Mission & Strategic Plan

The Office of Physical Plant provides excellent facilities services for Penn State.


  • We exceed customer expectations.
  • We provide excellent value.
  • We enjoy coming to work.
  • We are recognized nationally for excellence in facilities, environmental, and safety management.

Guiding Principles

  • We value and empower our employees.
  • We collaborate with academia.
  • We are committed to diversity.
  • We foster creativity, teamwork, and communication.
  • We champion the University's commitment to sustainability.
  • We provide an enjoyable, healthy, and safe work environment.
  • We value leadership, accountability, and professionalism.

Strategic Plan 2014-2018 Goals

Improve Operational Effectiveness

  • Implement Facilities Asset Management (FAM)
  • Develop and implement the IT master plan
  • Collect and distribute data to improve operations

Foster a highly engaged workforce

  • Develop a retention strategy
  • Develop a robust training strategy
  • Develop a succession plan strategy

Enhance relationships with customers

  • Strengthen service to Commonwealth campuses
  • Develop a communications strategic plan
  • Expand academic partnerships
  • Identify external constituents and develop strategies to enhance relationships

Enhance and preserve the University's infrastructure and grounds

  • Implement the 2014-2018 Capital Plan
  • Develop and implement an integrated design and delivery process
  • Reduce energy consumption

OPP Strategic Plan (pdf)