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Employee Status Updated 08/12/2021: Open with Liberal Leave
Office Status: Normal
Employee Information

Custodial Standards

The following are the custodial maintenance standards definitions:

Level 1 – Superior (> $4.00 per s.f.)

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Level 2 – Orderly Tidiness ($3.25 - $4.00 per s.f.)

Level 3 – Casual Inattention ($2.50 – 3.25 per s.f.)

Level 4 – Moderate Dinginess (1.75 - $2.50 per s.f.)

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Level 5 – Un-Kept Neglect


In 2010, the County committed to being environmentally friendly, using environmentally responsible products, green cleaning and sustainable practices. Our goal is to help eliminate and/or reduce toxics that may adversely affect the health and wellness of the adults and children who may come in contact with the chemicals and processes used during cleaning everyday. Absent a compelling business argument and written approval from the County, all products used in the fulfillment of contracted janitorial services shall be environmentally safe and biodegradable.

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Cleaning products listed as a part of the Environmental Preferable Purchasing (EPP) program, LEEDS O&M, the Environmental Protection Agency’s DfE Safer Product Labeling Program, Eco-friendly and/or green certified programs cleaning products will be utilized. Cleaners shall be non-toxic, products, shall be biodegradable and non-aerosol. In addition, undiluted disinfectants, sanitizers, carpet cleaners and floor care products must not be toxic to humans / aquatic life and must not contain any ingredients in concentrations above the applicable maximum contamination levels in drinking water, shall not adversely affect indoor air quality, shall exhibit a VOC limit of not greater than 0.1% or contain more than 0.5% by weight of total phosphorous. In addition, the County shall provide products avoid the use of provide information as to whether their products contain ingredients that may be identified as asthmagens (asthma-causing agents) such as monoethanolamine, toll or rosin, chlorhexidine, chloramines, etc.

Recycling in County Office Buildings

The custodial contracts for County-maintained facilities have been modified and expanded to include the collection of recyclable materials. Since December 2006, Single Stream collection has made recycling simple and more convenient for employees by allowing newspaper, magazines, mixed paper, phone books, plastic and glass containers, tin / steel and aluminum cans to be "mixed together" and no longer need to be sorted. County employees continue to encourage coworkers to collect and recycle. If you work in an office that makes a lot of copies, suggest that everyone try to copy on both sides of the paper. This cuts your use of copy paper in half. “Mixed Paper” includes computer paper, letterhead, manila folders, ledger paper, both white and mixed colors, envelopes, card folders, pamphlets, and note pad paper (including the thin card stock backing of note pads). New programs such as Document Destruction Days have also been implemented in conjunction with the County's Information Technology Department to help dispose of more confidential paper materials. In conjunction with Earth Day, the County also participates in the annual National Clean Out Your Files Day. These type of events make it possible for office workers to purge their workplace of a variety of paper products, including computer paper, letterhead, white ledger paper, cards and envelopes.

Why are we doing this?

We are certain that this customer service improvement will make it more convenient for our residents and businesses to recycle larger quantities of materials, improve our recycling rate and reduce the amount of material we have to pay for to place into landfills.

What Will Happen to Your Recyclables

Once your recyclable items are collected, they are transported to the largest single stream recycling facility in the nation, located in Elkridge Maryland. The facility is equipped with the state of the art sorting technology that separates our recyclable materials right at the plant.