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Resolutions for 2015

Posted on January 14, 2015

Facilities Services, Business and Purchasing:  RESOLUTIONS for 2015

 Read on for resolutions that might help you improve your ISD’s facilities, business and purchasing operations in 2015!

FACILITIES

Get control of your key control

Get a better grasp of true spending for facilities (Conduct trending analysis and operations review)

Make sure all buildings operate correctly (Contract for Retro-commissioning)

Catch up on preventative maintenance (Use co-op JOC and trades contracts)

Plan for staff development (put CMAT on list for custodial managers)

Get more efficient with travel and cut down on windshield time

Solve employee attendance issues (use JOC contractors and co-op trades to fill in)

Get blueprints and drawings in order (use data archiving service)

Equip maintenance staff with hand held devices or smart phones (electronic work orders)

BUSINESS OFFICE

Become acquainted with new tax law dealing with uniform grant guidelines from Office of Management and Budget – new super circular

Stay attuned to upcoming legislative proposals

Find new revenue sources

Build relationships and network to find solutions and be more efficient (learn about and use co-op contracts)

Strive to be innovative, resilient, flexible and resourceful: Help staff release their brilliance

Implement Best Practices (look to ASBO, GFOA, HCDE)

Pay attention to cash flow, enrollment and staffing

Encourage use of advanced analytics dashboard for budget tracking

Improve customer service

PURCHASING

Roll out on-line vendor access center to increase efficiencies for all divisions

Apply for and receive awards: TASBO Award of Merit, NIGP award

Develop contract user’s manual with forms, instructions and requirements

Continue to provide information through monthly purchasing newsletter to all staff

Encourage and support staff in becoming TASBO certified

Create a workflow approval process for P.O. change orders

Improve customer satisfaction – adjust current process to ensure meaningful feedback

Create short, fun videos to train staff on such things as gifts, ethics, procedures, etc.

Use purchasing cooperative contracts whenever possible to save time and money

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