[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 124, 111th Congress, 2nd Session]
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Public Law 111-308
111th Congress

An Act


 
To provide for the training of Federal building personnel, and for other
purposes. <>

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <>
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Federal Buildings Personnel Training
Act of 2010''.
SEC. 2. TRAINING OF FEDERAL BUILDING PERSONNEL.

(a) Identification of Core Competencies.--
Not <>  later than 18 months
after the date of enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter, the
Administrator of General Services, in consultation with representatives
of relevant professional societies, industry associations, and
apprenticeship training providers, and after providing notice and an
opportunity for comment, shall identify the core competencies necessary
for Federal personnel performing building operations and maintenance,
energy management, safety, and design functions to comply with
requirements under Federal law. The core competencies identified shall
include competencies relating to building operations and maintenance,
energy management, sustainability, water efficiency, safety (including
electrical safety), and building performance measures.

(b) Designation of Relevant Courses, Certifications, Degrees,
Licenses, and Registrations.--The Administrator, in consultation with
representatives of relevant professional societies, industry
associations, and apprenticeship training providers, shall identify a
course, certification, degree, license, or registration to demonstrate
each core competency, and for ongoing training with respect to each core
competency, identified for a category of personnel specified in
subsection (a).
(c) Identified Competencies.--An individual shall demonstrate each
core competency identified by the Administrator under subsection (a) for
the category of personnel that includes such
individual. <>  An individual shall demonstrate each
core competency through the means identified under subsection (b) not
later than one year after the date on which such core competency is
identified under subsection (a) or, if the date of hire of such
individual occurs after the date of such identification, not later than
one year after such date of hire. In the case of an individual hired for
an employment period not to exceed one year, such individual shall
demonstrate each core competency at the start of the employment period.

(d) Continuing Education.--The Administrator, in consultation with
representatives of relevant professional societies, industry

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associations, and apprenticeship training providers, shall develop or
identify comprehensive continuing education courses to ensure the
operation of Federal buildings in accordance with industry best
practices and standards.
(e) Curriculum With Respect to Facility Management and Operation of
High-Performance Buildings.--Not <>  later than 18
months after the date of enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter,
the Administrator, acting through the head of the Office of Federal
High-Performance Green Buildings, and the Secretary of Energy, acting
through the head of the Office of Commercial High-Performance Green
Buildings, in consultation with the heads of other appropriate Federal
departments and agencies and representatives of relevant professional
societies, industry associations, and apprenticeship training providers,
shall develop a recommended curriculum relating to facility management
and the operation of high-performance buildings.

(f) Applicability of This Section to Functions Performed Under
Contract.--Training <>  requirements under this
section shall apply to non-Federal personnel performing building
operations and maintenance, energy management, safety, and design
functions under a contract with a Federal department or agency. A
contractor shall provide training to, and certify the demonstration of
core competencies for, non-Federal personnel in a manner that is
approved by the Administrator.

Approved December 14, 2010.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 3250:
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SENATE REPORTS: No. 111-212 (Comm. on Environment and Public Works).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 156 (2010):
July 20, considered and passed Senate.
Dec. 1, considered and passed House.