The Bureau of General Services ‘ Building Maintenance Division currently operates Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. However, much of the work must be performed in the evening hours in order to minimize disruptions of day-to-day business. Overtime costs are incurred for this work.
Institute a second shift to perform building maintenance functions that cannot be performed during the City’s normal business hours.
Cost Savings, Service Improvement
Building Maintenance Division, Labor Commissioner, and local unions
Estimated Annual Impact:
While the immediate financial impact cannot be estimated, the implementation of a second shift would lead to reductions in overtime expenses and less service-related disruptions during the work day.
Estimated Implementation Costs:
Barriers to Implementation:
Work schedules are governed by the City’s collective bargaining agreements.
Cannot be Determined
Open discussions with the Labor Commissioner and local unions to propose a second shift and perhaps weekend work.
In the absence of a second shift, critical renovations and various repairs cannot be performed during the day without disrupting other City workforces.
A committee consisting of union members and DPW management was established to examine this issue.