October 1, 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012

Consolidate FO and Housing Maintenance Staff: capitalize on economies of scale

  • Met with staff members from the zones and central shops, and custodial staff from the new night shift, to discuss post-merger progress and identify challenges and issues that need to be resolved moving forward
  • Met with Richard McKinney to review FY13 budget/funding issues that have surfaced following FS and DSH merger
  • Worked on analysis of FY13 FS budget including preparation of a listing of all employment-related and OOE costs by cost center and fund as compared to budget

Performance Management: implement cultural change to improve staff engagement

  • Held weekly meeting with FS accounting staff to discuss accounting and business process changes after the Maximo re-implementation
  • Designed a new after-hours call-in process to reduce the number of trivial after-hours emergency calls and direct customers to a web request form when calling in non-emergencies after hours
  • Met jointly with zone managers and central shop supervisors to address operational challenges and resolve process issues with communications and work flow management between zones and central shops
  • Met with DCM to discuss snow removal policy and develop a process for coordinating resources between FS and DCM
  • Continued working with Maximo users to identify and correct bugs in Maximo 7.5
  • Met one-on-one with various shop and zone supervisors to provide individual training and address technical issues in Maximo 7.5
  • Completed installation and testing of EZMax in Maximo 7.5 development environment

Zone Maintenance: develop system to reduce supervisory staff and improve efficiency

  • Met with zone managers and supervisors to review work orders and address challenges with after-hours communications and emergency responses

Energy Reduction and Sustainability: execute plan with incentives for participation

  • Completed roll-out and go-live of the Fraser Hall energy conservation and sustainability pilot site

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