The University of Iowa

Custodial Services

VOX at dusk
The Custodial Services Unit is made up of over 250 university employees that cover over 6.3 million cleanable square feet of space and strives to become a leader in providing exceptional service to the university community. Only through a clear vision of the desired future and a critical analysis of the past can the attainment of our desired goals be realized. Services provided are funded through the General Education Fund and Auxiliary budgets to maintain and operate facilities that are directly related to the education, research and service mission of the University of Iowa.

For general funded buildings and spaces, baseline custodial services include specific tasks and frequencies for cleaning and other related tasks. Support for auxiliary and other non-GEF operations is based on a fee-for-service model.

Facilities Management uses industry-wide cleaning standards as published in the APPA Custodial Operational Guidelines for Educational Facilities.  The levels of cleanliness are outlined at the end of this section of the guide.