In the area of office operations, Facilities Management is eliminating manual processes and thereby reducing the amount of paper used. In July, 2010, we implemented an automated payroll process that eliminated three paper processes. Other programs have been successfully used such as Maximo, a computerized maintenance management system that reduces paper usage. Another paperless program assists us in managing the custodial operations and building inspections via handheld PDAs (Personal Data Assistant) instead of the paper checklists of the past.
Areas of higher recycling success are those in which individuals proactively approached Facilities Management with ideas and requests to make a program work well in their area. Please contact the Building Service Supervisor of your building for more information on recycling in your area.