DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS: BUILDING SECURITY RELOCATION

2-C
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS:
BUILDING SECURITY RELOCATION
Problem Identification:
Building security guards are administered under the Safety Division of the Bureau of Transportation. This unit is concerned with building-related services which generally falls within the purview of the Bureau of General Services not the Bureau of Transportation.

Recommended Action:
Transfer the City’s building security function from the Bureau of Transportation to the Bureau of General Services.

Classification:
Organizational

Functional/Operational Area:
Building Security

Estimated Annual Impact:
Cannot be Estimated

Estimated Implementation Costs:
None

Barriers to Implementation:
None

Projected Implementation:
90 days

Next Steps:
The administrative staff of the Bureau of General Services should meet with the Supervisor of the Building Security Program to discuss program needs and management. Budget and personnel responsibilities should be shifted to the Bureau of General Services.

Analysis:
DPW’s Bureau of General Services is responsible for the operations and maintenance of City-owned and certain leased buildings. Responsibility for building security, however, is currently vested with the Bureau of Transportation. Shifting responsibility for the management of the City’s building security functions to the Bureau of General Services would consolidate all building services within the most appropriate bureau.

It should be noted that all of DPW’s security-related functions are judged to be attractive candidates for the application of managed competition principles (see Recommendations7-C and 7-D).