Cleaning for a cause

Dale Rogers Training Center’s (DRTC) nationally recognized custodial work projects locations look for another sparkling review in an upcoming Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) certification.

An auditor with CIMS is scheduled to review DRTC’s procedures this year. The nonprofit agency picked up a two-year accreditation, with honors, from CIMS in 2014, positioning itself among the best cleaning organizations in the nation.

A cleaning crew at DRTC's TAFB work project pose for a picture.
DRTC’s Tinker Work Project Custodial crew members.

The inspector will examine six areas of DRTC’s cleaning operations at its federal contracts, including Tinker Air Force Base:

  • Quality systems
  • Service delivery
  • Human Resources
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Management Commitment
  • Green building*

*Optional, though DRTC participates in the Green Building category as part of the agency’s commitment to green sustainability.

The auditor will review DRTC’s written policies, training records, tour the facilities cleaned and interview employees for their comprehension of our plans, policies and programs during the process.

An employee cleans a breakroom at DRTC's Tinker Work Project.
An employee cleans at DRTC’s Tinker Work Project.

“It is vital to our organization to remain a leader in the industry,” said Carolyn Thompson, DRTC Director of Custodial Services.

Not only does the certification require development of policy and procedures, but it also mandates a continuum of review, growth and documentation.

Upon completion of the audit, DRTC expects to have official results within a month after the review.

Dale Rogers Training Center (DRTC) is the oldest and largest community vocational training and employment center for people with disabilities in Oklahoma. With multiple locations in Oklahoma, DRTC trains or employs more than 1,100 people with disabilities per year. Visit us online: DRTC.org.

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