Questions about PCARSS?

NPMA Newsflash
Vol. 2018, Issue 12 March 21, 2018
Advance the profession of Asset Management through leadership in education, standards, compliance, and certifications.

March is Asset Management Awareness Month (AMAM)

You’re invited to join NPMA in celebrating Asset Management Awareness Month throughout the month of March. Register early for the final free webinar this month:

Thursday, March 29 at 2:00 Eastern
Disposition and Reutilization Panel | Moderated by Dr. Douglas Goetz
Register here

A complete list of activities is posted at http://www.npma.org/amam.

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Questions about PCARSS?

A free webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT.

This webinar will provide an overview of the PCARSS (Plant Clearance Automated Reutilization and Screening System) software presented by a DOD Plant Clearance Officer. Topics will include registering for a PCARSS account, entering an inventory schedule, required data elements, managing your workload, and disposition. Time will be provided at the end of the presentation for questions.

Register here!

New Class for Federal Government Property Managers in D.C.

Federal Government Property Management is a brand new 2 1/2 day- course that will prepare federal government property personnel for thinking at a management level. Participants will be introduced to each life cycle phase of property management from requirements gathering to final record closeout, with discussions of roles and responsibilities, process relationships, performance measures and impacts on sound property management. The class is structured to review rules and regulations, and to discuss an application process of how an organization implements the requirements into their own organization and governance structure.

Completion of the class will result in the award of 20 CEUs and a Federal Government Studies Certificate.

This course will be introduced May 21-23 in Washington, D.C. Review the full course description and register here.

Meet NPMA Member, Gina Gant, CPPA, Cochise Chapter

What advice for success would you give to someone who is new in asset management?
Jump in and join your local chapter, participate, and become an active member. Build your network and focus on making long lasting friends in NPMA. You are not going to know the answer to every scenario that may arise, but someone within the NPMA organization will.

What has NPMA done for your career?
NPMA has expanded my knowledge in asset management. Through NPMA, I was able to understand the importance of the work I was preforming and if my organization ever had a disapproved property system, how that would impact the jobs of many others in my company outside of asset management; almost like a domino effect, it would all come crashing down. NPMA has made me want to learn all I can and to continuously expand my knowledge. I am a Certified Professional Property Administrator (CPPA) and currently preparing to take my Certified Professional Property Manager (CPPM) exam. It has helped build my network of professionals who have done asset management for many years. I know who to reach out to for assistance and if I don’t know, they sure know.

Read the full interview.

Spring into action with The Property Professional!

If you’re like me, and have experienced a rough, cold winter, you are eagerly await spring’s arrival. The arrival of Spring brings with it spring cleaning- a great time of year to organize and prioritize in anticipation for upcoming warmer months.

Speaking of organizing and “cleaning-out” for Spring, have you been toying with an idea that you think would make an interesting topic for an article in The Property Professional but haven’t taken the time to organize your high-level thoughts? Perhaps you have been rolling several ideas around in your head but never decided which you’d like to further explore? Now is the perfect time to do that, and The Property Professional staff is here to help!

You, our readers, have such varied and interesting points of view, but it can sometimes seem daunting to write for a publication. The good news is that you don’t have to do this alone! The Property Professional staff can assist you throughout the entire process- from brainstorming topics, to getting your thoughts in order so that you can begin writing, to providing a review of what you’ve already written. We are here to work with you and provide as much, or as little, help as you need. No idea is a bad idea, and it’s your diverse topics and viewpoints that keep The Property Professional content fresh and relevant.

So, get those ideas out of your head! Reach out to one of our editors so that we can help you get started!

Meg Lombardo, Managing Editor of The Property Professional

 

Purchase a T-Shirt and Support the NPMA Foundation 

In celebration of 2018 Asset Management Awareness Month and in support of the NPMA Foundation, The Periodic Table of Property Management is now available for purchase on at-shirt throughout March only. All proceeds benefit the NPMA Foundation. 

https://www.customink.com/fundraising/npma2018  

Foundation Grants Open for the 2018 National Education Seminar until June 7

The window to submit a Foundation Grant application for the 2018 NES is open until June 7, 2018. This year’s NES is August 6-9 in Chicago. For information, and to submit an application, visit the NPMA Foundation web page. All grants are approved based on “first come – first served” basis for qualified applicants.

The 2018 National Education Seminar (NES) is scheduled August 6-9 in Chicago, Illinois.




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