Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Employee Recognition Program

Caught in the Act is an inner/intra departmental employee recognition program that acknowledges employees extra ordinary contributions to the department's overall objectives and core values.

Core Values
Customer Service

Customer Service
We are the provider of choice by providing quality, safe, cost effective and timely services.

Congratulations to those who have been Caught in the Act:
Cynthia Garcia Customer Service
Dale Hoskins Excellence
George Greenwood Teamwork, Excellence
Joeleen Thompson Teamwork, Excellence
Karl Weeks Customer Service, Teamwork
Kellie Whitten Customer Service, Teamwork
Lewis Palmer Customer Service, Teamwork, Innovation, Safety, Excellence
Mark Tennant Safety
Matt Sanders Customer Service, Teamwork, Excellence
Reggie Williams Excellence
Rob Robinson Customer Service, Excellence
Robert Wiscomb Customer Service, Teamwork, Excellence
Soe Soe Aung Customer Service, Teamwork, Excellence
Stacy Hendricksen Customer Service, Teamwork, Innovation, Safety, Excellence
Stephen Pratt Customer Service, Excellence
Susana Sanchez Customer Service, Teamwork, Excellence
Troy Danvers Customer Service, Innovation, Excellence

Great work everyone
We hope to see many more in the future.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Winter Weather Safety

In light of the winter weather today we'd like to remind you to be aware of snowy walking and driving conditions on campus.

When walking around campus during the winter:
  • Wear the right footwear, rubber and neoprene composite sole shoes.
  • Walk slowly, shuffle your feet while walking, and take small steps to keep your center of balance under you. Bend slightly at the knees.
  • Wipe your feet before entering a building and use handrails whenever possible.
  • Test potential slick areas by tapping your foot on them.

When driving on campus during the winter:
  • Make sure your tires are in good condition.
  • Don't forget to put a shovel and a 50-pound bag of salt in the trunk of your vehicle; you never know when you may need it (even if it's to help a fellow-driver).
  • Landscape Maintenance and Transportation cannot assist in removing cars that get stuck in the snow. You will need to call a tow truck.
  • If driving conditions are bad, take public transportation to campus.

If you have any snow removal concerns, please call Facility Operations Dispatch Office at (801) 581-7221.  Enviromental Health and Safety has more information on Winter Walking Safety on their website.  Remember winter is coming so be safe. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

2012 AssetWorld Achievement Award

Cynthia Garcia, Rich Miller, and Steve Hoskins had the privilege of accepting the 2012 AssetWorld Achievement Award.  This award was one of only two Achievement Awards given at AssetWorld 2012 Annual Facilities Users Conference. The University of Utah received this award for our integration of AiM with Kronos. 

Currently we are the only university that has integrated AiM with their time reporting system and eliminated the need for double time entry.  Data Systems worked with ACS and AssetWorks to develop a web application that imports the data from the AiM database into Kronos.  This integration allows for daily imports and confirmation of supervisor approval.  By developing the Kronos integration they  were able to save one FTE in payroll entry.  They also reduced the number of dependent applications that we ran in payroll and eliminated the IT costs associated with application support.  They  also estimate that they've saved 15 trees in reduced paper costs J The work metrics are much better as we are able to match our time exactly with the work done.  Our employees know exactly what they'll be paid for and the systems always balance. 

We are very proud of Data Systems for all the hard work it has taken to reach this achievement. 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Welcome to Facility Operations

Bob Stilson is pleased to announce that Alan Burdick has accepted the position of Construction Manager for the Work Planning group.  Alan has many years of hands on construction experience as well as managing ground up commercial projects.  Alan is excited to be here and will be a great resource and asset to our department.  Please welcome Alan and give him your support as he becomes part of Facility Operations. 

Dale Hoskins would like to welcome Brett Nuccitelli to the Metal Shop.  He is our new Sheet Metal Worker and we are happy to have him join us.

Budget & Programs welcomes Tamara Sindelman the new Office Assistant.  She will be supporting Landscape Maintenance and Transportation.  She is brand new to Utah after having grown up in the northwest (Oregon and Washington) where she worked in health sciences at the University of Washington.  Most recently, she was a high school English teacher and is planning to return to school (hopefully at the U) so she can eventtually teach at the college level.  So far, she loves the mountains and blue sky but misses the ocean.

Landscape Maintenance would like to welcome Christy Cruz, she is a Landscape Gardener.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Slips, Trips and Falls

The Facility Operations Safety Committee announces the

Slips, Trips, and Falls Safety Training

Thursday, October 11, 2012
OSH Auditorium, Bldg 054


Two 1-hour sessions will be available.  Please split you shop up to attend class as convenient.

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Doughnuts and coffee will be served at the end of each training.