2013-14 Unit Plan
Custodial

Mission Statement

To provide innovative approaches and outstanding customer service while delivering a clean, sanitary and safe environment in a cost efficient manner.  To prepare and maintain campus facilities for athletic and approved special events. 

Program Description

The Custodial Department is currently cleaning 580,684 square feet of space with a staff of 22 custodians and 1 support technician.  This group also provides event support as needed. Additional duties include furniture moving, recycling, waste management and archives support. 

Future Development Strategy

Strategy 1

Provide training to promote safety and efficiency of the work force.

Initiatives
  • Valuing a culture of learning
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture

  • Supporting Rationale
    Training of personnel allows the employees to be more efficient and safe in their daily activities and enables them to serve the campus community to higher level.

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Resolving health, life, and safety issues
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Strategy 2

    Continue to implement and expand green cleaning practices.

    Initiatives
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture
  • Modelling sustainability

  • Supporting Rationale
    Green cleaning practices promote campus health and sustainability because substances used are sustainable, non-toxic and non-butyl with low VOCs.

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Resolving health, life, and safety issues
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Strategy 3

    Employ and train students and provide interships whenever possible.

    Initiatives
  • Inspiring passion through collaboration
  • Focusing on student success
  • Valuing a culture of learning
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture

  • Supporting Rationale
    Much research has shown that students who are employed on campus have a much higher rate of success in their academic careers.

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Increasing student success
  • Establishing new initiatives that support the Strategic Direction
  • Strategy 4

    Analyze workloads and reorganize work assignments to optimize employee efficiency.

    Initiatives
  • Inspiring passion through collaboration
  • Focusing on student success
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture

  • Supporting Rationale
    As conditions change, work assignments may become unbalanced.  Analysis and reorganization will optimize employee effectiveness.

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Maintaining the appropriate program and service mix between the main campus and outlying centers
  • Strategy 5

    Use standardized inspections to measure cleaning service levels.  Benchmark against state and national sister institutions to provide focus for improvement.

    Initiatives
  • Valuing a culture of learning
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture

  • Supporting Rationale
    Accurate measurement is required to effectively manage custodial operations.

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Resolving health, life, and safety issues
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Increasing student success
  • Maintaining the appropriate program and service mix between the main campus and outlying centers
  • Strategy 6

    Pilot the use of electric hand dryers in lieu of paper towels in restrooms.

    Initiatives
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture
  • Modelling sustainability

  • Supporting Rationale
    Electrical hand dryers are more cost effective than purchasing and disposing of the paper towels.  If the pilot succeeds, electric hand dryers may provide enhanced services to the campus community at a lower cost.

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Resolving health, life, and safety issues
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Establishing new initiatives that support the Strategic Direction
  • Strategy 7

    As the remaining portion of the Skyway Center becomes occupied, increase staff to address the additional square footage of cleanable space.

    Initiatives
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture

  • Supporting Rationale
    The additional 6,150 square feet of cleanable area will require additoinal custodial effort.

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Resolving health, life, and safety issues
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Strategy 8

    Dispose of excess personal property.

    Initiatives
  • Inspiring passion through collaboration
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture

  • Supporting Rationale
    Current overload of excess and surplus materials inhibits efficient operations.

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Resolving health, life, and safety issues
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Strategy 9

    Install carpet in lieu of hard floors in classrooms and corridors.

    Initiatives
  • Focusing on student success
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture
  • Modelling sustainability

  • Supporting Rationale
    Custodial operations are more efficient in carpeted areas than hard floors.

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Resolving health, life, and safety issues
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Increasing student success
  • Strategy 10

    Establish a systematic program to replace and upgrade the custodial equipment.

    Initiatives
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture
  • Modelling sustainability

  • Supporting Rationale
    Equipment has a finite life and requires replacement on a regular basis.

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Resolving health, life, and safety issues
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Increasing student success
  • Strategy 11

    Establish vehicle replacement program.

    Initiatives
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture

  • Supporting Rationale
    Current fleet of five vehicles were purchase in the mid-80s and have exceed their life expectancy.  Replacement value of vehicle fleet is $70K with the average expected life of 10 years.

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Strategy 12

    Support the Custodial mission by providing appropriate supplies and services to the campus.

