Earlier this year, Mason commissioned an outside audit of L.T. Services, the university’s janitorial services contractor, and its subcontractors after learning of accusations brought forward about treatment of subcontractor employees.
The labor practice and compliance audit was conducted by advisory CPA firm Baker Tilly. While generally inconclusive, the audit highlighted some practices that are inconsistent with our principles of operations and reporting. The report contains observations and recommendations that will inform our future contractor practices.
As a result, we are taking the following actions:
- Our current contract with L.T. Services will expire on July 31, 2021 and will be rebid.
- The university issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) on May 17 with additional information requests and requirements. The university has selected a diverse search committee to review the proposals and the contract award is expected to be completed no later than July 31, 2021. L.T. Services will be welcome to compete for the contract with its enhanced requirements.
- The university will ensure continuity of service during the contract award.
George Mason University values everyone who works on our campuses, and we expect everyone to be treated fairly and with dignity.
President, George Mason University