Operational planning guides the Department in setting priorities and accomplishing what needs to be done to fulfill our mission. It assists DPR management in implementing, monitoring, and budgeting program activities within and across reporting units. (A reporting unit is a branch within a division or an office within the Executive Office.) In this way, operational planning ensures that program activities are best positioned to achieve strategic results.
We use operational planning to identify the responsibilities and resources needed to accomplish Department priorities this fiscal year, and as a measure of our accomplishments. Since our responsibilities and resources are not static, we must periodically update our plans to address changing program needs. Branch Chiefs and Assistant Directors meet at least twice a year with the Director and Chief Deputy Director to discuss progress on performance goals, and possible adjustments of priorities and workload.
Operational Plan for Fiscal Year 2015/16, PDF (92 kb)
- Challenge and Change:, PDF (1.8 mb) A Progressive Approach to Pesticide Regulation in California (1993)
- "Improving Efficiency and Effectiveness", PDF (227 kb) (performance improvement initiatives by DPR from 1991 through 2002, Chapter 12 excerpted from the AB780 report to the Legislature, January 2003)
- Regulatory Improvement Initiative: "Strawman" Proposals to Improve California’s Pesticide Regulatory Program (1995)
- "Roles and Responsibilities, PDF (264 kb) " (differences in the roles of U.S. EPA and the States in regulating pesticides, DPR’s unique focus, Chapter 3 excerpted from the AB780 report to the Legislature, January 2003)
- Environmental Protection Indicators for California (EPIC), tracking environmental conditions over time, a project of CalEPA, the Resources Agency, and the Department of Health Services.
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Lora K. Daniels
1001 I Street, P.O. Box 4015
Sacramento, CA 95812-4015
Phone: (916) 445-1523