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October 31, 2014

Friday, October 31, 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.
  • Hosted a social gathering for the departure of Jay Phillips which also offered an opportunity for staff to socialize and work together.
  • Continue meetings with Doug Carter & Diana Robertson to ensure the proper implementation of the SLA and the best interests for the university.
  • Discuss outsourcing of Utility Locates for KU construction projects, added meeting with DCM to discuss the options.

Performance Managementimplement cultural change to improve staff engagement

  • Attended the Performance Module Review Administrative & Finance Stakeholder Review session to drive the Talent Development initiative.
  • Attended the Safety Leadership Committee meeting to take part in implementing the campus task force recommendations whenever possible.
  • Had a representative attend the Tobacco Free Stakeholders meeting so that FS is a part of these discussions as well as the Diversity Leadership Council meetings.
  • Attended a meeting for a possible new attorney for the university.

Zone Maintenancedevelop system to reduce supervisory staff and improve efficiency

  • Regular meeting with zone managers to ensure open lines of communication and efficiencies are being utilized.
  • Survey of Facility Workers for Jay Lee, still working on a time frame for this project for the Business School of Research.

Energy Reduction and Sustainabilityexecute plan with incentives for participation

  • Follow up and discussed the Behavioral Energy Position Description & Salary situation.
  • Discussed the trash and landfill savings with Eric Nelson of Sustainability to ensure the best economical state for the university’s dollar.

Asset Inventory

  • Continue to work with Grainger to standardize the content of custodial dens and monitor the progress of the Grainger presence at the store room.
  • Worked with the Procurement Manager to discuss the contract renewals and savings with Associated Air Products in regards to Malott.
  • Attended a meeting to discuss increasing the opportunities for Automated Logic.
  • Continue to inventory large items such as Genie Lifts in addition to other large items.

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