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Council Updates Salaries for Two Positions as part of Monday’s Consent Calendar

first_img Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Government Council Updates Salaries for Two Positions as part of Monday’s Consent Calendar Public Information Officer and Recreation and Community Services administrator salary control rates updated STAFF REPORT Published on Monday, March 8, 2021 | 3:13 pm 24 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday As part of the consent calendar, the Pasadena City Council on Monday established new classifications for some employees and updated salaries for some employee classifications.“My philosophy is we need to recognize our employees for the work they are doing and compensate them with a rate that is consistent with the marketplace,” said City Manager Steve Mermell.As part of a recent review, Human Resources recommended establishing two new classifications to meet the changing operational needs of the Fleet Maintenance Division in the Public Works Department and the Planning and Community Development Department, as well as updating existing salaries for two employees in the City Manager’s office and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services.The sweep motion established a $139,940 annual salary control rate for the Public Information Officer position. Monday’s sweep motion does not guarantee a raise for the current PIO.According to a compensation survey, the city is currently paying below the market average compared to similar positions with the same scope of authority and responsibility.“Increasing the control rate provides market-based compensation and improved retention for this critical role,” according to the staff report.The annual salary for a Parks, Recreation and Community Services Administrator was set at $151,690.Increasing the salary of this position, according to the report, creates internal alignment with the Parks Administrator, a position that has a similar scope of responsibility, supervision and required qualifications. This classification is part of the Pasadena Management Association (PMA).Two new employee classifications were also created, one of them calling for a senior equipment mechanic, (SEM), responsible for the inspection, diagnosis, repair, and testing of a variety of specialized light, medium and heavy-duty fire and emergency medical services vehicles, as well as other equipment in the city fleet. The position includes an $84,500 annual salary.“None of the current mechanic classifications in the city require experience and expertise related to fire apparatus. As a result, it has been difficult to recruit and retain qualified technicians to maintain the city’s emergency vehicle fleet,” according to a staff report contained in Monday’s City Council agenda.Maintenance and repair of the city’s fire vehicles are currently outsourced to vendors under contract lengthening the time it takes to complete repairs and return vehicles to service.The council also created a new classification for a Neighborhood and Business Services Administrator. The position carries an annual $170,000 salary and reports directly to the director of planning and community development, David Reyes. The administrator would manage the customer-facing functions of code compliance and permitting in the newly established Neighborhood and Business Services Division.“This position will oversee approximately 23 employees,” the report reads. “This senior-level manager will be responsible for managing the city’s built environment through the administration of a variety of federal, state and local neighborhood preservation and improvement programs, vacant lot and property abatement, housing and zoning code enforcement, and property-based complaint tracking and resolution.Other items on Monday’s consent calendar included a review of the city’s annual financial report and its quarterly investment report.center_img STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? 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Rinchem Company Selects Omnitracs to Ensure Safety and Compliance

