New structure to streamline coordination between lines of business, improve services for customers.
The FPB Board of Directors approved organizational changes including two new management positions. The new structure will improve coordination and communication across all departments and better leverage all resources of the company to achieve strategic planning goals.
“The board and staff are excited to see how these changes will help improve services for customers,” said Cathy Lindsey, FPB Public Information Coordinator. “Working in a more streamlined structure will increase efficiency and better position our crews to implement new projects in the future.”
The board approved creating the positions of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Cable/Telecommunications Superintendent. The board also eliminated the position of Assistant General Manager for Cable Telecommunications.
In addition, the board changed the title of the Assistant General Manager of Operations to Chief Operating Officer (COO). The Cable/Telecommunications Department will now report directly to the COO.
The CFO and COO positions will report directly to the General Manager and support his efforts to provide excellent service to FPB customers and strengthen and improve operations.
Based on the reorganization, the departments reporting directly to the COO are Electric, Water Distribution, Water Treatment, Electric and Water Engineering, Support Services, Network Operations Center, and Cable Telecommunications.
The departments reporting directly to the CFO are Customer Service, Information Technology, and Finance.
The Safety and Human Resources departments will report to both the Assistant General Manager of Administration/Staff Attorney and the General Manager.
Due to current vacancies, there are funds available in the current budget to cover any promotional increases that may occur.