Ohio State Receives Industry Effective and Innovative Practices Award

Alexandria, Virginia – APPA is pleased to announce that The Ohio State University has been selected for the 2018 APPA Effective & Innovative Practices Award for its submission Employee Video Archive.

“The Effective & Innovative Practices Award recognizes new programs or significant restructuring to existing programs that will enhance service delivery, lower costs, increase productivity, improve customer service, generate revenue, or otherwise benefit the educational institution,” said Dan Bollman, APPA’s vice president for Professional Affairs. “The 2018 selections demonstrate the breadth of projects that can be considered, ranging from smart restroom technologies for fast customer service response to a program to focus the facilities department on preventive maintenance and as a result decrease the deferred maintenance deficit.”

Submissions are assessed on criteria measuring institutional benefit; innovativeness, creativity and originality; portability and sustainability; management commitment and employee involvement; and documentation, analysis, customer input, and benchmarking. Projects displaying a high level of innovation and adaptability for implementation at other schools have the best chance of being favorably ranked.

Other 2018 recipients of the Effective and Innovative Practices Award are the University of Iowa, Brown University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Santa Clara University. Each of the five schools was eligible to receive a cash award sponsored by SIEMENS.

Award recipients were recognized August 3 during the 2018 APPA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. Pictured from Facilities Operations and Development are (l-r) Senior Director Peter Calamari, Zone Maintenance Technician 3 Rob Lemin (Ballast Replacement video), Custodial Work Lead Mark Oates (Water Pump Kit video), Operations Planner and originator of the Employee Video Archive Stephan Thompson.