first_img Pinterest Facebook Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 WhatsApp WhatsApp Rinchem Company Selects Omnitracs to Ensure Safety and Compliance Pinterestcenter_img TAGS  DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– Omnitracs, LLC, a leader in SaaS-based fleet management and data analytics solutions and a pioneer in transportation technology, announced that Rinchem Company, Inc., the largest network of chemical and gas distribution centers globally, has selected the Omnitracs One platform to support ELD compliance and driver workflow. When the transportation team at Carolina Tank Lines (CTL), a Rinchem Company, realized its ELD provider wasn’t providing the services needed to maintain safety and compliance, they knew it was time for a change. Reinforcing this decision was the exponential increase in company costs, along with the possibility of losing the company’s USDOT number and drivers’ CDLs when the ELD Mandate took effect. “We couldn’t continue to work with an unreliable product that put our drivers at risk and one that subjected us to unexpected costs,” commented Chris Wright, Senior VP of Operations at Rinchem. “It was imperative that we switch providers to save our drivers’ licenses, our business’ reputation, and our company’s bottom line.” Rinchem Company, Inc., is a chemical management solutions provider with proven expertise in creating and managing safe and efficient supply chains for high purity, pre-packaged chemicals and gases. As such, it was imperative Rinchem had a solution that enabled the safe movement of dangerous materials in a timely and efficient manner. After testing multiple solutions and results within CTL, Rinchem selected the Omnitracs One platform because it provided the ELD compliance solution CTL required, as well as benefits that extended to driver workflow, dispatch and routing, and asset tracking with:Automated document handling, resulting in a more streamlined process for billing and payroll time schedulingTimely notifications of delivery discrepancies, claims and damages, providing immediate communication with all parties involved at the time and place they occurIntegrated routing, weather and traffic – creating more efficient route planning for both the driver and operations, eliminating opportunities for service failures changes “As soon as we met with Omnitracs and learned about Omnitracs One, we knew it would be the right solution for us,” said Wright of Rinchem. “As we began working with the company, our decision was reinforced with the service, support, and technology we received from the Omnitracs team. It’s amazing how everything we need is in one solution, and it integrates into our McLeod TMS – providing better accuracy and information so we can make better business decisions.” “Companies like Rinchem are continually looking to ensure regulatory compliance while improving fleet operations and driver workflow,” commented Owen Smith, VP of New Business at Omnitracs. “Omnitracs is committed to building professional tools for professional fleets, and the Omnitracs One platform does just that by providing one source for all applications, including driver workflow, dispatch and routing, asset tracking, ELD compliance, and more. We’re proud to partner with Rinchem and look forward to continuing to provide best-in-class service and support.” With Omnitracs One, Wright knows he is not only getting accurate data, but his drivers are also compliant with all rules and regulations. “CTL rests easy knowing that it’s in complete compliance and can keep its drivers on the road,” said Wright. “By keeping drivers driving, CTL is able to meet its customers’ delivery schedules, which adds to the company’s profitability. It’s a win-win-win for our drivers, our customers, and our company.” About Rinchem Company, Inc. Rinchem provides a wide range of logistics services to support the semiconductor, chemical, gas, life sciences, and paint and coatings industries, including dedicated and multi-client warehousing, on-site services, over-the-road and local transportation, freight forwarding, empty container return management, and supply chain consulting. With locations in North America and in parts of Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, Rinchem utilizes its network of customized, temperature-controlled warehouses and transportation assets to provide safe and efficient chemical management solutions. One partner managing a global supply chain affords the ability to reduce cost and risk. For more information, visit Rinchem Company, Inc. About Omnitracs, LLC Omnitracs offers the only complete fleet intelligence software platform. Serving the largest for-hire and private fleets in the transportation and distribution industries, Omnitracs’ best-in-class solutions accelerate business success, improve efficiency, and enhance the driver experience for nearly 15,000 customers who collectively travel 250 million miles per week. Omnitracs pioneered digital transformation in trucking more than 30 years ago, and today offers a one-stop shop for enterprise-grade, data-driven solutions across compliance, telematics, workflow, routing, and video safety. Headquartered in Dallas, Omnitracs serves customers in over 50 countries and employs more than 2,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.Omnitracs.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005183/en/ CONTACT: Eric Cohen Omnitracs 858 634 7678 [email protected] Connors PAN Communications 781 820 3767 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TEXAS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: FLEET MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE AUTOMOTIVE DATA MANAGEMENT TRUCKING TECHNOLOGY LOGISTICS/SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT TRANSPORT SOURCE: Omnitracs, LLC Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Climate convergence

