Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
March 29, 2013 8:38 am EDT


GAMBIER — When Kenyon College administrators began considering outsourcing maintenance management in 2012 as a cost-saving measure, there was a public outcry, division and opposition. Then maintenance workers, trades/craftsmen, custodial staff and grounds workers teamed with managers and supervisors to form the Middle Path Partnership. Together they created a business plan designed to save money and improve operational efficiency; a plan that also keeps everything in-house while potentially improving the services to the students and the professors.


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On Thursday, the News received word the college has accepted the Middle Path Partnership plan after a review of the plan, as well as other options by Chief of Business Operations Mark Kohlman. Part of the plan includes union concessions on wages and the college’s commitment to a four-year operations improvement plan.















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