing organizational effectiveness and efficiencies by nurturing employee development, having a spirit of teamwork, cooperation, and open communication and improving customer awareness and satisfaction.
The council is also a source of interaction for anyone on almost any issue, such as budget, safety, training, social activities, etc. With these goals in mind, Facilities Employees employees should bring any ideas or concerns they may have to any Employee Council member.
President: Edward Berube
Vice President: John Defrancesco
Secretary: Tracey McGrath
The Employee Recognition Award is given at each in-service by the Facilities Services Employee Council. The award is given to a person who not only performs their job, but also performs above and beyond their normal duties. They exhibit a good attitude, work ethic and superior customer service. URI Athletics, URI Bookstore, the University Club and local restaurants and business have generously donated gifts for the award recipients.
Any employee of the campus community can nominate someone from Facilities Services to receive this award. If you would like to nominate a Facilities Services employee, please fill out a nomination form. Send it to any Facilities Services Employee Council Representative (listed above; all mail can be sent to the recipient at the Sherman Building), or place it in the nomination box located at the Sherman Building break room.