5.4 Special Equipment Maintenance
This section defines the departmental financial responsibilities for maintenance costs for special research equipment.
Category 'A' Equipment
Facilities Planning and Management (FPM) administers partial funding of eighty percent (80%) for the maintenance costs for special research equipment. The school/college/institute provides the remaining twenty percent (20%) for the following items:
Category 'B' Equipment
The school/college/institute is responsible for the cost of equipment maintenance for equipment not listed in Category 'A'. Academic units can request support from the vice president for research or the vice president for finance and business operations for items not listed above. FPM Plant Operations and Maintenance Department investigates a service problem when requested, but only minor adjustments are made.
Examples of Category 'B' Equipment:
Although the care of major mechanical systems is covered under general university maintenance by FPM, routine maintenance and repair of specialized equipment is the responsibility of the Principal Investigator (PI), department and/or college.