• Home
  • October 15, 2012

October 15, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

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

  • Completed the closeout of aging estimates and work orders that were opened prior to the merger of FS and DSH

Performance Management: implement cultural change to improve staff engagement

  • Trained staff on the Maximo estimate module and revised the estimate process
  • Continued working with Maximo users to identify and correct bugs in Maximo 7.5
  • Continued meeting one-on-one as needed with managers and supervisors to address Maximo issues
  • Met with DCM to discuss division of workload between FS and DCM and the routing of work orders that involve contracted services
  • Held meeting with the new Director of Business Operations to discuss issues and address staffing of the zones and central shops and the allocation of resources to meet workload requirements
  • Revised FS org chart and drafted future state of business services once the Director of Business Operations is moved out of the FS organization
  • Migrated EZMax mobile application to the 7.5 development environment

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

  • Held additional meetings with the zone managers and central shop supervisors to address operational challenges and resolve issues with workflow and processes in Maximo
  • Compiled list of building contacts currently in use by FS and zone managers; list will be used as a starting point for developing a formalized building coordinator program
  • Rolled out EZMax to Zone 1 maintenance staff and began pilot test phase of mobile devices

Energy Reduction and Sustainability: execute plan with incentives for participation

  • Fraser Hall energy conservation team performed facilities audit of Fraser Hall to create a baseline for measuring progress of the energy conservation pilot

Changing for Excellence Feedback
KU Today
Changing for Excellence News


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.

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times