Anonymous asked:Hey Roger, As you said in a previous answer "the sky is not falling". Can you some way get that message out to the rank and file, because the rumors and talk is we're done. Maybe a meno or video message that can be showen at our safety meeting. Morale is pretty low right now, so some reassurance that the m&o employee and management are all on the same team would be a big boost. Just a thought. Thanks for listening.
Thanks for the message. I know how the rumor mill works around here and that’s part of the reason for this blog which is to set the record straight. Some people like to spread rumors and cause churn. But there’s nothing to worry about because we are far from being done. We are thriving and meeting the biggest challenges I’ve seen in my 35+ years working here. There’s always room to get better and we’re doing that, and we will continue to find ways to improve. Change is always hard, but its necessary. The world around us is not standing still. So tune out the rumors. With an improved economy we’re on a steady course to recovery. RF
Anonymous asked:Hello Roger, One last thing from me about all this material talk. I've been told for years here by supers, directors and the like, Customer service is our number1 goal, cuz if we don't do it someone else will. Our service used to be great, and it can be again! Board tradesmen have a pride in ownership you can't get from contractors. Hindering us too much will make us unsustainable financially. Please don't continue to take away the valuable resources we need to accomplish this. Thx JK
Anonymous asked:Schools complain about our response times to trouble calls. Is it true that we are no longer going to have any inventory at our M&O's? That we are to generate a PO for every call and wait for the purchase and probably go to pick up our own material and equipment? If this is true, how will that make us more efficient?
M&O areas will still have inventory of those items that get used most. Where there will be less inventory is in the shops and that’s because they don’t have control of the material. There’s lots of people saying the sky is falling but we need to do this. I did it at every M&O area I was a Director for and I heard plenty about how it would negatively impact the operation. The fact is we were always able to do it and still meet the needs of schools. RF
Anonymous asked:hi roger can we please get the phone number to Maria in your office. thxs
Here’s the M&O Branch main number: 213-241-0352. Maria, Rob and myself can be reached at this number. RF
Anonymous asked:The plumbers at Monte Vista El. told me that there mold in a closet and no one wants to remove it. They said that the CPM has seen it and that ATU has been told about it. Maybe you can get some one to act on this problem. Thanks
I submitted this comment to Lamonte D @ FETU and here’s his response:
First, I would like to take this opportunity to let those who are not aware, that the Asbestos Technical Unit (ATU), is now the Facilities Environmental Technical Unit (FETU). FETU not only addresses asbestos issues, but also takes care of lead, water intrusion and mold; these services necessitated the name change.
Depending on the nature of the call, FETU will typically respond to the call from 1 to 48 hours to address the problem. The best way to engage FETU for services, is by filling out our “Request for Assistance” form which can be found by clicking here. Filling out the form provides critical information that will help the FETU address the problem quickly.
Anonymous asked:I was told that employees that work for the projects can't do overtime with the m/o? Why?
Whoever told you that is mistaken. When overtime is needed for RRGM funded work the project unit staff can be considered. And the converse is true. If overtime is needed for bond work RRGM funded personnel can be considered. RF
Anonymous asked:Good morning R.F. If we are so far behind on service calls why is it that M&O still has craft people working in pairs even when they come out to take care of one or two calls. Let’s work smarter split them up and cover more ground.
I agree. Sometimes more than one person is needed but too often we are assigning workers in pairs. I’ve given the Directors in the Field offices reports that show when multiple workers are assigned to the same service call. They will be working with the Craft Supervisors to reduce this and improve our efficiency. RF
Anonymous asked:Hello RF, when is LAUSD going to have the scheduling classes and supervisor training for M&O personal ?
The Plant Manager Series is offered at:
Huntington Park- Bell CAS (323) 826-2400 (General Information)
Slawson Occupational Center
5500 Rickenbacker Rd.
Site Phone number: (323) 729-6400
Slawson Occupational Center will be offering both day and night classes in HVAC, Custodial Scheduling, and Supervision. Registration begins July 28, 2014. Classes will begin August 12, 2014.
Anonymous asked:roger im a bgw and my pm summited the overtime for this pay period that ended , why was the overtime not paid. its not fair we worked the time and we have to wait 2 pay periods to get paid and when we do get paid it all comes on one check which means higher taxes.
I don’t know what happened in your case, but if you are having time reporting issues you should contact Maria in my office. Each situation is unique and are best handled off line from this blog. RF
Anonymous asked:It's July a new year will there be more plumber call back for the lay - off list any time soon.
Yes, there will be more Plumbers. We are getting a small increase in RRGM - $1.5 million. It will be used to hire more Plumbers. I don’t think it will be enough to hire any other classifications. RF
Anonymous asked:Is there going to be any custodial increasement because it seems We are always at the bottom of the barrel and forgotten
There will be a small increase in the number of custodians for the new school year - approximately 27.5 positions who will be assigned 4 hr. shifts at 55 schools identified as having the greatest need according to the new Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). RF
Anonymous asked:Is it true that management got a 15 percent raise. They are offering 2 percent to union workers. True or not?
Update: Management will receive the same package that’s being offered to all the bargaining units. 2% lump sum for last year, but “off schedule”, 2 % for the current year, 2 % next year and 2.5% the following year with both years contingent on available funding. Some bargaining units negotiated a different way to allocate raises to their members but the total dollar amount is equivalent to the above for their membership. RF
Anonymous asked:Can B&G ask for the whole summer off and Resume when school starts in August??
A Building & Grounds Worker can request to be off the whole summer but it is up to the Supervisor whether to approve the request or not. RF
Anonymous asked:RF. Could you tell us who will be reporting time for school based custodial staff for the summer. Basically the time the SAA is off.
The time reporters at the Maintenance & Operations Areas have been instructed to assist with the time reporting for sited-based custodial staff during the summer break. Due to the absence of the time reporters at school sites during this period the time reporters in the Maintenance & Operations Area will report time for TM Status 1 employees, provisional employees, employees with a split assignment, employees on leave, employee who work overtime, and employees who take any benefitted time. Please work with your AOS or CPM on the specific instructions and documentation needed to accurately report the time for you and your subordinates. RF
Anonymous asked:Good morning R.F. when we were asked to provide our cell numbers to M&O we were not told that it was so they could call us on the cell phone all the time. My union rep said that M&O should call the school site when they want to speak with us. If that is so can you please make the M&O staff aware of it.
If the calls you’re receiving are work related then its appropriate to call your cell phone and your union rep is mistaken. I have a personal cell phone and I receive work related calls on it all the time. I don’t think my boss would respond well if I told him to not call me on it. RF