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From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of [Somebody]
Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2007 5:17 PM
Cc: [A few more people]
Subject: Custodial Support Changes
Colleagues (at least those of you who live in MC-FOD space),
You may have noticed new trash bins popping up in your neck of the woods. This is a reflection of changes in our level of custodial support, driven by increasing costs. While all the details are not fully sorted out, it seems quite likely that office trash cans will be emptied at a much lower frequency (perhaps never) than has been the case in the past. The plan is that you'll empty your own trash cans into the bins, and a reduced custodial staff will empty the bins into dumpsters. In addition to this change, bathrooms will be serviced less frequently. A number of other changes are also being made to our level of service agreement, but these two will likely be the most visible.
I appreciate that this may be frustrating, especially as we work the bugs out of the new system, but I would request your patience, at least in the short term.
When you empty your trash into the bins, please only used tied bags - i.e., don't dump loose items, or we're likely to exacerbate smell/mess issues. If the bin is full, please find another. We'll work on the frequency of bin emptying and their geographic distribution. We have been assured that when bins are full and we call the local facility coordinator, every effort will be made to promptly empty them.
If you notice acute issues with janitorial service (beyond just 'the trash can is full," but rather conditions that are un-safe or un-sanitary), feel free to contact Martin Aguilera (5-4720, email@example.com), the maintenance services group leader in MC-FOD.
If you have issues with the bins being full, please contact your local facility coordinator (FC). Contact info can be found at
Thanks for your support,