The Administrative Affairs Division continues to implement budget reduction strategies to manage its 2010/11 budget reduction of $3.3 million. Over the next several months you may notice the relocation of the Environmental Health & Safety Office to the CLA Building in Human Resource Services. With the loss of several staff positions in EH&S due to retirements and resignations, this move is an attempt to maintain services by reassigning responsibilities to current employees. Dave Patterson, Director of EH&S, will be located in the Organizational Development and Training Office and will be partnering directly with ODT in providing mandatory safety training and, at the same time, receive some much needed administrative support from the ODT office. Effective July 1, 2010, Dave will be reporting directly to Ms. Sharon Reiter, Associate Vice President for Human Resource Services. We anticipate that this relocation and consolidation of available resources will give Dave the support he needs to continue to meet his number one priority–providing an environmentally safe place to work, study and/or visit. Expect to hear from Dave once he is settled in and stop by and see him in the CLA Building.
The other relocation we are planning is the physical move of staff in the Facilities Management Customer Service Center. The Facilities Management Customer Service Center will be relocating to the CLA Building and will be joining forces with the Human Resource Services Customer Service Center. Both of these areas were facing the possibility of closing and/or reducing service hours due to budget reductions and a reduction of staffing levels. Management began exploring the possibility of consolidating services in one location with the decision that the CLA Building would be the more central location to handle “walk-in” traffic. The campus will continue to call Facilities Management Customer Services on extension 3030. Once staff has relocated and cross-training has been completed, it should be business as usual for both of these units. One benefit you can expect from the consolidation of these areas is one central location for the issuing and return of keys.
We ask the campus’ support as we work out the logistics of these moves.