Anonymous asked:I been hearing for years that the District might go to Private Cleaning Crew??? Any truth to that??
There is not truth to any rumor that the District will replace it’s employees with a contracted service. There may be situations where a contracted service is used but it would be an augmentation to our existing staff, not a replacement. RF
Anonymous asked:If a b&g request time off for there annual physical, under what should the time be reported under?
Permanent classified employees are allowed one day for their annual physical examination which is to be coded in BTS as MSAP. Verification of such an examination should be submitted to your supervisor upon return. RF
Anonymous asked:Are the field mechanics for small equipment ever going to be reinstated? It saved a lot of time having power equipment repaired out in the field.
I don’t know when these positions might be restored. In order to add positions, our budget must increase. RF
Anonymous asked:Why are journeymen still doing the job of seniors? What was the purpose of closing those positions when you have riffed seniors losing money knowing that you are allowing journeymen to perform those duties? When they should be out working in the field with them and charging the jobs properly? It's amazing how much of this goes on and not much has changed under your watch. Apparently, this is not that important to you. When will this be of importance? Please restore with dignity and pride in M&O.
I will need specifics before I can address your concern. Sending me a general statement like this does not provide enough information for me to take any action. RF
Anonymous asked:good morning rf if we are a pm and sign up for a class thru learning zone and its held at HQ can we use misc time or do we have to use vacation time
It’s up to your supervisor to determine how to report your time. If the class is beneficial to you in your current job, your supervisor may approve your attendance and authorize miscellaneous time. If taking the class doesn’t help you in your current job, but maybe it would help you with a promotional opportunity. Your supervisor may allow you to take time off to attend but require the use of vacation. RF
The superintendent of Schools, Dr. John E. Deasy, has directed that all bells be tolled at schools and facilities in honor of Board Member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2013. You may view a copy of the Superintendent’s memo to all schools here
Anonymous asked:Mr. Finstad I am a new Pm1 and i was wondering why are we being warned for not having our schedules ready in time. An other area is having workshops this winter break so they can help the pms with there schedule. Are all areas different in standards? Why isn't our area working on having workshops? If there is enough time in giving warnings shouldnt they have time to help us, also knowing there are alot of new Pm1's?
OPM’s and CPM’s will provide assistance with creating work schedules upon request. They are also reaching out to the employees they are aware of that need the training and reminding them that new plant managers are required to complete the Supervisor Training courses within 12 months after appointment in the plant manager position. For assistance, please speak with your OPM or CPM.
Anonymous asked:as a bgw I think its kind of sad to see how quick a pm/aos/cpm will write us up because we forget to wipe the dust in the bathroom or over look a half fill soap dispenser or even wipe the mirror with so much work that we have and not enough man power. I do understand that the restrooms are #1 priority with LAUSD and the media but ask yourself what looks worse a restroom that has only one working sink. and or 2 toilets that don't flush, and or urinals that don't work. or a restroom that has dust
My preference is that we have clean and functioning restrooms. I know this is a tall challenge especially at secondary schools and for elementary schools - the restrooms near the playground that are heavily used.
Should our funding level improve and we get more resources, restrooms will be a top priority for receiving the additional support. RF
Anonymous asked:Hello Mr. Finstad I've noticed that you have a phrase that you use quite often, and that phrase is "the smart way to do business" I agree that doing business smart is the best way to do business. Can you please explain to us how having CPM's,OPM's, and AOS's is the smart way to do business? Most of sort of understand the difference between AOS's and CPM's but why the OPM, It sounds extremely redundant to us in the field.
The best way to inform yourself of the differences between these positions is to read the class descriptions. You can view them by going to the Personnel Commission’s website. RF
Flags remain at half staff in honor of Board Member Marguerite LaMotte who passed away last Thursday. They may be at half staff all week. RF
RF I got a write up from my AOS cuz I did not turn in my work schedule. I don’t have time at site. since when do you require us to take work home. I don’t have time at my school site to even take my lunch I eat my lunch while I work. me and my crew do the best to keep are school clean at all time. but with this silly work schedule my school will one be clean 1 ever 2 weeks. my BGWs now try to do ever other day. What is better no schedule or schedule. you need to provide big school 60 rooms big with more BGW time. Not the PC they on have 15 - 10 rooms and get 8 hrs at night.
Work schedules are important because they inform the employee of the areas they are responsible for providing services to on a daily basis. They also inform the school staff of the services that will be provided in their classroom or office, and they provide the plant manager with a guide for evaluating the custodial staff work performance when completing monthly inspection reports and yearly evaluations.
Anonymous asked:When are you going to the table to negotiate the Unit E contract? What is your position on increasing wages over the next three years.
The Office of Staff Relations represents the District in negotiations with the various bargaining units. I believe everyone supports increased pay, but there will be many things that need to be negotiated so it’s hard to say what will end up happening. This doesn’t affect Unit E but as an example, there’s still many employees that used to be 12 month but are now less, such as 11 or 10 month. I believe discussions are occurring on some level now, but I’m not directly involved yet. RF
Anonymous asked:Mr. Finstad, is it possible that we may lose our Employer provided healthcare and have to sign up for the Affordable Care Act(Obamacare). There has been a few news reports stating that this may be in the near future, I've heard numbers up to 100 million people may be affected, Thank You
The Affordable Care Act has a provision called the “employer mandate”. It ensures existing employer sponsored insurance plans will continue. Also, any change to the employee health insurance benefit is subject to collective bargaining. So far, the unions have done a good job of preserving our health care benefits. RF
Anonymous asked:Hey, What are the main tasks B&G workers need to do during winter shutdown??
Priorities to consider are deep cleaning all student restrooms and securing all doors and windows daily. Meet with the school’s principal prior to the winter shutdown to discuss priorities for cleaning. All schools and Early Education Centers will be closed on December 26, 27, and 30, 2013 (shutdown days). Employees must use vacation. Contact your OPM or CPM for assistance. RF