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Facilities Management is here to provide the most efficient and cost effective support services in order to provide an environment that is clean, safe, healthy and responsive for students, staff and visitors.

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University of Virginia's commitment to diversity

Portraits of diverse staff

Diversity stands with ethics, integrity, and academic excellence, as a cornerstone of University culture. The University promotes an inclusive and welcoming environment that embraces the full spectrum of human attributes, perspectives, and disciplines. When people of different backgrounds come together, they exchange ideas, question assumptions (including their own), and broaden the horizons for us all. A University of Virginia community rich in diversity affords every member equal respect – and provides a forum for understanding our differences as well as our commonalities.

Facilities Management is also committed to improve awareness of and increase appreciation for diversity. The Facilities Management Diversity Team was created in December 2013 to continue the efforts and to foster greater respect and understanding of diversity within the organization.

Learn more about the Facilities Management Diversity Team »

A safe and healthy environment for everyone

Employees discussing construction details

Safety is at the forefront of everything we do at U.Va. The University understands that a safe work environment is essential to the health and well-being of our employees, but our commitment extends beyond our staff. The University is dedicated to providing a safe and healthy environment for everyone on Grounds — from our students to our many visitors.

U.Va. Facilities Management operates under the highest ethical standards and possesses exceptional communication skills to inspire, enthuse and stimulate a culture of health and safety stewardship. Facilities Management strives to offer a model occupational health and safety training program in the effort to sustain U.Va. as an incident- and injury-free work place and a model for higher education institutions across the country.

Safety resources for faculty, staff and students »

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Sustainability at U.Va. is multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary, and many individuals, departments, and schools across Grounds have been working together for many years to advance sustainability on Grounds and beyond. Introducing new initiatives and incorporating sustainability into existing practices requires collaboration and partnerships across the University.

Ways to get involved »

For an interactive overview of U.Va.’s sustainability practices, tour the U.Va. Green Guide.

The University of Virginia is a caring community that aspires to treat every individual with kindness, dignity and respect, regardless of position or status.

Utilities employees with construction blueprints

A fair, collaborative, inclusive and respectful workplace is vital to the University achieving its teaching, research, public service, and patient care goals and preserving its reputation for excellence.

As a core value, Facilities Management fosters a respectful workplace that actively supports mutual respect, the dignity of all employees and is free from discrimination and harassment.

To learn about the University’s respectful workplace guidelines and other related information, please visit Respect@UVa.

FM in the news

Nov. 12, 2014

Flags on the Grounds of U.Va.

U.Va. marks Veterans Day with words of wisdom for ROTC cadets

When they march off Grounds for the final time to begin their military service, U.Va.’s corps of Air Force, Navy and Army ROTC cadets will be on the front lines of an important battle ...

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