June 11, 2015

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CUPE 116 Ratification vote results are in

The CUPE 116 membership voted 73% in favour of accepting the tentative agreement reached between the Union and the University.

We would like to thank all those that participated in bargaining on behalf of the Union and the Employer for their time and effort.

Shared computers now ready for use in the Electrical Shop

Three shared computers were installed in the Electrical Shop.  This will provide the ability to review Service Requests, read webmail inbox and check out our staff pages in the Building Operations website. On June 12, two shared computers will be coming to the Carpentry Shop.

The babies have arrived!

Congratulations to Lisa who welcomed Kalen last May 19 and to Pearle who welcome her baby girl on May 27.  Both mothers and babies are doing well.

The Sustainability department wants to hear from you on UBC’s Climate Action Plan

Did you know that the Campus and Community Planning’s Sustainability department is facilitating workshops with representatives across campus, including Building Operations?  Workshops will be held in July to generate ideas for the Climate Action Plan 2020 (CAP 2020).  Stay tuned for more information on what CAP 2020 is all about, its goals and what this means for the campus and how we, at Building Operations, can contribute in meeting targets.  Check out their website to learn more.

EAOS Team developing Asset Information Strategy

The EAOS project team is working on the development of the Asset Information Strategy.  Elements included in this strategy are:

  • the key decisions required
  • an approach for data collection
  • what are the required asset attributes
  • how to assess risk
  • how asset information should flow
  • and governance.

Once a draft strategy is developed, we would like your feedback.  We will be scheduling these sessions to gather your opinion on the Asset Information Strategy in July.

The next steps after developing the asset information strategy are:

  1. Develop the Asset Register and populate it with existing information
  2. Collect attribute data for assets in the registry.

Travelling this summer? Review your travel benefits before you go

If you’re planning to go on vacation this summer, take the time to understand your health and welfare travel benefits coverage through UBC, including what documentation to take with you, and what to do in the event of a medical emergency.  It is important to plan ahead and understand the associated risks when traveling to other parts of the world, so that you can prepare for events that may occur.

To learn more, you can attend a one-hour session on Understand your Sun Life Travel Benefits on June 30 at 12:00 – 1:00 pm, to ensure that your well-earned break is as stress free as possible.  Click here for more information or to register.

Person of Interest: Look out for suspicious male checking property in USB

A suspicious white male was spotted in USB on June 8, in the men’s washroom casing property.  He is described to be a man in his 30’s, 5’9″, short brown hair, wearing a T-shirt, jeans and steel-toed boots.  He was last seen leaving the building on a yellow mountain bike heading north on West Mall.

If seen, please report to Security immediately at 604 822 2222 or to Steven Bohnen at steve.bohnen@ubc.ca.

Quick updates

  • Leaving UBC: Maria Ponte and Hagen Pflueger
  • Registration deadline for the Point Grey Triathlon is July 20
  • United Way Campaign Associate application extended to July 3
  • NPS Score remains at 83% with 32 valid responses; 5 new promoters and 1 new detractor