UK Custodial Services To Be Curtailed

Nov 16, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Custodial services at the University of Kentucky will soon be cut back as part of a series of cost-saving measures implemented by the school’s Facilities Management team.

UK’s Vice President for Facilities Management Bob Wiseman says, in order to absorb its two-year $3.5 million dollar budget cut, the team has had to make some tough decisions. The changes include reducing office trash pickup from twice a week to once a week, limiting full vacuuming wall-to-wall to every other week, and cutting back on mopping and spot cleaning.

Facilities Management has created one new position though: a quality assurance inspector, who will focus on making sure the university successfully adopts its new cleaning rules. Overall, UK says the cutbacks will save close to $650-thousand dollars a year.