The Facilities Management offices are located on the main floor in Rooms 08 and 08B. The hours of operation are from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The department is responsible for all aspects of Facilities Management: planning, construction management, energy management, space inventory management, preventive and routine maintenance, repair, custodial services and grounds services in compliance with specifications and code requirement. It conducts ongoing planning and assessment of the physical plan management. The office negotiates and evaluates contracts for facilities infrastructure, including construction, telephone networks, and building-wide systems such as the photocopy fleet, cleaning and pest prevention. The Facilities Department recruits, hires and manages maintenance, custodial and security staff, including observance of collective bargaining agreement. It provides appropriate support for ongoing classroom, performance and college events. The department works closely with the Dean of Students and Director of Administration and Human Relations to comply with all regulations and procedures regarding campus safety and security. It develops and writes policies and procedures for the department and maintains external relations with NYC departments (police, fire, sanitation, building inspectors), neighborhood groups, and nearby campus employees.