College Operations

Office / Work Spaces

Custodial Operations

Our Mission

  • To provide De Anza students, faculty, staff and the community with clean, safe and sanitary teaching and learning environment.

Our Commitment

The Custodial department fully supports De Anza’s sustainability program and is committed to environmental responsibility.


A few examples are the use of paper towel and toilet paper dispensers which use 100% post consumer, recycled paper. Our newest buildings have air hand dryers. The College buys  “Green Seal” certified cleaning products whenever possible, including foam hand soap used in all restrooms, floor wax, floor strippers and carpet shampoo.


Read about our single stream recycling program.


The custodial department has diverse ethnicity and various bilingual employees, who speak Chinese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese and Tagalog. The department can provide some students with directions to classrooms or offices in their native language, thus providing a friendlier and a comfortable learning environment to the students.

Hours & Locations



Monday - Thursday

6:00 a.m to 6:00 a.m.


6:00 a.m to 12:00 a.m. 

 De Anza Corp. Yard


CONTACT Manny DaSilva

Operation Manager

College Operations

21250 Stevens Creek Blvd

Cupertino CA 95014

PHONE               408.864.5536

CELL PHONE     408.595.2798





Got a spill? If you have an immediate custodial need, please call the custodial line at 408.864.5528 and leave a detailed message.



Custodial Department Cleaning Schedule

Due to personnel reductions in the Custodial department, the campus is unable to maintain the APPA level three standard with reduced staffing levels.

With the current staff the college can only achieve APPA level five standards.

Please note that these services may be reduced further due to fluctuations in daily staffing levels.

Evening custodians will no longer rearrange chairs displaced during classroom activities. Please return classrooms to their original configuration at the end of class.

Please contribute to keeping the campus as clean as possible.


Restrooms and Break Rooms
  • Daily – Full service will be maintained in both the restrooms and break rooms

  • Daily – Cleaning of the blackboards/whiteboard, chalk tray, professor’s station, trash receptacles emptied and floor clear of debris
  • Weekly – Floors will be thoroughly swept, wet mopped and graffiti will be removed from student desks 
  • Bi-Weekly – Carpets to be vacuumed
  • Monthly – Dusting, carpet spot cleaned
Common Areas
  • Daily – Trash receptacles will be emptied, floors spot cleaned and will be free of debris
  • Weekly – Floors will be thoroughly swept and wet mopped   
  • Monthly - Dusting   

Office Spaces
  • Tuesdays and Fridays – Trash receptacles emptied, floors clear of debris
  • Bi-Weekly – Floors thoroughly swept/wet mopped or vacuumed   
  • Monthly – Dusting, carpets spot cleaned                   



To provide De Anza’s students, faculty, staff and the general public with a clean, safe and sanitary environment for learning and teaching through out the ca.m.pus. 


Number of FTEs:


  1 Custodial Manager                          adjusts to cover all shifts

  0 Custodial Supervisor                        night shifts

  4 Custodian III positions                    1 on the day shift;  1 on the middle night shift;  2 on the night shift

13  Custodian II positions                     2 on the day shift; 2 on the swing shift; 3 on the middle night shift; 0 on the Permanent part time shift;

                                                              6 on the night shift                                                                                                                                                                                              

 3   Custodian I positions                      1 on the middle night shift; 2 on the night shift

  4 Ca.m.pus Center Custodians           1 Custodians II & 1 custodian III on the Day Shift, 1 Custodian II on the swing shift, and 1

                                                               Custodian I on the weekend shift                                                                                                            


Total custodians per shift:              5 on the day shift, 3 on the swing shift, 1 on the weekend shift and 0 on the permanent part time shift day                                

                                                            5 on the middle night shift, 10 on the night shift  

Total of Custodians:  24                       



Day shift                      6:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Monday-Friday


Swing shift                  1:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and on Fridays 6:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


Middle Night Shift     5:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m., Monday – Thursday and on Fridays 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.


Night shift                   10:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m., Monday-Thursday, and on Fridays 4:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Weekend shift            5:00 p.m. 1:00 a.m., Monday, Thursday, 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 M Friday, and on Saturdays 3:00 p.m. -11:00 p.m., and on Sundays                                                                                                          

                                  1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.                                                            

Permanent Part Time Shift   10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monday - Friday


The Custodial Department utilizes the APPA Custodial Staffing Guidelines for Educational Facilities, the expected standards and levels of custodial services provided to the college ca.m.pus can be determined by identifying the number and type of standard spaces (classrooms, offices, etc.) on ca.m.pus, the square footage for each standard space, the a.m.ount of time required for each standard space, the number of employees available and the productive work time available.  The number of square feet assigned to each custodian by standard space will determine the level of service provided to that space.  The lower the a.m.ount of cleaning square foot per custodian, the level of the cleaning quality will be higher. For exa.m.ple, a custodian with 420 minutes per shift assigned a space of 16,700 square feet of classroom with hard floor will provide a higher level of service than a custodian assigned 45,600 square feet.


APPA Staffing Service Levels (subset used for exa.m.ple)


APPA Standard Space

Level 1 Orderly Spotlessness

Level 2 Ordinary Tidiness

Level 3 Casual Inattention

Level 4 Moderate Dinginess

Level 5 Unkempt Neglect

Classroom with hard floor






Classroom, hard floor, high use






Classroom, carpeted, high use









The Custodial Department is committed to be environmentally responsible.  The department also fully supports De Anza’s sustainability progra.m.. During the past year, the department has converted its paper towels, and toilet paper dispensers this has allowed the department to purchase 100 % post consumer, recycled paper and “Green Seal” certified which means that the process used by the manufacture to recycle the paper is “green seal’ certified.   Most of the chemicals now in you is “Green Seal” certified.  The foa.m. hand soap used by the department in all restrooms is “Green Seal” certified too. Wax, floor strippers, and carpet sha.m.poos are also “Green Seal” certified.


The custodial department has various bilingual employees, who speak Chinese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietna.m.ese, and Tagalog.  The diverse ethnicity of the department can provide some students with directions to classrooms or offices in their native language, thus providing a friendlier and a comfortable learning environment to the students.


You can contact Custodial Department by calling 408-864-5528 ext 5528 to report any service needs or requests.  You can also e-mail the Custodial Manager at







Last Updated: 3/2/18