April 2022: Government Relations and FM Advocacy

Advocacy for the facility management profession is more important than ever. With the disruption caused by the pandemic, and the push towards a more sustainable future, facility managers need to actively engage in conversations with policy and lawmakers to help shape the future of FM. This collection of government-related content will help you understand more about IFMA's Advocacy Day, energy policy, how to engage with your congressperson and more.

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Congress Speaker Invitation
An easy-to-use template to request a congressperson speak at your event. Just fill out the event details and what you would like the congressperson to speak about at your event.

IFMA Advocacy Day 2020 Presentation
IFMA Advocacy Day 2020 slide deck that covers the state of IFMA Government Affairs and presentations by elected officials on how they will support the built environment.

WE Case Study: GSA
The US General Services Administration (GSA) rightsized to align workspaces with business goals. Review their strategy for gathering data through workplace engagement activities, and key results of zoned workspaces and flexible work implementation.

Energy Policy in the Next Congress
Congressman Inslee explores issues and legislative measures to increase energy efficiency and reduce dependency on dirty fossil fuels as well as the FM's role in these important processes.

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USGSA—Rocky Mountain Region: Case Study
In 2010 the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) redesigned its regional headquarters in Denver, Colorado into a mobile workspace that accommodated multiple work styles. Review their process for workplace reconfiguration and change management.

GSA Innovative Workplaces: Benefits and Best Practices
The GSA’s Office of Government wide Policy (OGP) identifies workplace support trends, discusses the evolution of the federal workplace and outlines the benefits of innovative approaches by presenting case studies on successful federal implementations.

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