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November 17, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

Consolidate FO and Housing Maintenance Staffcapitalize on economies of scale

  • Attended meeting regarding the GSP HVAC unit with DCM. And another meeting to look at the Mechanical Issues at GSP
  • Attended the funeral of long time employee Ron Fowler of Zone 6
  • Continue meetings with Doug Carter & Diana Robertson to ensure the proper implementation of the SLA and the best interests for the university

Performance Managementimplement cultural change to improve staff engagement

  • Hold regular meetings with Carol Cooper in HR to get updates on staff and various situations
  • Met with Pam Bray and Callie Long to review the CFE recommendations to see where the implementation of them stands
  • Met with Shannon Nelson on several occasions to discuss the funding for positions and roof discussions, and general FS budget concerns
  • Attended the Regents Facilities meeting in Emporia
  • Held a meeting with Jay Lee and Allen Humphrey for the Business Research Survey that the School of Business would like to do with FS
  • Working with PSO and DCM to develop recommendations to campus building access
  • Held interviews for the new HVAC supervisor
  • Met to discuss the changes to the bicycle policy
  • Offered basketball tickets to staff through a random drawing

Zone Maintenancedevelop system to reduce supervisory staff and improve efficiency

  • Met with Callie Long, Mark Reiske, Paul Graves, Pam Bray, Phil Ellsworth and Owen Mallonee to discuss the remodel of the warehouse to store Freon
  • Met with the Safety Manager, Steve Levenson and Carol Cooper to discuss ways to reduce vehicle accidents and thus  the costs involved with them
  • Met with zone managers for a regularly scheduled meeting
  • Developing the Custodial Agreement to be a document available to customers

Energy Reduction and Sustainabilityexecute plan with incentives for participation

  • Discussed the selection of the new Energy Behavior Specialist position
  • Held the monthly check-in meeting with George Werth
  • Met with Gary Lawson, George Werth, Steve Scannell and Owen Mallonee to discuss coil protection for the air handlers in the new School of Business

Asset Inventory

  • Attended the recurring meeting regarding the DCM/FS Procurement Advisory Committee
  • Attended the Siemens Operating Costs & Energy Savings meeting
  • Held a bi-weekly meeting with Julie Bellucci, the procurement manager
  • Check-in meeting for Zach and Grainger; follow-up discussion on the Grainger Project
  • Continue to process Historic Tax Credits for maintenance repairs


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