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Custodial provides basic cleaning and minor maintenance services to classroom and administrative buildings.

Custodial Staff Shifts

  • 5:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday)
  • 3:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday)

Typical Tasks Include

  • sweeping, mopping and vacuuming floors and stairs
  • scrubbing and disinfecting toilets, urinals and lavatories
  • cleaning, polishing and/or disinfecting entrance glass, drinking fountains, mirrors, common phones and elevators
  • pulling trash and recycling paper
  • replacing used light bulbs and maintaining exit lights

Daily Cleaning

Entrance areas, common areas (hallways, stairwells, student lounges, lobbies), rest rooms, Child Development Center, and similar areas are cleaned daily (Monday - Friday).

As a general rule of thumb, the most frequent attention is paid the areas closest to the front door(s) and less frequent service is given to areas furthest inside the building.

Twice Weekly Cleaning

Classrooms and departmental offices are cleaned thoroughly twice weekly and policed on alternate days. The difference in care is generally the level of attention given the floors.

Monthly Cleaning

Individual faculty and staff offices are cleaned once every month throughout the year and more often as seasonal work activities, staff availability and inclement weather permit.

Quarterly Cleaning

High traffic common areas are addressed on a quarterly basis as breaks in the academic calendar permit.

Annual Cleaning

Intense floor care work, shampooing for carpeted areas and stripping/refinishing for hard surfaces, is generally performed annually between May and August.

Staph and MRSA Infections Cleaning Process

Special Event Custodial Service Requests

Regular custodial service is provided Monday through Friday. Departments or individuals scheduling programs or functions, other than normal scheduled classes, Saturday or Sunday need to make special arrangements for custodial service. These events will be scheduled on an overtime basis and departments or individuals will need to provide a valid University account number for the charges.

Submit a Service Request through FAMIS to schedule special event custodial service.

Custodial FAQ

Contact Information

If you have any questions or comments please contact:



Office Location

Art II Lower Level
UNI, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0527

Office Hours

5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Contact Names

Jon Butler


First Shift                                                Second Shift
(5:00 am - 1:30 pm Monday-Friday)                   (3:00 pm - 11:30 pm Monday-Friday)

Kevin Jaeger                                                          Tara Flippo
Facilities Services Coordinator                            Facilities Services Coordinator
Custodial                                                               Custodial                                 
319-273-7562                                                        319-273-6423

Rick Thomas                                                          Gary Heth
Facilities Services Coordinator                            Facilities Services Coordinator
Custodial                                                               Custodial                               
319-273-2301                                                        319-273-7563