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NRCS California Strategic Goals 3 & 4

 

Strategic Goal 3: Quality of Operations       
Quality will be assured in all operational areas of the agency.

 

Strategic goal-3Objective 3.1
Deliver technical services and financial assistance in a timely manner.

Strategic Actions:

  • Simplify and efficiently deliver conservation program assistance to customers.
  • Reduce, streamline, or re-assign repetitive administrative and reporting functions and time consuming technical activities, such as the National Resource Inventory and Ecological Site Descriptions.
  • Increase investments in human resources to strengthen the quality and delivery of products and services.
  • Adopt mobile technologies to improve communication while effectively delivering products and services to customers.

Objective 3.2
Identify areas that need process improvement.

Strategic Actions:

  • Strengthen the feedback mechanism between field staff and customers to state leadership and program managers.
  • Identify inconsistencies in program delivery between offices, counties, and regions, as well as, amongst technical and program staff.
  • Ensure that program support software is fully operational and field ready prior to delivery.

Outcomes:

  • Technical staff is allowed more time to develop quality planning products using the best assessment tools while adhering to consistent program guidance. 
  • Quality of conservation planning activities results in program contracts that are technically justified and implemented on schedule. 
  • Customer feedback shows high satisfaction with timeliness and technical quality of service provided. 

 

Strategic Goal 4: Partnership Relationships
Build and strengthen partnerships with agriculture and conservation coalitions to meet common priorities.

 

Strategic goal-4Objective 4.1
Maximize relationships to increase leveraging and sharing of resources.

Strategic Actions: 

  • Assist field offices to identify and build relationships with existing and new partners.
  • Help build and support coalitions of public and private partners based on ecologic and            industry needs.
  • Increase collaboration and participation in field days and technical workshops organized by conservation partners.
  • Support the allotment of time to build and strengthen state, regional, and local relationships with existing or new stakeholders.

Outcomes:
Complex environmental problems are addressed with the help of new and existing partnerships which enables:

  • Efficient use of staff and leverages financial and technical resources more effectively
  • Improves technical transfer with proven, partnered approaches.

 

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NRCS California 4 Year Strategic Plan Fiscal Years 2015-2018 (PDF; 1.3 MB)