Has your municipality experienced asset management knowledge loss due to retirements or staff turnover? 

Are you interested in institutionalizing knowledge to ensure asset management processes and experiences are retained, shared and built upon for years to come, ensuring momentum is not lost? 

Read our Preserving Asset Management Knowledge tip sheet. You’ll find strategies to help you ensure that critical asset management expertise and insights are retained within the organization, even as personnel changes. Developed with several municipal roles in mind, this resource shares tips related to:​​​​​​

  • Integrating asset management considerations into community planning
  • The importance of periodically reviewing all asset management roles to identify gaps
  • How to create and follow standardized approaches to ensure asset management data and processes are documented consistently
  • Taking advantage of external resources and support
  • Developing offboarding plans to retain knowledge amongst personnel changes

Who are these tips for?

These tips were developed to support any municipal staff member directly or indirectly involved with asset management processes or organizational knowledge retention. Staff in the following roles may find the tips especially helpful:  

  • Head administrators
  • Asset management leads
  • Human resources staff

Download the tip sheet today

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This resource was developed by the Municipal Asset Management Program(MAMP). 

MAMP is designed to help Canadian municipalities strengthen their infrastructure investment decisions based on reliable data and sound asset management practices. This eight-year, $110-million program is funded by the Government of Canada and delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. It is being implemented in partnership with municipal, provincial and territorial associations and other key stakeholders.

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