Skip Navigation


Strategic and Performance Planning Division

Machelle Simmons, Director

The Strategic and Performance Planning Division (SPPD) provides support to ensure effective and efficient use of Agency resources by:

  • Conducting strategic and performance planning activities;
  • Identifying, monitoring, and reporting progress toward planned performance goals and actions; and
  • Implementing continuous process improvement. 

What we do is help NRCS focus on a basic planning process in management just like we do with natural resources:  Plan the Work, Work the Plan, and Evaluate using these guiding principles:

  1. Use sound data and economic analysis to increase efficiency and effectiveness
  2. Use performance information to guide decision-making
  3. Foster collaboration and innovative networks to meet emerging challenges

We will be posting more information on NRCS planning and performance process here in the coming weeks and on our documents page.