Please powerwash the bathrooms on the first floor! They were in
appalling condition last night. I know there is extra demand during
finals, but there should be more cleaning so that people don't have to
drive home to use the restroom.
Assistant University Librarian for Policy Development Walter Sampson replies..
Thank you for your concern for cleaner restrooms. The housekeeping contract administered by VCU Contract Administration calls for 5 days of full service, 2 days modified service, and 7 days of policing of restrooms. The full service cleaning takes place first in the morning with policing occurring different times during the day. VCU Libraries shares your concern regarding conditions of the restrooms, especially at night. In December 2004, the Libraries amended the housekeeping contract to cover night cleaning including restroom service. This is an additional cost to Cabell Library for cleaning at night for two full time cleaners 8 hours a night is $2,816.00 a month ($33,792 a year). This unexpected cost is charged to the Libraries' budget, which means less money for purchasing library materials. We are asking VCU Contracts Administration to negotiate this requirement within the University housekeeping contract. If the night cleaning is not added to the contract we could see a further deterioration of clean restrooms. In the meantime we ask all users of the restrooms to become stakeholders for the messy conditions by diligently placing paper towels in the trash respectables, report clogged sinks and toilets, and remind those they see abusing these things that their efforts are needed to have cleaner restrooms.