March 24, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

Consolidate FO and Housing Maintenance Staffcapitalize on economies of scale

  • Finalizing spring break cleaning/project work planning for student housing buildings.
  • Safety training completed for two full rounds of employee training. Conducted sessions for new employees and for boiler operators this week.
  • Will short-list candidates for electric shop supervisor position this week and schedule interviews.
  • Continued multiple sessions of customer service training for FS employees. Five out of seven classes completed and over 75% of day shift personnel have received training.
  • Continuing roll-out of EZ Max version of Maximo in central shops areas; scheduled plumbing shop for training next week.

Performance Managementimplement cultural change to improve staff engagement

  • Awarded Mr. Ron Allen from the central plumbing shop the FS Employee Advisory Council Employee of the Month for March 2014.
  • Collecting articles for Foghorn quarterly newsletter – for publication next week.
  • Met to finalize details of transitional duty program and will pilot test program in FS.
  • Rolling out transitional duty program info with risk management office at this week’s FS staff meeting for pilot test of program in FS.

Zone Maintenancedevelop system to reduce supervisory staff and improve efficiency

  • Establishing custodial service level and quality assurance standards for review this week.
  • Supplied HVAC systems description for Animal Care Unit spaces for accreditation report. Working with DCM and ACU to correct air flow discrepancies in spaces.
  • Reviewing Master Plan sections; presentation meeting scheduled for Friday.
  • Working with SSC to address building cleaning and maintenance issues in Carruth O’Leary Hall.
  • Provided feedback to Employee Advisory Council on all issues and concerns raised at last meeting.

Energy Reduction and Sustainabilityexecute plan with incentives for participation

  • Calibrated Natural Gas meters on main boilers through SEGA monitoring system.
  • Comparing our metered consumption to Black Hills natural gas meters and billing info.
  • Attended meeting on Natural Gas reverse auction to explore possibilities. Will investigate gas consumption info from other KBOR colleges and check interest in bundling procurement.

Asset Inventory

  • Will review CFI report/proposal on Maximo recommendations and scope of work once received.
  • Continued working on Air Handling Unit assets; information is scattered and difficult to collect and will take quite some time to enter completely in Maximo.
  • Working with IT on GIS/utility mapping software requirements.
  • Providing input on contract renewal for Johnson Controls contract, and for establishment of contract with TRANE.


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