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In February and March 2014, Building Operating Management conducted an email survey of facility managers on the subject of facility department training budgets. Responses totaled 869. Some charts may not add to 100 percent because of rounding. The following budget and planning information is drawn from that survey.

   
   
   
   
1. Did your overall education and training budget (including any funds in other lines for auxiliary costs) increase or decrease compared to last year? R=747  
Decreased by 5 percent or more 15%
Decreased by less than 5 percent 5%
Stayed the same 63%
Increased by less than 5 percent 11%
Increased by 5 percent or more 6%

2. How much money do you have in this year's budget for education and training (counting any auxiliary costs, whether or not they are in a separate line item), per maintenance/engineering employee? R=751
 
   
None 18%
Less than $200 14%
$200 to less than $500 19%
$500 to less than $1,000 17%
$1,000 to less than $2,000 14%
$2,000 or more 18%

3. How much do you have in this year's budget for education and training (counting any auxiliary costs, whether or not they are in a separate line item), per supervisory/management employee? R=748
 
   
None 18%
Less than $200 12%
$200 to less than $500 18%
$500 to less than $1,000 18%
$1,000 to less than $2,000 17%
$2,000 or more 17%

4. Are auxiliary costs associated with education and training (travel, lodging, etc.) charged to the training budget or do they have their own line? R=815
 
   
These auxiliary costs are included in the training budget 53%
These auxiliary costs are separate line items 47%

5. Does your facility department have a target for the number of hours of education and training (from all sources) each maintenance and engineering employee should receive each year? R=753
 
   
Yes 25%
No 75%

6. What is your department's target for hours of training each maintenance and engineering employee should receive each year? R=191
 
   
Less than 10 hours 16%
10 to less than 20 hours 39%
20 to less than 30 hours 23%
30 to less than 40 hours 13%
40 hours or more 9%

7. Does your facility department have a target for the number of hours of education and training (from all sources) each supervisory/management employee should each year? R=747
 
   
Yes 25%
No 75%

8. What is your department's target for hours of training each supervisory/management employee should receive each year? R=188
 
   
Less than 10 hours 14%
10 to less than 20 hours 31%
20 to less than 30 hours 23%
30 to less than 40 hours 16%
40 hours or more 16%

9. Did your facility department staff receive any facility-related training from an in-house training function in the past year? R=828
 
   
Yes 60%
No 40%
   

10. Did your facility department staff receive any training from vendors in the past year? R=825
 
   
Yes 69%
No 31%

11. Have you increased the use of online education and training in response to budget cuts in the past years? R=826
Yes, we have increased online training significantly 20%
Yes, we have increased online training somewhat 35%
No 45%

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