VMS Delivers Enhanced Efficiencies

VMS continuously looks for ways to save costs and improve efficiencies. Through careful planning and innovating, departments cut costs by enhancing protocols. Here are just two examples.

Landscaping Services Department

Landscaping Services implemented a master irrigation control system:

  • Saves 74 million gallons of water and $280,000 annually 
  • Earns $350,000 in Metropolitan Water District of Southern California rebates

Staff also adjusted its mowing protocol by retaining seven mowers that were slated for surplus:

  • Allows more acreage to be mowed in less time
  • Reduces 320 labor hours per mow cycle
  • Shifts gardener hours to shrub-bed maintenance cycles

Maintenance and Construction Department 

The Maintenance and Construction Department implemented numerous efficiencies to enhance resident service and staff workflow:

  • Revamped its appliance replacement program, resulting in appliance installation within 30 days of completed paperwork
  • Created a tracking system to manage contractors to ensure quality and compliance with contract specifications
  • Reassigned personnel to help residents schedule work in manors and allow for more operations oversight
  • Implemented staff cross-training initiatives to provide support to work areas experiencing workload surges

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