Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2010 11:04:20 -0700
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From: Russell Vernon <russell.vernon**At_Symbol_Here**UCR.EDU>
Subject: Re: Fume Hood Maintenance & Repair
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Fundamentally the question is about how money is acquired and distributed with the university. If the money (overhead etc) is gathered centrally, then that makes sense as the funding pot for services that support the mission

If the money is distributed to the colleges, or departments, then you have no choice but to ask them to pay for the services they need..

On our campus, so far the testing is done by EH&S and we complete a work order for Facilities to repair the lab fume hoods at no specific additional  cost to the departments or colleges


Russell Vernon, Ph.D.

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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of Wawzyniecki Jr, Stefan
Sent: Friday, July 09, 2010 6:10 AM
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Fume Hood Maintenance & Repair

To  all who are in  Academic Research-

In this tight economy, universities are finding ways to recoup expenses. 

 How many of you have a Facilities department that supports & services fume hoods as part of the general infrastructure of the laboratory?  Meaning, they will service water supply, HVAC, sewer, electricity, etc. and consider fume hoods part of the ventilation system.


Do any of you have a system in place where Facilities charges individual departments for their Time &  Materials, specifically for fume hoods?

Stefan Wawzyniecki, CIH, CHMM

University of Connecticut

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