first_imgDelegates from around the world have gathered in Warsaw this week to discuss a path toward a post-Kyoto Protocol climate agreement.Robert Stavins, the Kennedy School’s Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government and head of the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, is attending the conference. The Gazette sat down with him beforehand to talk about what’s expected from the session and next steps.GAZETTE: Can you tell me who is attending the conference and describe its purpose?STAVINS: This is the 19th annual Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change [UNFCCC]. There will be delegations from the approximately 195 countries who participate in that convention and who originally negotiated the Kyoto Protocol and who are now in the process of negotiating what will be a successor to it.GAZETTE: How important is this conference in making progress toward a new global agreement?STAVINS: It’s important as a step in the process. The way to view this really is as a relay race that culminates two years from now in Paris at the 21st of these annual negotiations. So the issue is whether this conference successfully passes the baton.A very important change occurred in international negotiations two years ago in Durban, South Africa. It is referred to as the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action. In it, the nations of the world agreed to reach an agreement by 2015 — for implementation in 2020 when the Kyoto Protocol terminates — a broader agreement to follow the Kyoto Protocol that would bring all countries under the same legal mechanism.That is an extremely strong and very important departure from the history of the negotiations. Until now, they have divided the world into two categories: the so-called Annex 1 countries — essentially the OECD [Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development] countries — which take on [emissions] targets as under Kyoto. The rest of the world, referred to sometimes in a rather misleading way as the “developing countries,” because it includes the large emerging economies of China, India, Brazil, South Africa, Korea, and Mexico, has no responsibilities. The Durban platform posits that there will be a new agreement that will cover all countries.The Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, the purpose of which is to help the negotiating countries identify a post-Kyoto framework that is scientifically sound, economically sensible, and politically pragmatic, is now coming into its own because the negotiators are grappling with just those issues. They are very much searching for outside-the-box thinking, which is what academics do best.GAZETTE: Are you optimistic about Paris in two years, given past failures?STAVINS: I’m cautiously optimistic, because to me, success depends on whether we’re making progress, as opposed to “solving the problem.” I say this because the problem is not going to be solved very soon.I think back to JFK’s inaugural address when he said we’re not going to solve these world problems in 10 days, the first 100 days, the first 1,000 days of his administration or even in our lifetimes. I suspect it’s somewhat the same with climate change.This is an immense challenge. It’s going to be with us for years. But Paris can be quite important if we’re able to break beyond this dichotomous distinction between the countries that are in and the countries that are out and come up with a more sophisticated and subtle way of differentiating among countries.GAZETTE: You mentioned that success for this conference would be passing the baton in the relay race. Are there specific things that entail the passing of that baton?STAVINS: They need to come up with a work plan for developing the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action, so that they have a policy architecture to vote on in 2015: this is what we’re going to do, these are the questions we’re going to address at this location and at this time in the process. The work will occur not just at the annual conferences, but also at intermediate meetings throughout the year. So developing the work plan is absolutely essential.GAZETTE: What does the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements have planned for this conference?STAVINS: We’re holding two major events, referred to as side events. We’ve always had overflow crowds attending, several hundred people: delegates from various countries, representatives of multilateral, multinational organizations of all kinds. One event we’re doing this time focuses on identifying options for a new climate regime arising from the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action.We’re going to report on the results of a workshop we held in Berlin with the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change that includes some recommendations for the path ahead.The other event focuses on a very specific element, which is linkage. As there are more and more climate policies at the regional level like in Europe, and the national level like in Australia, and the subnational level, like in California, there are tremendous pressures to link these together.We’re going to be looking at ways to link policies together. It’s essentially a bottom-up movement of bilateral linkages that then become an implicit — you can think of it as a de facto — international policy.We also get more and more requests from individual negotiating teams to meet with us so that we can tell them individually about the result of recent research from our various research teams in the Harvard Project. We answer their questions of all kinds. And we also have meetings with the press and with NGOs [nongovernmental organizations].last_img read more

Saint Mary’s receives $1 million grant to expand health sciences program

first_imgThe Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded the College a $1 million grant to move forward on a new Center for Integrative Healthcare Education (CIHE) on campus, Saint Mary’s announced in a press release Wednesday.The CIHE is designed to help the College build off the strengths it holds in its health sciences, specifically the nursing department.The grant will assist in the transformation of the first floor and lower level of Regina Hall into the CIHE.“The CIHE will encourage collaboration among Saint Mary’s health science and behavioral health programs and better prepare graduates for careers in healthcare and related human service sectors, which face hiring shortages and increasing skill gaps,” College President Katie Conboy said in an email to staff and faculty.According to Conboy, the grant will benefit the College by allowing more students to be educated in the health sciences and will allow for an overall reduced cost to educate students at Saint Mary’s.Saint Mary’s has long boasted their health sciences, Titilayo Ufomata, provost and senior vice president added.“We’ve built a solid foundation through our current programming to deliver graduates who are multi-faceted,” Ufomata said. “Yet, certain barriers impede the expansion of our programming. For example, the College’s Nursing Science program faces capacity constraints imposed by its facility, originally built in the 1950’s as an elementary school. The Lilly grant will put in motion our plan to graduate next-level students who can deliver superior care to individuals with multiple and diverse needs, utilizing a multidisciplinary approach developed through working with colleagues from other healthcare disciplines in the College.”Lilly Endowment invited all of Indiana’s 38 accredited public and private colleges and universities to apply for the grant.Tags: center for integrative healthcare education, health sciences, lilly endowmentlast_img read more