Bylaws and Policies

Political Policy Deferred Maintenance

Expires: April 30, 2021

1 Facts

  1. Deferred maintenance is defined as an amount needed but not yet expended for repairs, restoration, or rehabilitation of an asset.
  2. Funding for routine building and systems preventive maintenance has been significantly cut back, resulting in a substantial backlog of deferred maintenance.
  3. The accumulation of significant deferred maintenance liability represents a failure of the government to adequately fund the operations of the University.
  4. Deferred maintenance reduces the quality of the undergraduate learning experience, the University’s public image, and presents a potential health and safety hazard.
  5. It is inappropriate for the University and the government to expect current and future undergraduates to fund the correction of historically deficient resource allocation.


2 Resolutions

  1. The University of Alberta Studentsʼ Union advocates to the provincial government for one-time, project-specific capital funding packages to the University to remedy the accumulated deferred maintenance liability.
  2. The​ ​University​ ​of​ ​Alberta​ ​Students’​ ​Union​ ​advocates​ ​to​ ​the​ ​provincial​ ​government for​ ​the​ ​institution​ ​of​ ​an​ ​ongoing,​ ​predictable,​ ​deferred​ ​maintenance​ ​funding​ ​model to​ ​remedy​ ​the​ ​accumulated​ ​deferred​ ​maintenance​ ​liability.
  3. The University of Alberta Studentsʼ Union advocates to the provincial government for the institution of an ongoing operational funding envelope to the University, designed to provide for adequate ongoing preventive maintenance.
  4. The University of Alberta Studentsʼ Union advocates to the University to prioritize preventative maintenance in future budgets.
  5. The University of Alberta Studentsʼ Union advocates to the University to follow construction practices that minimize future maintenance costs.