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Budget cuts curtail cleaning frequency

January 27, 2009
SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake Community College has made the decision to reduce the frequency of office cleaning from daily to weekly, according to Globe, Salt Lake Community College''s Newsweekly.
The reduction in custodial services is due to recent budget cuts, the story stated.
Full- and part-time custodians working day and mixed shifts will be moved to night shifts; the thinking is that custodians can more easily clean empty buildings, thus increasing the efficiency of the department, the story noted.
An e-mail from the Facilities Department said: "We are aware of SLCC''s need to become more sustainable while rising to the budget challenges we are being faced with. We feel that we have a way to meet both of these objectives."
Common areas such as the Student Center and classrooms will still be cleaned daily; offices that generate an excess of waste will be provided with additional waste baskets to compensate for the reduced cleaning frequency, the story added.
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