University Outsourcing of Custodial Services Means Loss of Free Tuition Perk

According to a published report, Sacred Heart University custodial employees are upset they will lose free tuition privileges at the institution hires an outside company to perform those duties.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

The outsourcing of custodial services at Sacred Heart University will reportedly mean those employees will lose a valuable perk — free tuition for their children.

According to a Connecticut Post report, the 6,900-student university has decided to outsource management of its custodial services to a Tennessee company, Southeast Service Corp., a subsidiary of the Compass Group Inc. which also operates the university's dining services through its Chartwells subsidiary.

All custodial staffers affected will be offered jobs with the new company and their current pay rate will be honored, according to the report. However, the workers are concerned about the change in their benefit plan and the loss of the free tuition option, employees told the newspaper.

Custodial employees presently taking advantage of the tuition benefit will be grandfathered in, according to university officials.


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