Staff Highlights

Employee Training Update

Mister Kleen is committed to continuous regular training of employees to better serve our clients.

We have been busy educating our team members to ensure they are up to date with the latest protocols in cleaning for health and appearance through our Enhanced Kleen Program.

We also have an Online Learning Management System (LMS) with over 4,500 courses. Managers are assigned training to improve areas of development like active listening, encouraging team communication and collaboration, setting goals, and leading diversity. Below are some of the highlights from recent training events:

January

Slips, trips, and falls prevention: Employees are trained to recognize and prevent slip, trip, and fall hazards in the workplace. Managers also receive a review of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and post OSHA forms in buildings.

February

Biohazards/Bloodborne Pathogens: Employees received training for the procedures and proper handling of bloodborne pathogens and other potentially infectious material. Employees were also trained in the procedures for handling trash.

Driver safety: Human Resources led a webinar and video training for employees who drive Mister Kleen vehicles as well as for those who regularly drive their own vehicles.

March

Hazard awareness training: The Kleen Team learned about common workplace hazards for cleaners and safety measures to prevent illness and injury.

Field supervisor training:  Training covered best practices for motivation and retention, policies, and procedures for disciplinary action and workplace injuries, as well as unconscious biases and DEI.

April

Sexual harassment:  Sexual Harassment training helped ensure that employees understand the legal definition of sexual harassment, Mister Kleen’s policy, and the complaint reporting process. This training also addressed how to promote a culture of respect and the importance of professional boundaries.

May

Chemical handling/ safety data sheets: All staff received training to ensure that products were being used correctly and ensured that they are Green Seal (GS- 42) compliant.

June

Safe lifting training: Staff reviewed training for the safety procedures for lifting.

SUPERVISOR TRAINING

Mister Kleen is committed to continuous regular training of employees to better serve our clients. Earlier in the year, we provided Supervisor Training that covered employee engagement and retention, giving effective feedback, and unconscious biases. The training included real work situations and best practices for integrating new hires for success.

Supervisor Training
Supervisor Training

Employee of the Quarter

At Mister Kleen our employees are our success! We recognize excellence with our Employee of the Quarter awards. Every quarter the operations management and headquarters management teams nominate and vote for the employees who have made the most meaningful impact on our clients, their co-workers and our company. Winners receive a certificate, a monetary gift, and recognition in The Kleen Sweep!

Ebony Murphy

EBONY MURPHY - JANUARY 2024

Ebony comes in every day to work, and the customer is very pleased with her. She has been conscientious and dedicated to the job since she has joined Mister Kleen. I never have to worry about having proper coverage with Ebony on the job.”

Craig Dufour, Area Manager

RUDY MONTES DE OCA - APRIL 2024

Rudy volunteers or helps out any time I need help, such as escorts, carpet cleaning or any other projects. He consistently gets the top scores on his evaluations. Last but not least, the customer loves him and has made him one of their own. That’s how important he is to the Mister Kleen mission.”

Craig Dufour, Area Manager

Rudy de Oca

BUILDING EXCELLENCE COMPETITION

BEC

The Building Excellence Competition (BEC) is a special program designed to drive quality in our facilities and build pride, inspiration, and teamwork. Three times a year we have a friendly competition among our employees for the best overall building based on cleanliness, quality, and safety. Our team takes pride in this, and our clients do too! The winning team receives an onsite party, a certificate, and bragging rights!

The winner of the Spring 2024 Building Excellence Competition is a secure government site in Northern Virginia. Congratulations to Area Manager Yolanda Rathbone, Project Manager Emma Ventura and the team for outstanding service and dedication to Mister Kleen, our client, and each other – Great job!

You Make A Difference Award

Congratulations to Tonya Shelton and Rosa Galan – our You Make a Difference Award winners. This award recognizes teamwork, productivity and contributions to the company and our customers that are above and beyond. Thank you for all your hard work!

Tonya Shelton

TONYA SHELTON

Tonya is always helping the customer, is very conscientious about her job, and helps her team members whenever she can.”

Supervisors Peggy Allen/Marlene Gamez

Rosa does an excellent job at work. She is detailed in her work and does it right. Rosa is a team player who is willing to help with no hesitation when asked.”

Ethel Caudill, Project Manager

ROSA GALAN

employee tenure

We are honored to recognize some of our amazing employees for their commitment to Mister Kleen with employee tenure recognition. To show our appreciation, we have a recognition program for employees who celebrate milestone anniversaries of 5, 10, 15, and 20 years.

Mister Kleen’s recipients for 5 YEARS of dedicated service are:

  • Ana Jancy Gonzalez Rodriguez
  • Anthony Lynn Holland
  • Dorothy Jean Staggers
  • Douglas Curtis Watts
  • Elsie Marie Moore
  • Howard Lee Cook
  • Johnnie Lee Pittman
  • Joseline Andrea Chirinos Flores
  • Katrina Louise Williams
  • Laflecia Baltimore Poe
  • Marie Christine Sherman
  • Marlene Del Carmen Gamez Cabezas
  • Pamela Ann Thompson
  • Richard Lee Morgan
  • Tony Duran
  • Kathryn Ann Walls
  • Terry Antonio Henderson
  • Steven John Rowe

Mister Kleen’s recipients for 10 YEARS of dedicated service are:

  • Gladys Stella Murcia De Tabarez

Mister Kleen’s recipients for 15 YEARS of dedicated service are:

  • Hector De La Luz
  • Tonya Denise Shelton

We are so grateful to these employees for reaching these awesome milestones. Their hard work and dedication are inspiring and we’re grateful to have them as part of our team. Here’s to many more years. Thank you!

Team Player Award

Andy Reyes

The annual Tom Miller Team Player Award honors employees who demonstrate great contributions to the team, positive team interaction, high customer impact, and quality outcomes. Employees are nominated by their supervisor for this award, which is named in honor of beloved former employee Tom Miller. Tom exemplified what it means to be a team player and his eight years of service made a lasting impact on the Kleen Team, our customers, and everyone he touched.

Area Supervisor Craig Dufour says this year’s award winner, Andy Reyes, has been “a lifesaver for me” during the previous year. Andy works at several high security facilities, and “all of us managers usually fight over him weekly because of his reliability, dedication and attention to detailed work. He reminds me of Tom Miller. I can’t think of ANYONE more deserving of this prestigious company award. All of the customers he supports would agree!”

Congratulations, Andy, on winning the Tom Miller Team Player Award!

Kleen Team News

Parkinsons Moving Day

PARKINSON’S MOVING DAY

Members of the Kleen Team, including executive leadership, have supported charitable causes around the DC Metro region for decades. This year, Mister Kleen employees and family members participated in the Parkinson’s Moving Day walk on May 4 at the National Mall to support the national nonprofit Parkinson’s Foundation. The disease, which causes unintended or uncontrollable movements, affects nearly 1 million people in the United States, according to the foundation. For more information on the disease, go to parkinson.org.

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Annual Spring Kleen

ANNUAL MISTER KLEEN SPRING KLEEN

This year, 24 employees participated in the Annual Mister Kleen Spring Kleen on May 24, where they were provided lunch and a free car wash as a thank you! Each year employees at our Alexandria headquarters take time to purge, organize, and clean their work areas – including anything on the floor, behind desks, and on top of workstations. It’s a great opportunity to dispose of old documents and materials that are no longer needed. Common areas including the conference room, copy rooms, kitchen, repair shop, and warehouse are also cleaned.

Mister Kleen is a leading provider of contract cleaning services to Commercial and High Security facilities since 1976. Our primary service area is the DC Metro region. We also provide a variety of interior and exterior specialty services.