Custodial services starts team cleaning program

Contact: Tony Perez

Task definitions and cleaning matrix are available online.

With the change in schedules for Custodial Services technicians over the summer, Willamette also introduced a team cleaning approach and schedule.

The team cleaning approach creates a more consistent level of service and is more efficient during the night shift to clean academic buildings (with a focus on classrooms and restrooms) and the day shift to clean residence halls (with a focus on restrooms and common areas), with floating staff to provide support and complete work requests. This approach is based on best practices at other colleges and universities and other large organizations with similar usage patterns to Willamette.

Facilities is also utilizing more sustainable products and services. A new “all-in-one” cleaner saves resources and allows for a more efficient process in cleaning while disinfecting. Also, new blue recycle bins will be strategically placed around campus as mixed recycling stations on main floors of buildings to serve as a central locations for recycling. These stations will be marked with consistent signage around campus — completed in collaboration with Willamette’s sustainability efforts.

An overview of the team cleaning program and a matrix of cleaning frequency and job responsibilities was presented during the September Employee Forum. This information is available via the links below.

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Bearcat Bulletin

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