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New Service Changes for FY14

Due to a budget reduction of 1/2 million in FY14, the Custodial Services Department must reduce service levels.  As in the past, our goal is to maintain a service model that puts our students first.  This ensures that primary student areas such as classrooms, library spaces, and food service areas are affected as little as possible.


With this as a goal, beginning June 24th, 2013 we are making the following changes: 

Building Service Hours & Supervision


Academic & Administrative buildings that have been serviced on evenings will now be serviced on days (Mon – Fri 5am until 1:30pm). 

Here are all of the Academic & Administrative building hours FY14 Academic Building Cleaning Schedule.pdf

The scope of these changes has also required us to reorganize our work groups.  We have taken this opportunity to organize our work groups by geography.  Here is a building listing of our staff assignments by supervisor Building Lists and a visual map of the work group zones Zone Map.

Research Labs

In the fall of 2011 the Custodial Services Department surveyed the UVM lab community to asses safety and customer service needs. Custodial Services used this information to modify the service levels in research labs in a way which will maintain both safety and cleanliness.  In March 2013 Custodial Services began working with the Deans' offices to establish a communication protocol to convey this service change to the research community.

In FY14 research labs moved from daily service to a weekly rotational service. Additionally, Custodial Services will no longer empty uncontaminated waste and recyclable materials from the labs. The research community will be responsible for bringing this waste to central locations in public areas (as office occupants currently do today).


Custodial Services will still provide; paper towels, soap, hand sanitizer, and waste can liners to the research lab community.

Here is the 9/9/13 UVMLABSAFE Communication CSDUVMLABSAFE 9_9_13.pdf

Here is the most up to date research lab cleaning schedule FY14 Lab Cleaning Schedule.pdf .


Here are the cleaning taks that Custodial Services performs in Research Labs CSD Research Lab Cleaning Tasks.


Restrooms

Heavy floor cleaning will be reduced to 4 times per year from 12 times per year.


Hallways

Auto scrubbing of hallway floors will be reduced to 4 times per week from 5 times per week.


Offices (Please Note):

While our office service levels are not changing, the other changes may necessitate a change to the timing of office cleaning.  Custodial Services will notify all office occupant of their office cleaning schedule moving forward by placing a table tent on their desk.

Contact Paul Campo at Paul.Campo@uvm.edu with any questions.

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