Provide exceptional total lifecycle management for all County facilities and facility-related support functions in order to enable the County to deliver efficient and effective services to the citizens.
Facilities Management is recognized as the best practice model for efficient, sustainable, agile, and high-quality facility operation, maintenance, and engineering services through a workload and requirement driven budget. This is achieved by developing and maintaining a total lifecycle plan for each County facilities asset that focuses on exceeding industry standard conditions through preventative maintenance performance, targeted investment strategies, and on time, on budget, execution of a capital improvement program.
- Maximize the quality and timeliness of services provided within authorized operating and capital budgets.
- Maintain core services currently provided to its end users.
- Expand and enhance the use of technology within the Division in order to improve efficiency, communications and responsiveness.
- Identify energy cost savings through energy conservation initiatives.
- Minimize overhead costs and standardize overhead rates to maximize cost effective use of County resources in capital project management.
- Continue implementation of the County-wide sanitary sewer monitoring and maintenance program, stormwater management and NR-216 permit administration, and promote transition for maintenance program monitoring to jurisdictional departments.
- Continue application of Guaranteed Energy Savings Performance Contracting (GESPC) to appropriate County buildings and continue implementation of the County’s Green Print Initiatives.
- Continue implementation of the County’s inventory of facilities and increase the utilization of this information for maintenance, assessments, and future capital planning.
The Director’s Office provides centralized strategic facilities planning, budget analysis, and support functions throughout the County. Within the Department of Administrative Services, the Business Office provides oversight of the budget, revenue tracking, contract coordination, records retention, and centralized accounting. This group ensures adherence to revenue and expenditure targets through responsible budget management.
Facilities Maintenance provides operation & maintenance functions for properties under direct control of the Department of Administrative Services. The Operation & Maintenance services include:
- Property Management
- Refuse and Waste Disposal
- Grounds Maintenance
- Snow Removal
- Mail Distribution
- Preventative Maintenance
- Service/Work Order Request Completion
- Minor Maintenance
- Major Maintenance
- Capital Project Programming
Facilities Maintenance is the steward of County owned properties including the Courthouse Complex (Courthouse, Safety Building, Criminal Justice Facility, St. Anthony’s, Medical Examiner, 6th & State Parking Area and the surface lot located at the former Annex site), County Grounds buildings (Child Adolescent Treatment Center (CATC) and Vel R Phillips Juvenile Justice Center), City Campus, Muirdale Building and the electric and water systems on the County Grounds.
Architectural, Engineering and Environmental Services (AE&ES) is responsible for providing Architectural Services, Civil Engineering/Site Development, Construction Management, Environmental Services, Airport Engineering, and various support services such as, facilities assessment and County-wide building and grounds record archives. Click here for more information about AE&ES.
The Office of Sustainability provides guidance, management, and development of sustainability functions related to the County’s building and infrastructure assets and coordinates county-wide sustainability efforts. The Office is responsible for the implementation of the County’s Green Print Initiative. Click here for more information about Sustainability.
Facilities Management contracts with over 250 vendors totaling $17.5 million dollars. Services under contract range from materials and supplies necessary to maintain seamless operations to services that help maintain operational efficiencies.
The Division is currently spearheading a Consolidated Facilities Planning initiative for Milwaukee County facilities. The Committee is reviewing the entire portfolio for funding requirement analysis, space review, and identifying operating efficiencies. The goal of this effort is to ensure the County is providing the highest quality facilities environment for both the citizens of Milwaukee and the employees of Milwaukee County. This is a continuous effort that will see a strategic vision that was initiated in 2012 become a 21st Century reality all citizens of the County can be proud of.
Facilities Management was also one of the first divisions in County government to support the County's Green Print Initiatives by retrofitting the Courthouse with energy efficient lighting and automated shut-off switches.