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Training Budgets: FM Survey Offers Benchmarks





By Edward Sullivan, Editor  
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By Edward Sullivan, Editor   Facilities Management

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In March and April 2015, Building Operating Management conducted an email survey of facility managers on the subject of facility department training budgets. Responses totaled 915. The following budget and planning information for facility department training is drawn from that survey. Some totals may not add to 100 percent because of rounding.

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=802
Decreased by 5 percent or more: 10%
Decreased by less than 5 percent: 4%
Stayed the same: 67%
Increased by less than 5 percent: 11%
Increased by 5 percent or more: 8%

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=803
None: 12% 
Less than $200: 13%
$200 to less than $500: 17%                            
$500 to less than $1,000: 18%
$1,000 to less than $2,000: 17%
$2,000 or more: 23%    

3.  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 supervisory/management employee? R=804
None: 12% 
Less than $200: 12%
$200 to less than $500: 16%                            
$500 to less than $1,000: 19%
$1,000 to less than $2,000: 18%
$2,000 or more: 23%

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=868
Included in the training budget: 54%
Separate line items: 46%

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=808
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=203
Less than 10 hours: 14%
10 to less than 20 hours: 35%
20 to less than 30 hours: 23%
30 to less than 40 hours: 9%
40 hours or more: 19%

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=804
Yes: 27%       
No: 73%

8. What is your department’s target for hours of training each supervisory/management employee should receive each year? R=217
Less than 10 hours: 13%
10 to less than 20 hours: 29%
20 to less than 30 hours: 23%
30 to less than 40 hours: 13%
40 hours or more:  22%

9. Did your facility department staff receive any facility-related training from an in-house training function in the past year? R=878
Yes:  67%       
No: 33%

10. Did your facility department staff receive any training from vendors in the past year? R=877
Yes: 74%       
No: 26%

11. Have you increased the use of online education and training in the past years? R=879
Yes, increased online training significantly: 29%
Yes, increased online training somewhat: 40%
No: 31%


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