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ERIC Number: EJ1017874
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0882-7249
FPI 2013: Approaching the Finish Line
Kinnaman, Maggie
Facilities Manager, v29 n6 p52-53 Nov-Dec 2013
Maggie Kinnaman is an APPA Emeritus Member, APPA Fellow, and Past APPA President. In this article she provides helpful tips for completing the APPA Facilities Performance Indicators (FPI) survey for 2013, which closed on December 16, 2013. She began by calling attention to some enhancements that have been added this past year, and encouraged readers to take a look at new additions. She also encouraged readers to request another additional new report to help participants identify missing data, or data that has been filled in with a zero. Many participants have requested such a report to help them identify what might be missing in their data set. Participants may look at the home page of the survey and see the % complete gauge at something less than 100 percent and wonder what they might have missed. This new report provided a "reality check" prior to submittal of the final survey data. Missing data should be the primary focus of this report, but data points with input of zero should also be checked. Some of that input may be totally valid, but other data points might have been marked zero in error. Before final submission of the survey, Kinnamon recommended that submitters look at their live reports carefully and use them to tell the story participants have been telling on their campus. She remarked that sound credible, FPI data can help your story to be backed up appropriately. Data accuracy in the FPI survey is transformed into a credible report that assists facility managers in telling key campus decision makers of the state of the largest capital assets on any campus, namely buildings and infrastructure.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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