Re: Facilities management, what is "escorting in a labor report"?
February 5, 2017 1:40 PM   Subscribe

I'm prepping for a government facilities job interview and one of the job responsibilities is: “Perform ongoing review functions to evaluate, validate, and correct costs, contract compliance, Computer Aided Facility Management application issues, such as detecting escorting in the Labor Report” I'm on board with all of that, except I'm not familiar with that application or 'escorting in the labor report'. Anybody know that one?
posted by jenmakes to Grab Bag (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I assume that escorting is a proscribed activity, and the question refers to detecting the practice from the numbers in a labor report. Whether this is the pseudo-prostitution kind of escorting, or if it's some other term of art, I don't know.
posted by SemiSalt at 2:31 PM on February 5, 2017

Possibly look up the associated governmental publication, if you know it. It's likely the job responsibility was drawn verbatim from there. The 'escorting...' may have been added as a result of it recently occurring.
posted by mountainblue at 3:44 PM on February 5, 2017

Best answer: What if it's a typo and they meant it to be 'errors'?
posted by dness2 at 3:47 PM on February 5, 2017 [2 favorites]

Best answer: I lean toward the typo theory. If it were "escorting," I'd think that Googling "escorting in the labor report" would turn up at least a few hits, but it doesn't, nor does it show up in Google Books.
posted by brianogilvie at 3:53 PM on February 5, 2017

It could be a typo, but consider this from an (old) US Federal job description for a guard: “Protects property from theft or damage, or persons from hazards or interference. Duties involve serving at a fixed post, making rounds on foot or by motor vehicle, or escorting persons or property.”

If you're running a secure facility, you'll want to know who visits. The guards will likely have to record who and when they escort people on and off the site. I'm guessing that you'll also want to know any changes or increases in who is visiting the site that might raise suspicions. You may have to review the facility's reporting to track this metric.

Then again, it could be a typo after all.
posted by scruss at 4:08 PM on February 5, 2017 [5 favorites]

The first thing I thought of was escorting people through secure areas.
How this would be detected in a labour report I don't know so I vote for typo too.
posted by fullerine at 8:58 AM on February 6, 2017

I'm guessing copy pasta. Is the position supervisory? This might fall under the "contract compliance" bit where you are expected to provide a labor report that includes evidence that the contracted security staff were properly escorting the guests.
posted by zenon at 9:07 AM on February 6, 2017 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Gotta be a typo. The key is the word "detecting" right before this odd phrase. "Detecting errors in the labor report" makes sense.
posted by karbonokapi at 11:09 AM on February 6, 2017 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Thanks everyone. I'm guessing "detecting errors in the labor report" makes the most sense, since a lot of this job is auditing and contract compliance work.
posted by jenmakes at 11:35 AM on February 7, 2017

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