Maintenance--Custodial Staffing

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36th Annual Maintenance and Operations Cost Study: Colleges Presents the results of a 2006 study of two- and four-year colleges, revealing that maintenance and operations expenditures averaged 16.4 percent of total expenditures, which is up from 11 percent in... 03/31/2007
36th Annual Maintenance and Operations Cost Study: Schools. Presents the results of a 2006 study of public school districts, revealing that maintenance and operations expenditures averaged 9.19 per cent of total expenditures, compared to the previous year... 03/31/2007
37th Annual Maintenance and Operations Cost Study: Colleges. Presents the results of a 2007 study of two- and four-year colleges, revealing that maintenance and operations expenditures averaged 11 percent of total expenditures, which is down from 16.4 percent... 03/31/2008
37th Annual Maintenance and Operations Cost Study: Schools. Presents the results of a 2007 study of public school districts, revealing that maintenance and operations expenditures averaged 8.35 percent of total expenditures, which is lower than the previous... 03/31/2008
38th Annual Maintenance and Operations Cost Study: Colleges. Presents the results of a 2008 study of two- and four-year colleges, revealing that maintenance and operations expenditures averaged 10 percent of total expenditures, which is down from 11 percent in... 03/31/2009
38th Annual Maintenance and Operations Cost Study: Schools. Presents the results of a 2008 study of public school districts, revealing that maintenance and operations expenditures averaged 9.57 percent of total expenditures, which is higher than the previous... 03/31/2009
Absence of Resources. American School and University 32nd Annual School M & O Cost Study. An annual survey of school maintenance and operations funding concludes, among other detailed findings, that budgets continue to shrink in the face of a weak economy--the sixth year of dropping... 03/31/2003
All for One. Discusses the idea of team cleaning educational facilities as a new concept in maintaining floors and carpets, as well as maintaining the entire building. This team effort can streamline and improve... 03/31/1996
APPA Custodial Operation Self-Analysis Program. This survey and self-analysis tool was designed to identify most of the variables that impact institutional custodial operations, as well as to establish some reliable standardized benchmarks for the... 12/31/1997
Applying APPA Guidelines for Custodial Staffing. Describes the result of a cleanliness audit at Slippery Rock University, revealing the average level of cleanliness, a needed redistribution of duties among the custodial staff, and a shortage of... 10/31/2009
Are Your Custodians Exposed to Excessive Lead Levels? Data from a 1994 University of Maryland study suggest that typical janitorial tasks (sweeping, vacuuming, emptying trash receptacles, cleaning fixtures, and other related housekeeping activities)... 06/30/1997
Beating the Odds. With 360 facilities and twelve new schools and 12,000 new students every year, the Las Vegas Schools' maintenance department is meeting it's growing challenges by assessing priorities,... 11/30/2005
Becoming Part of the Team. Reviews the process and multiple advantages of team cleaning for higher education facilities, illustrate with the example of the University of Washington. Four individuals are typically part of a... 09/30/2007
Best Practices for Public Schools. Provides information and practices employed by Ohio school districts in achieving successful employee safety and health, as well as workers' compensation management. The document covers... 12/31/2000
Best Practices Maintenance Plan for School Buildings. [Idaho] Advises schools on preventive maintenance program, detailing elements of building component inventory and condition assessment, ranking maintenance projects and evaluating their costs, planning for... 08/31/2006
Building a Staffing Plan. Physical plant managers need a staffing plan for their departments. Although some have made attempts through internal staffing guidelines and fairly sophisticated computer software, these devices... 01/31/1998
Campus Profile: University of British Columbia. Profiles this institution's facilities maintenance program, detailing a major restructuring that began in 1999. This included updating equipment, cleaning procedures, and staff training. Awards... 12/31/2005
Cash-Strapped Schools Cutting Custodial Workers. Cash-strapped school districts are turning to some of their lowest-paid employees to bear the weight of budget cuts. Systems from New Jersey, Indiana and Michigan are joining Nashville schools in... 04/04/2010
Characteristics of Schools, Districts, Teachers, Principals, and School Libraries in the United States 2003-04: Schools and Staffing Survey This compendium of school staffing statistics includes tables detailing how schools organize grades and student groups; percentages of schools using block and year-round scheduling; numbers of... 12/31/2005
Clean Sweep. How well is your campus maintained, and what is housekeeping really costing? Maybe it's time to clean up custodial service operations. This discusses whether or not to outsource and the... 06/30/2003
Clean Up Your School Custodial Program. Administrators can improve their school's custodial program by following steps that increase productivity, reduce costs, and provide long-term benefits of higher cleanliness standards.... 12/31/1985
Cleaning & Maintenance Management Online This is the on-line home of Cleaning & Maintenance Management magazine. Web site features articles, buyers guide, key topics, new products, and a calendar.
Cleaning Up. Offers strategies to make school cleaning operations run more smoothly. Discusses how to estimate the amount of space that needs cleaning and how long it should take, the benefits of team cleaning... 03/31/2002
CleanOpsStaff Software. This software package covers the five APPA Appearance Levels, 33 standard room categories, and custodial data in cleanable square feet (CSF). CleanOpsStaff performs custodial staffing calculations,... 12/31/2007
Comparison of Two Methods of Cleaning School Classrooms The author describes a study to compare custodial staff cleaning with contracted custodial services in colleges and universities. The study concludes that both techniques can be successful... 02/28/1985

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