Legislation in the 1990s (SB 1082, Chapter 418, Statutes of 1993; AB 2711, Chapter 779, Statutes of 1994) required California State agencies to develop strategic plans, measurable performance objectives, and continuous improvement processes.
Strategic planning is critical to making state government programs and operations more efficient and effective. The strategic planning process produces fundamental decisions and actions that shape and guide what an organization is, what it does, and why it does it. A key byproduct of this planning is the strategic plan--a blueprint for future programmatic direction.
Strategic plans are revisited and revised periodically.
DPR Strategic Plans
- 2013 Strategic Plan, PDF (3.1 mb)
- About strategic planning at DPR, PDF (41 kb) - an excerpt from the 2001Guide to Pesticide Regulation in California
- 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)
- Strategic Planning Guidelines, PDF (230 kb) - (1998 Department of Finance publication)
- 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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