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Texas A&M System Signs Agreement with SSC

Feb. 27, 2013

COPY BY: Rana McDonald, 806-651-2129, rmcdonald@wtamu.edu

Texas A&M System Signs Agreement with SSC

CANYON, Texas—John Sharp, chancellor of The Texas A&M University System, today  announced that the A&M System is formalizing letters of intent with SSC Service Solutions, a subsidiary of Compass Group North America, to manage building maintenance, landscaping services and custodial services at West Texas A&M University as well as 15 other campuses in The Texas A&M University System.

Over the term of the agreement, A&M System members are expected to see an estimated $92.3 million in cost-savings with SSC Service Solutions managing and operating facility services over a 12-year term.

WTAMU officials will meet with SSC in March to review maintenance, landscaping and custodial services at the University, and SSC will conduct an analysis to determine how and when the cost savings measures will be implemented on campus.

“WTAMU has signed a nonbinding letter of intent with SSC to explore the potential for future savings through privatization of select services at the University,” Dr. J. Pat O’Brien, University president, said. “We look forward to meeting with the SSC team in March and learning more about their services and what they potentially can do for our campus.”

SSC Service Solutions is a premium provider of cleaning and facilities services in both K-12 schools and higher education institutions. With more than 40 years of industry experience and highly trained skilled professionals, SSC specializes in custodial and campus services, plant operations and maintenance and grounds management. SSC became a member of Compass Group North America in 2010 and earned CIMS distinction with honors from the ISSA, a worldwide cleaning organization.



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on 1.24.2014

Almost a year later SSC has proven to be a negative and trashy company. About every 3 months they bring in some more of their moral killing ideas. I wish MR. SHARP had to work for this company and live in fear every single day that he might lose his job, home, car and no longer be able to care for his family.

on 4.4.2013

this is wrong. cut retirement, pay and benefits from the people who have been working here the longest with no impacts to the salaries of unneeded people in the administrivia department? if the Texas A&M system really wants to deal with the budget crisis, everyone should have to cut back instead of putting an undue burden on our much-needed facilities workers.

on 3.5.2013

yes, indeed. a huge amt. of built up sick leave and or vacation time will be exponged if this deal goes through. is that fair? I wonder.....

on 3.5.2013

I understand that WT is trying to cut expenses, but I do not think that it is benevolent to remove the pensions and retirement from the maintenance workers.