Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

Can I have more information about the Custodian classes held at Flournoy Elementary School on October 27th?

The custodial class starting October 27 at Flournoy is full.

For enrollment information for the next two-week course, scheduled to start December 1, 2014, contact:

Edward Sanchez at edward.sanchez@lausd.net

 In the email, use the subject line “Custodial Training.”

This custodial fundamental course trains prospective Building and Grounds Workers in the skills and knowledge needed to become a Building and Grounds Worker for LAUSD. It is a two-week course, 8 hours per day, providing 80 hours of training. After completing the course, students will receive a certificate of completion of the 80 hour training course. 

RF

M&O Comes Through Again

I want to thank everyone that helped maintain our a/c systems during this hot season. I am always impressed and proud of our ability to respond to emergencies and service the a/c needs for 32,000 classrooms. I don’t hesitate to share the good work we do with District leadership, Board members, BOC members and anyone else that I meet with. And they see it too.

I know we have a great organization with employees that work hard to keep the doors to our schools open every day. And I salute each and every one of you. Thanks again to everyone.

RF

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

good morning mr R F I WORKED IN A very busy H S and already start with the BIC and the principal want that custodial staff deliver and pick up the lunch containers to the classrooms do we have to do it and continuous doing the same amount of work we were doing before because the principal said the students(most of them bigger than me)can get hurt thanks

If you’re having concerns with BIC please contact your OPM. You can also contact Doug A. in my office. 

RF

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

Good evening RF, I was hoping you can shed some light in regards to the Maintenance Worker Supervisor positions. Are there any plans to bring this position back? I believe that at the pay rate (below journeyman wages) it is a great value and incredibly useful. Especially now that there are more maintenance workers being hired. With this low cost position you free up CPM's, Carpentry Supervisors and Carpentry Seniors to focus their efforts in to their already overloaded schedules. Thank you.

The restoration of this position is not being considered at this time. Our focus right now is on restoring as many field positions as we can and keeping supervision and management ranks as lean as possible.

RF

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

Good Morning Mr. RF Can you help me to understand if Pool Custodians should be using the B. and G. Uniform, and also why some Plant Managers give Priority on O.T. to pool custodians instead of regular B. and G. workers, and doing regular cleaning work, Nothing related to pool work. Thanks

The pool custodian is to wear the BGW T-shirt, or hooded sweatshirt.

Overtime should be offered equally to custodial staff at a school site. However, if the pool is being used after hours, the pool custodian has to be available to check chemical balance in the pool at regular intervals. In these cases, the pool custodian would work the overtime, and would also be given other cleaning assignments to make efficient use of the overtime hours available.

RF

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

If my school address (Amanecer P.C.)is incorrect on the online service request website how can we have it changed? mo. laschools. org/applications/mo/work order-request/ awms- qa. lausd. net/mw kiosk/

Danny L. will get this addressed.

RF

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

Hello Mr. Finstad. How long will the HVAC fitters continue to work in assist the central areas? Especially now that the valley trouble calls have gone through the roof.

Probably another 2 weeks. It will depend on the progress we make on the outstanding service calls.

RF

More than 100,000 LA school repairs backlogged; fire safety at risk in some schools

Our service call backlog was profiled in a report on the public radio station KPCC (89.3 FM). In case you’ve not seen it you can read and listen to it here.

Note the headline mentions an incorrect number. Our backlog is around 50,000. Also, the reporter is attempting to sensationalize repairs needed on our life safety systems. Although we do have a backlog of calls, the systems are all operational. Any repairs needed to remain operational are treated as emergencies and will be responded to immediately.

10/1/14 Update: KPCC printed a correction to their original report that more accurately covers our service call details. You can see the update here

RF

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

The A/C in my classroom has been out since 9/8 and I know my school has reported it because we have quite a few A/Cs out, the classroom next to me lost their A/C today. How are you prioritizing repairs in the district. my school is in Sun Valley and the classroom temp with a portable fan blowing was nearly 95 degrees today at 1:30 p.m?

Service calls are categorized into one of three categories:

 Emergency- A condition that poses and immediate danger to the health or safety of staff or students. Example is: a gas leak, flood, sewer line backing into buildings, non-functioning AC or Heating affecting the entire campus.

