Stewardship in the Face of the Storm




Illanes, Laura

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Neither snow nor ice nor cold could stop Facilities Services’ support of The University of Texas at Austin when a record-breaking winter storm hit the area in mid-February 2021. That’s because we see our stewardship role as “mission critical.” We must keep the campus safe and running, even when faced with extreme weather, even when the university is officially closed, and even during the long-standing COVID-19 pandemic that stormed across the globe. In other words, facing a crisis on top of a crisis.
Values at Work Series: Facilities Services developed our core values of Service, Integrity, Teamwork, Excellence, and Stewardship (collectively referred to as SITES) based on the way we approach our work. Our values can be found throughout our areas of services in many ways.Through a series of articles, the Values at Work Series is devoted to providing a closer look at how our values are hard at work. Each article focuses on an area of service and how that group incorporates our values in a significant way. We are proud of our employees who continue to serve as an example of “walking the talk” every day.

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