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Subject: Budget cuts

Budget cuts

From: Patricia Palmer <pepalmer>
Date: Tuesday, January 8, 1991
I must come up with a plan to cut expenses in Preservation Services.
Since the materials budget, from which my binding budget is borne, is
sacrosanct, it will not be affected.  I must consider only staffing and

I want to compare staffing levels and production with other
institutions.  In binding, I have three Office Service Assistants (OSAs)
who are primarily responsible for new binding.  OSAs' salaries range
$16,000-$18,000.  A Library Assistant (LA) is responsible for rebinding
and supervising student assistants in bindery prep, book repair, and
processing.  The LA salary is around $20,000.

Binding shipments produced by the OSAs average 850 units.

Students in binding, book repair, and processing = 2 FTE

In stacks maintenance, I have two Office Service Specialists (yes, it's
the OSS!) who supervise student assistants in shelving, shelf reading,
secondary searches, and identify materials for repair/rebinding, in
addition to performing minor repairs (page mending, tip in loose pages,
tighten hinges).  While both OSS (aka Stacks Managers) are full time,
one is day shift and the other is night.  The range is $17,000-$19,000.

Production in stacks maintenance varies with the academic year.

Students in stacks maintenance = 4 FTE

How does this compare with your classified staff?
Any and all replies greatly appreciated.

Patricia Palmer
Virginia Commonwealth University
PEPALMER@vcuvax (bitnet)
PEPALMER [at] gems__vcu__edu  (internet)

                  Conservation DistList Instance 4:38
                 Distributed: Monday, January 14, 1991
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Received on Tuesday, 8 January, 1991

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