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Every year, Building Operating Management surveys the facility management industry about expectations for department staffing for the following year. The 2016 Facility Department Staffing Plans report offers a look at the industry as a whole. It finds that nearly two thirds of respondents don't expect any change in their staffing levels. Among the rest, more than twice as many respondents expect facility staffing levels to increase in 2016 as expect facility staffing levels to decrease in 2016. The survey report breaks down results by the following building types: commercial (corporate office), commercial (leased space), medical, education (higher education), education (K-12), government (federal), government (state), government (municipal), and hospitality. Survey question: In the next year, I expect my department will: Add positions, Reduce/eliminate positions, Keep staffing the same.