Recharge Maintenance

Department: 
Facilities Maintenance & Construction (FMC)
Problem: 

Customers have expressed dissatisfaction with cycle time, inconsistent communication, and billing (size of bill and insufficient detail). Customers complain of not knowing the status of requested repairs; communication on multi-trade work requests (and between FMC and CEO Campus Operations shops) is a problem often cited.

Goal: 
  • Reduce the recharge maintenance work order cycle time by 50%
  • 90% success rate for response time and deadlines met specific to recharge maintenance
  • Measurable increase in proactive communication between FS shops and with the customers
  • Identify and standardize customer communication touch points
  • Increase customer satisfaction after process improvements
Launch Date: 
March 2012
Leader: 
Dave Fields
Leader Email: 
dafields@uw.edu
Sponsor: 
Rick Cheney
Members: 

Dave Fields (FMC)
Erik Brihagen (FMC)
Uma Dutt (FMC)
Gary Greene (FMC)
Lance Hendrix (FMC)
Don Nielsen (FMC)
James Turner (FMC)
Stan Ross (Campus Engineering & Operations)
Booker Washington (Campus Engineering & Operations)
Dennis Fields (Housing & Food Services)
Josh Gana (Housing & Food Services)
Dan Gaston (Intercollegiate Athletics)

Team Photo: 
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Results: 
  • Established customer touch points & developed tools for proactive communication
  • Streamlined building access procedures