Local & Regional
Thu November 1, 2012
City Employees Share Savings
Maintenance workers at City Hall—One Technology Center saved the City almost $250,000 this fiscal year.
They’ll get to split a portion of that as part of the City of Tulsa’s gain sharing plan devised to help the City cut costs.
The team of One Technology Center employees who won the bid for maintenance of City Hall today received this year’s portion of the money they saved.
John Comer is the public building operations manager for OTC. He says big savings come from not contracting work out.
“We have mechanical licenses, electrical licenses, we have maintenance mechanics, we have a carpenter,” he said. “We do everything in house.”
He says contracting out was commonplace before the bidding process.
“Now with the gain sharing and the managed competition, we get to prove that my thought process was correct,” he said, “that we can do it better in house than having outside contractors.”
The 10-person team will split a check worth over $43,000.