    Initiatives
  • Focusing on student success
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture

  • Supporting Rationale
    The Custodial Department is required to supply all paper products for the main campus and Chico campuses.  Custodial is also responsible for all waste disposal and hazardous waste disposal for the main campus and Chico campuses.   Their budget has been augmented with one-time dollars to support the increased cost in these areas.

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Resolving health, life, and safety issues
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Required Resources

    Strategy #1:  Adequate training materials are provided by vendors and Keenan and Associates.

    Strategy #2:  Supervisor time to search for and evaluate various products.

    Strategy #3:  Target is two students for recycling program and two students for custodial support.  Cost to employ four students all year is $43,520.

    Strategy #4: Supervisor time to analyze.

    Strategy #5:  Supervisor time to inspect and evaluate.

    Strategy #6:  Pilot was supported by vendor. Cost will be absorbed through the savings from not purchasing paper.

    Strategy #7:  Additional 0.5 FTE custodian. Cost is $26,880.00.

    Strategy #8:  Supervisor and staff time sort and dispose of excess materials.

    Strategy #9:  Allied Health Public Service Building will benefit the most from this strategy.  Cost is $74,337.00. (All Cooridors $54,168, RM113 $4,724, RM115 $8,527, RM239 $6,918.09)

    Strategy #10: Replacement of custodial equipment.  Total replacement cost is $275K or $27,500 over a ten year period.

    Strategy #11:  Cost is $70K. The replacement plan would cost $7K over a 10 year period.

    Strategy #12:  Total cost is $20.5K.  Custodial paper supplies is $6K, Skyway Center waste disposal cost is $2.5K, and Hazmat disposal campus wide is $12K.

    Current Revenue Stream

    Strategies 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 8 are covered by current budget. 

    Strategies 3, 9 and 11 have no current revenue streams.

    Strategy #7 should receive $1,476 from the ROP lease proceeds.

    Stretegy 10: $7,000.00

    Strategy #12:  The $20.5K was funded with one-time dollars in the 12/13 fiscal year.

    Augmentation Requests

    Original Priority Funded Program, Unit, Area Resource Type Description Account Number Object Code One-Time Augment Ongoing Augment Supporting Rationale
    1 Yes Custodial Services Operating Expenses Hazardous Waste Disposal 110002101653000 55560 $0.00 $12,000.00 Custodial is responsible for the safe and appropriate disposal of the District's hazardous waste for the main campus and Chico campuses. Their budget has been augmented with one-time dollars to support the increased cost in these areas.
    2 Yes Custodial Services Operating Expenses Skyway Center Waste Disposal 110002103653000 55560 $0.00 $2,500.00 Custodial is responsible for all waste disposal for the main campus and Chico campuses. This augmentation is to support Skyway Center coming on-line. Their budget has been augmented with one-time dollars to support the increased cost in these areas.
    3 Yes Custodial Services Operating Expenses Custodial Paper Supply 110002101653000 54500 $0.00 $6,000.00 The Custodial Department is require is to supply all paper products for the main campus and Chico campuses. Their budget has been augmented with one-time dollars to support the increased cost in these areas.
    4 Yes Custodial Services Facilities Install Carpet in AHPS 110002101653000 56200 $74,337.00 $0.00 Custodial operations are more efficient in carpeted areas than hard floors. Allied Health Public Service Building will benefit the most from this strategy. All Cooridors $54,168, RM 113 $4,724, RM 115 $8,527, RM 239 $6,918.09
    5 Yes Custodial Services Equipment Replacement of Custodial Vehicles 110002101653000 56610 $0.00 $7,000.00 Current fleet of five vehicles were purchase in the mid-80s and have exceed their life expectancy. Replacement value of vehicle fleet is $70K with the average expected life of 10 years.
    6 Yes Custodial Services Personnel Student Assistants for Recycling 110002101653000 52368 $0.00 $21,760.00 Much research has shown that students who are employed on campus have a much higher rate of success in their academic careers. Target is two students for recycling program and Cost to employ two students all year is $21,760.00.
    7 Yes Custodial Services Equipment Replacement of Custodial Equipment 110002101653000 56410 $0.00 $27,500.00 Equipment has a finite life and requires replacement on a regular basis.
    8 Yes Custodial Services Personnel Additional 0.5 FTE custodian 110002101653000 52130 $0.00 $26,880.00 The additional 6,150 square feet of cleanable area will require additoinal custodial effort.
    Total(s) $74,337.00 $103,640.00