by Biancia Francis
The facilities department at Montclair is devising a new cleaning strategy. The changes to the current cleaning arrangements are expected to begin during the spring break and will be effect when the students return.
“Changes often incur cost, what will it cost us as students,” sophomore Enoch Nimene said.
Vice President of University Facilities, Greg Bressler said that no additional costs come with the new plan. It is a rearranging of staff shifts and supervisors.
The current staff for the Facilities Department provides cleaning for all of the buildings at the university.
“We think this [rearrangement] will make the cleaning better. We are trying to manage it to a number of four supervisors,” Bressler said.
The employees’ shifts are to change from three to two shifts a day. Cleaning for academic buildings are expected to begin at 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. for residence halls.
Cleaning at the university is currently done over three shifts a day for a seven day period with separate staffs for the each shift.
With the change, the first shift for the employees will begin at 4 a.m. with a second shift at 1 p.m. in the afternoon.
“This allows us better supervision. We think this will be an improvement to the level of service provided to the constituency,” Bressler said.
The new change has stirred thoughts amongst the student body. “I think an upgrade to the cleaning service is very vital to the environment; it is great health wise,” senior Lacy-Ann Dean said.
Changes will go into effect during the week of spring break for students. A letter is to be circulated by the facilities department to the students about this change Bressler said in the upcoming week.