Local Facilities Manager's Connection (LFMC) meeting recap highlights for October 2016 meeting
When: Thursday, October 20th, 2016 @ 8am – 930am
Host: Oregon Community Credit Union (OCCU)
Location: 2880 Chad Dr, Eugene, OR 97408
Topic: Human Resources Tips for Facilities Professionals
LFMC October 2016 meeting announcement and itinerary posted -
Meeting highlights with generic references covered in the recap video to acquire specifics of the meeting discussions please join us at our monthly LFMC meetings where facilities, maintenance and risk management professionals gather for peer to peer networking, education and discussion.
Our sponsor for this month is BELFOR Property Restoration
Check out the BELFOR youtube page – to get an idea of the type of work that their
company does. BELFOR helps facilities recover after water and fire related damages,
small water damages from a leaking pipe to sewage clean up from a back up issue, BELFOR
is restoring more than property.
Meeting discussion included:
Back up power, generators, energy vendors, fuel management, diesel spoilage, regional disaster preparation and response, vendor management, crisis management, preventative maintenance, communication of facilities values, organizational buy in, project approval processes, recommendations, inspections, facilities team structure, square footage managed, maintenance process, ergonomics, lighting, corrective maintenance systems (CMS), daily maintenance goals, work huddles, work prioritization, goals, mission, vision, values, etc.
Opening Discussion & Announcements:
Our meeting kicked off with a hearty discussion about back up power and how many of the facilities are structured to deal with power outages as well as considerations for any type of regional disaster. Discussed local vendors that provide rental services, national vendors that make promises to provide preferential service to organizations (ie how many organizations are they making that promise to). Another consideration being that whether you have your own units or rent units, how will you get fuel in an incident. Those organizations that store fuel have to consider the shelf life of fuel and diesel (algae and spoiling).
Discussed crisis management vs preventative maintenance and that even though we are not directly in sales as facilities professionals we have to sell our recommendations to get projects green lit and funded. One discussion was to utilize inspectors and vendors to compose recommendations to provide back up to executives for decisions. One facilities manager mentioned going as far as having the fire marshal or electrical inspector (for example) write you a warning to support your recommendations.
Question was asked by membership regarding structure of facilities team and amount of square footage managed:
Main Topic Presentation & Discussion:
As VP of HR and Organizational Development at Oregon Community Credit Union our esteemed host Angela Peacor (SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCUE) will share her insights regarding Human Resources Tips for Facilities Professionals. Angela has been with OCCU for 20 years and working in the HR field for 17 of those years with the organization. Angela has had responsibilities directly as well as indirectly for facilities management which puts her in the unique position of understanding areas which facilities, maintenance and risk professionals need to know when it comes to personnel interactions. Oregon Community Credit Union, like many of our LFMC organizations, has experienced a high level of growth in recent years which creates opportunities and challenges for the organization related to people management, systems optimization and best practices. Angela will provide a brief presentation and will open the forum for questions and discussion amongst those LFMC members in attendance.
Our next LFMC monthly meeting will be Thursday, November 17, 2016 8am – 930am at Peace Health River Bend Annex (not the hospital) in the Rainier conference room located at 123 International Way Springfield, OR. LFMC member Tamara Miller who serves as the manager of property management with Peace Health, will share her insights and experience regarding Leasing Tips and Traps for Facilities Professionals.
We are planning to have an evening tour and LFMC social for our December meeting, stay tuned for more details.
01/18/18 at Oregon Research Institute
Many thanks to this months sponsor:
Providing education and training that will help individuals and teams develop in their facilities, maintenance and risk related goals