The Department of Facilities Management maintains, operates, services, cleans, and repairs County properties and operating equipment. The Department also provides the personnel and supervision needed to remodel, rehabilitate, construct, and install the various facilities, offices, equipment, and devices needed to keep all properties functioning.
Facilities Management is charged with maintaining the County’s physical plant, which is comprised of approximately eleven million square feet. These facilities include: the Cook County Jail complex, Cook County Criminal Courts & Administration Building, Cook County Building, five suburban courthouses (Bridgeview, Markham, Maywood, Skokie, and Rolling Meadows), Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, Domestic Violence Courthouse, Forensic Institute, Hawthorne Warehouse, and Rockwell Warehouse.
The Department of Facilities Management strives to provide both cost effective and efficient service to all departments in Cook County. The Department maintains a safe and user friendly environment with enhanced information access.
2016 Energy Curtailment – The Department of Facilities Management, exceeded the set commitment/goal by 53%!---This translates into $$!
Congratulations to the DFM Operating Engineers and Skilled Trades involved in this tremendous effort to reduce energy usage at peak times. Thank you County Tenants and Departments for your support and understanding.
21st Century Technology – New facilities management, cloud based, work order system went live. The system allows for improved accountability, productivity, transparency, and sustainability in serving the public, departments, and tenants.
100% Substantial Compliance with the Department of Justice Agreed Order –Sustained compliance with Authority Having Jurisdiction
Substantial overtime reduction in 2016. – Received 2016 NACO Award
In 2016 Facilities Management has completed over 130,000 work orders
Facilities Management received a 4.1 average score on Tenant Surveys in 2016.
Providing in-house projects to various Cook County Departments providing for them to perform their mission and reach their goals.
Social Responsibility – Received 2016 NACO Award
Chicago Public Schools Shadow Day – December 2016
DFM partners with CPS to give students an insight and exposure into the skilled trades working here at Cook County.
Juvenile Temporary Detention Center Painter’s Pre-Vocational training – Established in 2015 continues nurturing and exposing detained youth with a hands-on experience in a skilled trade and insight into others trades.
MIKVA Challenge – Started in 2015 and ongoing.
DFM partners with the Mikva Challenge, Juvenile Justice Council to collaborating with youth to be informed, empowered, and active citizens and community leaders for justice involved youth.
Furthering Sustainability - Salvage Services
DFM has developed a system that will allow Cook County Departments, non-profit organizations, and private citizens to obtain County salvage for their use through the Procurement Surplus Website. The mindset is to reuse before deciding to purchase new. This is considered a sustainability initiative. We encourage you to Repurpose and Reuse!