Budget Cuts Leave Custodians Looking for Work
Oregon State University students should expect to see increased amounts of trash in classrooms and campus receptacles following the schools decision to reduce the custodial services by $300,000. The university reduced the budget for the cleaning plan in an effort to meet the budgetary gap.
According to reports from The Daily Barometer, students will be asked to make a conscious effort to keep the environment clean and to pick up after themselves. In the meantime, janitors who were employed by the contractor have been asked to take any excess vacation time they had saved up to cut down on costs during the summer months. Many expect to return to the workforce in September when school picks up again.
To further cut back on costs, janitors have switched to programs such as team cleaning and reduced cleaning frequency in certain areas of campus.
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