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New housekeeping head to continue reforms

April 12, 2012

CHAPEL HILL, NC — University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) Housekeeping Services, which was once riddled with allegations of poor management and harassment, is starting to fill in the gaps, according to The Daily Tar Heel.

Darius Dixon, currently the deputy assistant director of housekeeping at NC State University, will continue with the university''s goal of changing the department''s climate when he takes over as the director of UNC housekeeping on April 23, the article stated.

According to the article, a lack of leadership has been a chronic problem for the department in recent years.

Recommendations from PRM Consulting Group focused on managerial training, better communication and a system in which more housekeepers can contribute to departmental leadership, the article noted.

"He''s going to hit the ground running. It''s going to take a while for him to come up to speed, but I expect him to do that in short order," said Ray Dubose, interim director of Facilities Services.

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