A full story is coming in the Collegian tomorrow, but here is the final report from the Maintenance Management Advisory Panel (MMAP) founded after this summer’s Sodexo controversy. Here are several key points (though it’s worth reading the whole document):
- The MMAP chose to present four different methods the College could use to address problems plaguing maintenance operations at Kenyon. They did not express a preference for any one of the four, but provided the pros and cons of each.
- They said a majority of panel members found that the proposals of UE Local 712, the union representing skilled tradespeople, are not enough as a stand-alone plan. However, they expressed a wish that these proposals be part of any solution that the College chooses.
- They recommended against working with Sodexo Inc., but not outsourcing as a whole.
- The decision of how to proceed is now the administration’s to make.
President Nugent’s response is here.