I had the opportunity to speak to the Bond Oversight Committee yesterday. The subject of my presentation was budget impacts to M&O and the Facilities Condition Index. The post below is a link to a LA Times article that was published based on the presentation.
You can download a copy of the budget impacts presentation by clicking here
The FCA presentation was the same one that was presented to the Facilities Committee on February 20. You can view that presentation by clicking here
For those that are interested I made a presentation to the Budget, Facilities and Audit Committee Meeting on 2/20/14 about the Facilities Condition Assessment (FCA). There was a lot of media interest at this meeting because the “repairs not iPads” facebook page was in the news and they expected the topic to come up at this meeting. I appreciated the opportunity to brief the Board members and other committee members on this important effort by M&O.
You can view the video stream of the meeting by clicking here
To download a copy of the FCA presentation, please click
I will be making a similar presentation as well as discussing the impacts of budget reductions on M&O at the Bond Oversight Committee meeting Thursday, Feb. 27.
Anonymous asked:I would like to know why Project unit can not keep all the journeymen busy with work . a lot of the guys are on loan to the MO, north and central seem to have a lot of work all the time. it is frustrating not knowing when and where and what times we will be moved around.
Thanks for your comment. I don’t know about your particular circumstance but in general we will address site needs first. This may involve temporarily pulling people from bond funded work. It’s an unfortunate reality of our current situation being short handed. I understand the inconvenience but it’s better than not being employed. RF
Anonymous asked:Good Morning, Why when the Plant Manager go to P.M. meetings they only share information they think belong to B. & G.'s and we need to sign the agenda as if we receive the whole info. that was provided to them on meetings? Also why Plant managers Assistants don't have the invitation to assist to the P.M. meetings? since you know much of the updated information from P.M. meetings is been asked on the Plant Managers Interview examination.... we need to be updated as much as possible. Thanks
Thanks for your comment. By posting your message I’m encouraging all Plant Managers to share the full agenda of your monthly meeting with your staff. Please use this opportunity to help inform your staff and also help them become potential Plant Managers and Assistant Plant Managers. RF
Anonymous asked:boss where you at????
I apologize for not responding to recent questions and comments. I’ve been quite busy addressing issues with the Board and the press regarding: impacts of budget reductions, why we don’t have enough custodians, why we have 50,000 open service calls, repairs not ipads facebook site, seismic safety and the FCA projection that we will need at least $12.9 billion over the next 15 years to address life cycle replacement of building components.
As soon as I get a chance I will start responding to the questions and comments that have been submitted. Thanks for your patience. RF
Anonymous asked:Monthly faucet flushing is certified on the 15th of each month by the Principal do we still need to fax a copy in to M and O Im a new Plant Manager
The answer is no. The administrator certifies on-line by the 15th of each month. A copy of the certification is kept in the main office log book so when OEHS staff conduct a routine Safe School inspection the Safety Officer can verify the flushing. RF
Anonymous asked:Is it true that Maintenance Workers are to be trained in lead and asbestos awareness prior to tools being issued to them?
This is not true. Tools should be issued within your first week of employment. Lead and Asbestos awareness training is scheduled on an ongoing basis and you will be enrolled in the next available training for your location. RF
Anonymous asked:Hello RF, just received Arc training and I wanted to know will we be receiving FR rated clothing ? There is no LAUSD uniform when it comes to Electricians or HVAC fitters.
The District has made available flame resistant personal protective equipment for use with tasks categorized as HRC (Hazard Risk Category) level 1 & 2. This includes the appropriate arc rated coverall, arc flash hood, hard hat, face shield, hearing protection, and insulating gloves with leather protectors. If you have not received this equipment notify your Supervisor and/or Area Director. The employee is responsible for providing and wearing clothing that is acceptable for the duties assigned, which includes non-melting natural fiber pants and non-melting natural fiber long sleeve shirt. RF
Anonymous asked:hi how many more plumber are you bringing back & how soon ?
At this moment only vacancies through attrition are being filled. See below post for additional information on this subject. RF
Anonymous asked:why are plumber in some area working unlimited overtime in some area &there are still plumber to be rehired ? it dose not make sence
When there’s additional ongoing funding available, additional staff including Plumbers will be hired. RF
Anonymous asked:when are we going to get the pay increase for plant managers from rumors that I've been hearing about
I don’t have any information on this subject. RF
Anonymous asked:Do you know if any b&g workers will be hired in the near future? The window washers in C3 are still subbing as if they are part of the sub crew. They are only supposed to be used in emergency situations according to Local 99. Still no changes and their service calls aren't being taken care of.
Yes. An exam will be held soon. RF
Anonymous asked:how much does a sfa makes hourly
You can look up classified salaries on the District’s website lausd.net. RF
Why is a Sr. HR Rep. being placed in a leave to hire position when she clearly does not qualify?
The Personnel Commission determines whether a candidate qualifies or not. When filling a provisional position the best candidate will be selected. I understand you do not agree in this case. There’s been times others have gotten appointments for a position I was competing for and I felt the same as you. I know the perception is the person in a provisional position has a clear advantage to fill it permanently. I know from personal experience that it does not guarantee they will be successful in the exam process.
Note: I edited the original post to remove comments that should not be included in a public discussion on this subject. RF