March 18, 2015

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Consolidate FO and Housing Maintenance Staffcapitalize on economies of scale

  • This project is complete.


Performance Managementimplement cultural change to improve staff engagement

  • This project is complete.

Zone Maintenancedevelop system to reduce supervisory staff and improve efficiency

  • This project is complete.

Energy Reduction and Sustainabilityexecute plan with incentives for participation

  • We have hired Josh Wheeler to fill the Energy Technician position.  He starts at the end of March.
  • Working with DCM and Westar on the KU’s third metering point for Main Campus and the Central District. Trying to press Westar into measuring demand on the third metering point in conjunction with the other two metering points.  Not looking at demand in conjunction with the other meters could cause KU to have additional significant electric costs annually.
  • Getting prepared to bid natural gas on a 3-year contract.  Current prices are the lowest they have been in over 10 years.  We are monitoring prices and the market to see when the price will be right for making this bid.

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Changing for Excellence was the featured cover story in the January, 2015 edition of Business Officer, the official magazine of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). You can read the full story online.

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