SAN MARCOS, TX — Some Texas State-employed custodians question the ability for the new McLemore hires to fill their shoes when the university eventually outsources all custodial positions, according to The University Star.
Last summer, Texas State University entered into a contractual agreement with McLemore Building Maintenance Inc., whose employees will fill vacancies as university custodians retire or quit over time, the article stated.
According to the article, university custodians do not believe the McLemore employees will be able to provide the same level of service.
"We're putting our lives into this place and hope we will be able to retire some day. We don't understand how they think the outsourced people are going to do a greater job than regular employees could do when they don’t have the benefits and get paid less. They don't have the loyalty," said a custodian who wished to remain anonymous.
Many custodians believe the university is outsourcing custodial services to save money by not having to give benefits to such staff members in the future, the article noted.
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