Flashcards in Chapter 3 Facility Management Deck (24)
Which of the following are good reasons to keep adequate records?
-it helps maintain an efficient overall operations
-It can demonstrate compliance with regulations that apply to the facility
When obtaining animals for research, the purchase order must include which of the following?
Species, strain, and number approved by the IACUC in the researcher's protocol
Which statement is FALSE regarding the use of green or living roof?
More heat from the sun is released back into the atmosphere.
It is the responsibility of the facility manager to develop SOPs, but input from the staff who preform the duties should be obtain
Which of the following are responsibilities of a facility manager?
-Allocating space and maintaining equipment
-Monitoring inventory and procurement of supplies and animals
Which would NOT make an animal facility a better steward of the environment?
increasing the use of natural resources
One of the responsibilities of the facility manager is to supervise the way investigators plan their studies.
What is the standard fiscal budgetary period of time?
To reduce personnel costs, which action could you consider to avoid having to reduce staff?
-Reduce the frequency of noncritical tasks
-Reorganize the workloads to improve efficiency
Which of the following statements is NOT correct?
Institutions should overcharge for one service to subsidize another
What must be the basis of any increase in rates?
When charging for services by time and materials, how are labor costs calculated?
An hourly rate is multiplied by the number of service hours provided over a period of time
In times of fiscal crisis, one area that should NOT be cut is the number and type of laboratory tests preformed
Which of the following is a direct cost?
Activities related to the maintenance of the animals
If the rate to house a gerbil for an internal customer is $0.80 per day and the institution provides a 30% subsidy and there is a 10% indirect cost rate with the government, what would be the rate for an external customer?
.80/0.7/0.9 = 1.27
Installing an automatic watering system can result in reducing costs in an animal facility.
What purpose do subsides serve?
to reduce costs to run the facility
What must be done if the accounting system categories needed by an animal research facility are not mirrored by the organization's system?
The facility must adapt to the organization's classifications
Which statement is true regarding saving resources?
Cage washers should be set to the lowest temperature requried
Under which circumstances does cost containment need to be considered?
When year-to-date expenses exceed what was budgeted
What is an advantage of using decentralized laboratory animal facilities?
They are generally more convenient for the researchers
Which characteristics promote good management of a facility's standard operating procedures?
Easily accessible and maintained by a designated employee
Who is typically responsible for space management in a facility?
The manager in collaboration with the veterinarians and senior scientific staff