Sunrise at Pulley Tower

June 2016

Certification Awarding

Senior Lean Leader certificates of completion were awarded to the following staff members on May 19th: Susan Bolser (Accounts Payable), Brenda Curry (Staff Development), Kelly Donathan (Advancement Services), Cindy Green (Grants & Contracts), Brian Henebry (IT Services), Melissa Kennel (MUPD), Joyce Looby (Accounts Payable), Mike Savnik (Human Resources), Jeff Shaver (Staff Development), and Ben Spilman (MUPD).

HDRBS Emergency Preparedness

Housing, Dining, Recreation and Business Services (HDRBS) assembled a cross-functional team to assist in the review and assessment of HDRBS’ emergency preparedness plans. This Emergency Preparedness Lean team was led by Stacy George (Residential Services) and included Melissa Allen (HDRBS), Jim Baker (Shriver/ASC), Vicka Bell-Robinson (ORL), Jon Brubacher (Dining Services), Jon Elliott (Rec Sports), Matt Frericks (HDRBS), Paula Green (Conference Services), Jeff Johnson (ESRM), Kim Kinsel (HDRBS), Cindy Lewis (HR), Marijo Nootz (Marcum Hotel & Conference Center), Stephen VanWinkle (MUPD), Jeanne Via (HDRBS), Claire Wagner (University Communications & Marketing) and Katie Wilson (ASC).

During the team’s review of the current state, it became clear that a template was needed to assist each unit in preparing its emergency plan. Experts were consulted from across campus to provide input on safety regulations, communication strategies during an emergency and processes for successfully executing the new plans. The Emergency Preparedness Committee also developed a timeline for the implementation of the new plans and proposed that the plans be reviewed and updated annually. Responsible persons in each area are to be updated each year as part of the annual review. Lastly, the new emergency plans call for annual training, periodic drills and an orientation program for new staff.

These improved emergency procedures will better ensure that essential services can be sustained during times of an emergency. The comprehensive plan will also help to minimize the loss of property and life through better informed and prepared managers and staff.

Certification News

Steve Feck, Anthony Ferraro and Stacy George are our newest Certified Lean Leaders. They recently completed all requirements for the Lean Leader Certification Program. Congratulations Steve, Anthony and Stacy!