GSD Building Services provides custodial support for academic courses and administrative meetings.
Jorge Mendoza – Site Supervisor
Huberto Tejada (Crew Chief) – Gund Lobby & Events
Etelvina Fernadez – GSD Classrooms & Events
Elsa Guevara – Gund 3rd and 4th Floors
Ruddy Gonzalez – Gund 2nd and 5th Floors
Argenis Brea – Gund Main Lobby AM/7 Sumner after 5 PM
Mohamed Zaker – Site Supervisor
Mohamed Himmad – Gund Lobby, Classrooms & Events
Julio Canas – 40 Kirkland, 42 Kirkland, 20 Sumner
Santo Uben – Gund 4th and 5th Floors
Jeanne Jean Louis – Gund 2nd and 3rd Floors
Custodial Policy for Non-Academic Requests
All public events or large scale GSD events serving food are required to fund any associated custodial costs. Costs will vary due to the size of the event, time of the event, and/or the availability of the custodial crew. For groups that pay rent to use rooms at the GSD the custodial fee is built into your rent. However, if you would like a dedicated person to take care of the event, you will need to hire them at a cost to your group. To request custodial, add a custodian via the Event Proposal Form when reserving a room in SERT. Requests must be made more than a week before the event.
This policy applies to all multi-purpose rooms and event space at the GSD which includes Piper, Stubbins Portico Rooms, Gund Garden, Exterior Spaces, Loeb Library Lobby and any other classroom space where the default set-up is being removed to accommodate the event request. The policy does not apply to pre-set rooms such as 111, Piper Steps (only), 109, 124 and all upper level classrooms in Gund Hall and the classrooms outside of Gund with the understanding that these aforementioned spaces come with a standard set-up and if altered must be returned to its original state at the end of the reservation. Building Services reserves the right to charge Custodial Fees due to misuse of space or policies that result in custodial staff being unable to accomplish their regularly scheduled shift work.
Rates for Custodial Services
There will be a charge $46/hour with a 2-hour minimum ($96.00*). A 4 hour minimum may be imposed when the event is, one or more of the following; a reception, sit down meal, which expects 85+ attendees, uses more than one room, involves a catering staff, is held on the weekend, or is held on heavy academic support days where we need extra staff on-site to support the event. Events that request a dedicated custodian will have a 4-hour minimum ($160.00*). Holiday hours are 2.5 times the standard rate and come under the weekend classification requiring a 4 hour minimum (4 hours for $400.00*). Custodians will be given any instructions listed in SERT by the Building Services Office so it is important to be as detailed as possible in your room requests. *Please note that an estimate of charges will be given when making requests. Due to overtime or more time needed for clean up this cost could go up but will not exceed an additional four (4) billable hours.
How charges are collected:
Harvard Departments: should provide a 33-digit billing code when requesting services and will be charged after the work has been completed.
Student Groups: must secure funding in advance from Student Forum for custodial services. Email Erica George, the Coordinator of Student Activities and Outreach at firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the event date and anticipated cost of the service. Once approved, an invoice will be emailed directly to the Coordinator of Student Activities and Outreach from Building Services within 30 days of the event. Checks made out to “President and Fellows of Harvard College” will be sent to the Coordinator of Student Activities and Outreach within 30 days of invoice date.
Individuals and Outside Organizations: An invoice will be emailed from Building Services within 30 days of event. A check payable to “President and Fellows of Harvard College” within 30 days of invoice date. If a check is not received within 30 days the sponsoring department or faculty member is responsible for all charges.
Contact for Invoices: Building Services, email@example.com or 617-496-1243