||As stewards of a national resource, the
Department of Energy is using the
Facilities Information Management System (FIMS) to assist us in
managing our corporate physical assets. FIMS is the Department's corporate
real property database for real property as required by DOE Order 430.1B Real
Property Asset Management order. The system provides the Department with
an accurate inventory and management tool that assists with planning and
managing all real property assets. The system is relied upon by DOE
Headquarters for making daily management decisions as they relate to
utilization, disposition, condition, mission dependency, and
maintenance. Real property includes land and anything
permanently affixed to it, such as buildings, fences, and building fixtures
(lights, plumbing, heating and air conditioning, etc). Complete and
accurate information on real property holdings is critical to the Department for
managing facilities and reporting to the Federal Real Property Profile (FRPP)
which is managed by the General Services Administration (GSA), Office of
Management and Budget (OMB), Congress, and the taxpayers.
data elements within FIMS are sponsored by various Headquarters program
offices. As a data element sponsor, the program offices are responsible
for defining the data element, providing guidance, and justifying the need to
collect the data within FIMS. Information is tracked on an individual
asset basis. The data is organized by ownership which includes DOE Owned,
DOE Leased, DOE Ingrant, Contractor Leased, Contractor License, Institutional
Control, Permit, GSA Owned and GSA Leased.
FIMS provides DOE and contractor personnel with online access to DOE facility
information. It is an important asset management and planning tool for DOE
Headquarters and Sites.
New Executive Order 13514 (10/05/09)
Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance
Energy Bill Deliverables (8/28/05)
This document outlines
the requirements, deliverables, and deadlines for the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
Federal Real Property Council (4/01/05)
The Federal Real
Property Council (FRPC) was established by the President in 2004 with
Executive Order 13327. Various data is
need for each federal agency real property asset in order for the FRPC to meet
its objectives. DOE is supporting the effort by using the corporate FIMS real
property system to provide the requested data.
Intelligent Sustainment and Renewal of DOE Facilities and Infrastructure
The National Research Council of the National Academies has published a report
entitled, "Intelligent Sustainment and
Renewal of Department of Energy Facilities and Infrastructure". Hard
copies of the report have already been distributed to the HQ program offices.
President Bush's fiscal year 2004 budget has put all federal agencies on notice
that the administration will place increased attention on the management of
billions of dollars worth of property, inventories and loans. There will
also be increased emphasis on the need for effective inventory systems with
accurate information. If you wish to read a recent article from Government
Executive Magazine on Asset Management, click
here. Also, there is a section from the fiscal year 2003 budget,
Accountability, that may be of interest as well.
DOE Order 430.1B RPAM (Updated: 2/8/08)
The directive establishes an integrated corporate-level, performance based
approach to the life cycle management of our real property assets. It
links real property asset planning, programming, budgeting and evaluation of the
Department's multi-faceted missions. Successful implementation of this
order will enable the Department to carry out our stewardship responsibilities,
and will ensure that our facilities and infrastructure are property sized and in
a condition to meet our mission requirements to day and in the future. A
link to this order is provided below as well as the signed implementation memo.
Signed Implementation RPAM Memorandum