Have you registered for (OS1) Users Symposium yet?

Wow! Time flies. The 10th Annual (OS1) Users Symposium is only a month away, and I can hardly believe it. If you still haven’t registered yet…Don’t worry you can do it right here, right now. As a refresher, here are all the quick details:

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Where:

Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah

When:

July 10-12, 2011

What does it cost?

$350.00 per person. This includes all scheduled events and meals, including opening reception, awards banquet and symposium materials. If you are planning on bringing a guest(s) to the Opening Reception and/or the Awards Banquet, please note the additional guest fee(s) as follows :

  • Opening Reception Guest Fee: $40.00 per guest
  • Awards Banquet Guest Fee: $80.00 per guest

Please make all checks payable to the Simon Institute, a non-profit organization.

How do I register?

Easy. Just click the button below:
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How do I book my hotel room(s)?

Simple. You can call the Little America Hotel-Salt Lake City reservations desk at 1-800-437-5288. Be sure to ask about the Simon Institute special rate ($119.00 per night. Please note this rate will expire after 06/09/11).

If you prefer to book your accommodations online, you can do it now by clicking on the button below:
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REMINDER: Outstanding Cleaning Worker of the Year Nominations

For the last couple of years, the (OS1) Users Symposium has been conducting a “Outstanding Cleaning Worker of the Year” recognition ceremony for cleaning workers, who have been nominated by someone within their organization. 2.5 million people earn their living in the U.S. as janitors, custodians and housekeepers. Most toil through their shift, day after day with little recognition for their contribution to the orderly operation of every business.

Once again, the Simon Institute is planning on conducting this ceremony during this year’s (OS1) Awards Banquet, July 11, 2011 at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City.

This a a friendly reminder, to all (OS1) organizations, that we are currently accepting your nominations for Outstanding Cleaning Worker of the Year. For you convenience, we are accepting your nominations online. Just click the button below to nominate a cleaning worker from your organization:

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We encourage all (OS1) organizations that nominate a cleaning worker and bring them along with you to the annual (OS1) Users Symposium. If they are in attendance, they will be presented with their medal of honor at the (OS1) Awards Banquet.

All medals are $50.00 per nominee. Payments should me made to the Simon Institute, a non-profit corporation.

INTRODUCING: The (OS1) Job Board

I am pleased to announce that the (OS1) Job Board is now live and ready to go. (OS1) is expanding and we have heard from many  (OS1) Users who are interested in maintaining a career or job in the (OS1) World. We thought this would be a useful tool for organizations who are currently doing (OS1) to seek out employees who may( or may not) already have a working knowledge of (OS1).

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This job board is for both employers as well as job seekers. The format we have chosen has all the functionality of other Job search websites, but again, this is specific to the (OS1) World. Yay! Employers can post available jobs, browse candidate’s resumes, view and relist jobs once they expire, and so much more. Job seekers can browse for current (OS1) Jobs, build and update their resumes, apply for available (OS1) Jobs and more!

The (OS1) Job Board will be a free service, for now, while we beta test the software. Check out the (OS1) Job Board, set up your own profile and post a new job or just check out it’s functionality. Don’t be afraid to jump in! We really hope that this will be of service to the (OS1) Users and anybody looking to stay working within the (OS1) World .

All constructive feedback is welcome…please respond here or get in touch with me if you have any questions, comments or concerns about this exciting new feature.

 

Job Cards….get your (OS1) Job Cards, here!

Yay! The latest and greatest version of the (OS1) Job Cards are now available for purchase in the ManageMen Online Store.

These brand new job cards have been re-designed to highlight daily cleaning and detail cleaning in core areas. They are simplified to keep more accurate times per day and include an entire work week rather than just one day.

The NEW Job Cards are now available in two different options:

  • (OS1) Job Card – Starter Pack (#200-2003S) which includes a total of 5 job cards, one of each color
  • (OS1) Job Card – Work loading Pack (#200-2003W) which includes 25 of each color (125 cards total).

Visit our online store for more details.

Also, we are currently blowing-out the original version of the (OS1) Job Cards at the bargain price of 50% off, while supplies last. Once they are gone, the old version will be discontinued.

(OS1) Pilot Program at Parc

This video highlights the (OS1) Pilot Program at PARC at Hill Air Force Base in Clearfield, Utah. PARC is a NISH CRP that works with employees with various levels of mental and physical disabilities. Managers and employees at PARC discuss what happened during their (OS1) pilot program in 2006.

Advanced Carpet Care & Intro to Drying Workshop Dates announced.

We are pleased to announce that dates have been established and registration is now open for the (OS1) Advanced Carpet Care & Intro to Drying Workshop. This event will take place June 29-30, 2011 at The Kellogg Convention Center in East Lansing, MI.

For workshop details and registration, please click here.

John Walker on ISSA TV

This year was the first year, in a while, that our team had visited the annual ISSA tradeshow. While we were there, our very own John Walker, was asked by ISSA to talk about workloading and the 540 Cleaning Times book for an ISSA Educatuional Quick Clip video. In his video, John presents five ways to determine effective workloading solutions. To watch that video, please click here.

To order your very own copy of ISSA’s 540 Cleaning Times book, please click here.

Career Paths and Professional Training for Janitor’s?

Check this out. We made a short video about the lack of professionalism and career path’s for cleaning workers in this country.

I think the video speaks for itself.

K-12 Schools Punish Students by Making them Work as Janitors

Written By Jeff Hawkins
(OS1) Trainer, Provo City School District

Often students at school that are in trouble for any number of reasons are brought to me to be “punished” for their bad deeds. Administrators ask if I can put them to work by doing janitorial tasks such as cleaning lunchroom tables, washing entry glass, cleaning lockers, picking up trash, etc. While I do think it is appropriate for a student who draws all over the walls to be given the task of cleaning it off, I am not sure if I see a correlation of having to clean lunchroom tables for being excessively tardy or picking up trash for being disrespectful to a teacher. It seems that more often than not the administrators are unintentionally sending the message to misbehaving students that “if you get out of line we will give you the most awful punishment we can think of ” …janitorial work.

Ever since I have been introduced to (OS1), I am feeling conflicted that “punishing” students to do janitorial tasks goes against the entire JU Philosophy of Cleaning. If we are trying to send the message that the janitorial profession is a first class profession employing first class citizens, should administrators be “sentencing” students to perform cleaning tasks? Isn’t that reinforcing the negative stereotypes that we are working so hard to reverse?

Think about it.