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Iowa NRCS Quality Assurance

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Iowa Quality Assurance Plan

Iowa NRCS Quality Assurance Plan (PDF, 300 KB) - provides for a consistent and coordinated statewide effort to ensure there is clear direction, effective training and disciplined follow-up while ensuring that NRCS employees have the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide high quality products and services to our customers.

Iowa BEST Team
(Bringing Excellence and Systems Together)

Quality Assurance Process Step Tables and Flowcharts

If you have any questions, would like to suggest future process step tables or flowcharts, or provide comments for Iowa NRCS Quality Assurance, contact Jennifer Dubendorf, Quality Assurance Leader, 515-323-2225.

Field Office Process Step Tables and Flowcharts
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Contracting
EQIP Application and Contract Development Processes (PDF)
Farm Bill Program Contracting (PDF)
Federal Architectural and Engineering (A&E) Formal Contracts (PDF)
Federal Non-Engineering Technical Assistance Formal Contracts (PDF)
Operation & Maintenance (O&M) for Conservation Practices with Sponsor Responsibility (PDF)
Payment Process for Easement Programs (AD-1161) (PDF)
Protracts Contract Modifications (PDF)

Planning/Technical
Conservation Compliance Status Reviews (PDF)
Conservation Compliance Status Reviews Flowchart (PDF)
Conservation Plan Development (9-Step Process) (PDF)
Conservation Practice Application - Agronomic (PDF)
Conservation Practice Application - Engineering (PDF)
CNMP Development Funds Flowchart (PDF)
Cultural Resources Determination Flowchart (PDF)
Cultural Resources Determination (PDF)
FOTG Additions or Revisions of Practice Standards (PDF)
Operation & Maintenance (O&M) for Conservation Practices with Sponsor Responsibility (PDF)
Plant Materials Flowchart (PDF)
Technical Determinations and Appeals Processes Flowchart (Wetlands; HEL) (PDF)
Watershed and Area-Wide Project Planning (PDF)
Wetland Determination Process Flowchart (PDF)
Wetland Determination for Potential Violations Flowchart (PDF)

Miscellaneous
Event Planning (PDF)
News Release Development (articles for all media) (PDF)
Outreach Training and Support (PDF)
Outreach Assistance to Customers (PDF)
Purchasing Flowchart (excluding office supplies) (PDF)
Purchasing Flowchart (IT, Vehicles and Furniture) (PDF)
RC&D Area Planning (PDF)
Space Needs Approval (PDF)
Talking Points (for speeches, interviews, etc...) Development (PDF)
VIP List Development (PDF)

State Office Process Step Tables and Flowcharts
Direct Charge Allocation (PDF)
Farm Bill Payment Processing (PDF)
Farm Bill Voucher Examination (PDF)
Federal Architectural and Engineering (A&E) Formal Contracts (PDF)
Federal Non-Engineering Technical Assistance Formal Contracts (PDF)
Purchasing Flowchart (excluding office supplies) (PDF)
Purchasing Flowchart (IT, Vehicles and Furniture) (PDF)
Space Needs Approval (PDF)
Soil Survey Database Updates Flowchart (PDF)