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File #: 2015-1558   
Type: Informational Report Status: Filed
File created: 10/1/2015 In control: System Safety, Security and Operations Committee
On agenda: 10/15/2015 Final action: 10/15/2015
Title: Receive and File report in response to Uniform Rental Services questions from Board Report Item #48 at the September 17, 2015 System Safety, Security, and Operations Committee Meeting.
Sponsors: System Safety, Security and Operations Committee
Indexes: Amalgamated Transit Union, Contractors, Informational Report, Maintenance, Maintenance facilities, Procedures, Safety and security, Security, System safety, Uniforms
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SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
OCTOBER 15, 2015

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: UNIFORM RENTAL SERVICES

ACTION: RECEIVE AND FILE REPORT

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
Receive and File report in response to Uniform Rental Services questions from Board Report Item #48 at the September 17, 2015 System Safety, Security, and Operations Committee Meeting.

Issue
ISSUE

The following information is in response to the concerns brought forward by the ATU Business Agent during the September 17, 2015 System Safety, Security and Operations Committee meeting.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

Facilities Maintenance staff reviewed the requirements for the current uniform rental contract with Prudential Overall Supply, Inc. and the ATU Collective Bargaining Unit agreement. Facilities Maintenance staff is working closely with the ATU Executive Board members, Metro staff and Metro contractor to make all necessary adjustments to address the inquiries received and ensure timely and quality service, per the following:

* Improve the process to obtain new uniforms for Metro newly hired employees and employees new to a classification.

* Ensure the availability of uniforms designed for females.

* Ensure employees transferred from one location to another continue to receive the required uniforms.

* Ensure timely service of uniforms in need of repair or receive brand new replacement uniforms in lieu of their worn-out sets.

Facilities Maintenance staff and Metro contractor only recently learned of the specific issue of uniform fit for a female employee. As of August 31st the request was fulfilled as the employee who initiated the request received the uniforms. Female designed uniforms are available upon request.

To ensure safe, timely and quality service, Facilities Maintenance staff distributed updated procedures for each of the inquiries listed above to all the Division Managers and Assistant Managers. These procedures a...

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