· · Plant Services
Plant Services 2022-07-05T07:09:18+00:00


Plant Services is a university department that offers continuous quality services to NSU in order to enhance student life and learning.  We are responsible for providing asset/space management, central receiving and shipping, as well as property control/state inventory reporting for the Natchitoches campus, Leesville campus and the Shreveport campus.  We also house an inventory of supplies and materials in the on-site warehouse, in order to provide immediate access to these materials for NSU Physical Plant employee use on our campuses.

The Asset Manager’s responsibility is to identity all capital assets, maintain records for buildings and other capital assets, and complete Investment in Plant and Depreciation Schedule on those assets that meet thresholds set by the State of Louisiana and Governmental Accounting Standards Board. The Asset Manager also administers the software of all maintenance supply assets. The Asset Manager is to update and maintain NSU building records, and work closely with Office of Risk Management to update any changes in facility utilization. The Asset Manager is responsible for entering all changes in the Facility Use Module for use by the Office of Institutional Research. OIR will generate reports and e-file them to the Louisiana Board of Regents for comparison to determine how NSU ranks in the Louisiana System, in space utilization.


Mon—Thursday:  7:00 am—5:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am—12:00 pm

Phone(318) 357-4238

The Central Receiving Agent has the responsibility of the receiving and shipping of university purchases. Central Receiving personnel completes the transactions of merchandise from vendors, third party manufactures and freight agencies. Goods and merchandise routed through Central Receiving will be analyzed in both qualitative and quantitative aspects, by receiving personnel. Returns are routed through Central Receiving so as to capture property information and any credit related information for proper record keeping.

The receiving agent also has the responsibility to tag all movable property as identified by the Property Control Office to meet state property rules and regulations.

Central Receiving is a processing area, not a storage area. CR does not have space to store items/orders. Departments should make sure that they have a place to store items ordered, prior to placing orders.


Mon—Thursday:  7:00 am—4:30 pm | Closed 12:00—12:30 pm
Fri: 8:00 am—12:00 pm

Phone(318) 357-5152
Fax: (318) 357-5153

The Property Manager has the responsibility under the direction of the head of agency (president) and the Louisiana Property Assistance Agency to ensure the safety and accountability of all movable property. The Property Control Office responsibilities include; tag, transfer, surplus of items, conduct annual inventory audits, and maintain property files based on set rules and regulations. Each Budget Unit also carries the responsibility as Property Custodian to assist the property office in annual inventory. Each Budget Unit is also responsible for ensuring the safety and accountability of all state owned property within their area. All requests to transfer, surplus, and/or dismantle movable property are to be submitted on the “Movable Property Transaction Request” form . This is a multi-page form and is available at the Plant Service property office. No property is to be moved (even to another office) without first completing this form and submitting it to the Property Control Office, located in the Facility Services Complex on South Jefferson.


Mon—Thursday:  7:00 am—5:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am—12:00 pm

Phone(318) 357-6800

University Warehouse services include receipt, storage, and distribution of high use items in a central location so as to negate repetitive buying from outside of the agency. The stock items are generally in place to support the operation of the Physical Plant staff. Many high use office supplies such as reams of paper and batteries, are available for general university use also. In many cases the university warehouse is able take advantage of buying in larger quantities, resulting in bulk pricing/discounts. The Warehouse also facilitates the ease of providing merchandise on-sight, which saves time and the costs related to driving off campus for purchases.

Items requested from warehouse stock transact under specific policies and procedures which are established both within the university and through the State of Louisiana; therefore strict adherence is mandatory. All materials and supplies requested are issued to a work order. All office supplies are connected to a departmental purchase order.

To view a list of frequency used departmental items, please click here . Prices are based on current market prices and are subject to change.


Mon—Thursday:  7:00 am—4:30 pm
Fri: 8:00 am—12:00 pm

Phone(318) 357-6839


University Plant Services
998 South Jefferson
Facility Services Complex
Natchitoches, LA 71497