Urgent- A condition that poses a less immediate danger to the health or safety of staff or students. Example is: Non-Functioning AC or Heating in a classroom or portion of the facility.

Routine- A condition that poses no immediate danger to the health or safety of staff or students. Example is: peeling paint, stained ceiling tile, cracks in the asphalt, tree trimming, etc.

From this prioritization, we respond to classroom spaces before admin spaces, and then oldest to newest. 

Due to the recent record breaking heat wave, M&O received a large number of a/c related calls, with almost 3000 calls currently outstanding.  M&O staff is working overtime, 7 days a week to get caught up. 

RF

Apprenticeship Program and Unit E Negotiations

Unit E has introduced the creation of the Apprenticeship Program into our negotiations. The Labor Relations Team has visited several of the Building Trades training facilities. Here’s a short video of our visit to the IBEW facility in Commerce. You can see the video by clicking here.

Note: It will be announced on this blog once the Apprenticeship program is established and when applications will be accepted.

RF

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

Good Morning RF……Would you happen to know why we can no longer view our area based w/o's from the maintenance worker kiosk?

Area Based WO’s are displayed when the “Show Area Based Work Orders” check box is checked.  For schools that have a Site Assigned Maintenance Worker (SAMW), this check box is defaulted “unchecked” so that the list will only show calls assigned to the SAMW; however, you do have the ability to check this box at anytime.  For schools that do not have a SAMW, this check box is defaulted “checked” (see screen shot below). 

Please see the guides below should you need a refresher on the application. 

Kiosk Application Guide (w/ SAMW)
Kiosk Application Guide (w/o SAMW)
Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

Mr. Finstad, thank you for creating this blog that allows us employees stay in the loop. I bring up the concern that a group of HVAC fitters were sent down from the north region to C1. The C1 area has been averaging 76 degrees while the valley is averaging 90 degrees. What's the explanation for this?

M&O personnel may be temporarily assigned to a different location when we’re faced with urgent and emergency situations. We are in this situation now with air-conditioning service calls due to the hot temperatures. The North Region has adequate Fitter staffing and is managing their service calls well. Some of our other locations need assistance. One fitter has been temporarily re-assigned from the North Region FCA program to C1. Another North Region FCA Fitter has been temporarily re-assigned to C2. In addition, Fitters assigned to the project units have been temporarily re-assigned to do service calls. 

I’m not sure where you are getting the average temps but most of C1 schools are inland and not on the coast.

If you’re interested, I receive a daily report of HVAC service call activity.You may download a copy of today’s report (August 28) here

RF 

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

Are union plumbers being call to work to fill temporary plumber position?

When there are openings for trade positions we will inform the appropriate union in the Building Trades Council so they can help us recruit candidates. It’s possible we have temps from the Union hall but I’m not certain about it.  RF

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

Hello mr. Finstad. I have a question i am currently on probation as an assistant p.m and also inline to be interviewed for p.m. Im worried that if i take the p.m spot and down the road there's cut backs ill get bump back down to b&g.if i become p.m that doesnt add to my assistant señority? Any suggestions

If you are in a permanent assignment as APM, even if you’re probationary, and you get appointed as a permanent PM you will earn seniority in both classifications since PM is a promotion from APM. The Personnel Commission will always make the final determination should bumping occur. Also, I cannot predict the future, but I don’t foresee budget reductions that would cause bumping in the near future. RF

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

Hello RF, I'm all for the surveys as it helps us address some customer service issues. However, isn't it counter productive of us when we have to return in two weeks to install parts, that use to take us one day? The reason it's taking us so long, as you are aware we are no longer able to order extra parts to keep in our trucks. And, since I have to drop off parts at the area for my supervisor to order it's taking about 1-2 weeks time . How are we going to address that issue?

Thank you for the comment. The customer feedback will help us identify where we have service delivery problems. BTW - I have not given a directive that extra parts cannot be carried on trucks. Only that shops cannot become a place to stock material. If you believe the material policy in your M&O area is too restrictive, discuss it with your Supervisor and/or the AFSD. RF

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