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Managing for Excellence - Final Products

Many reports and products will be generated during the Managing for Excellence Project. When these products are ready for your review and comment, they will be listed as a Draft Product. Once products have been updated and approved by Reclamation management for implementation, they will be listed as a Final Product on this page. Please check back regularly, as new products can be posted at any time.

Reports
Managing for Excellence Action Plan
Managing for Excellence Concluding Report

RELATIONSHIPS WITH CUSTOMERS AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS Date Posted:
Action Item 1 Strengthen relationships with customers and stakeholders  
  Decision Memorandum and Final Report 3/5/08
Action Item 2 Make available the Reclamation Manual  
  Reclamation Manual Website 6/7/06
  Reclamation Stakeholders Letter 6/7/06
  Decision Memorandum and Final Recommendations 10/24/06
Action Item 3 Revise policy development to consider transparency and value added  
  Temporary Release: Mandatory Reclamation-wide Requirements and the Directives System 7/22/06
  Temporary Release: Managing the Reclamation Manual 7/22/06
  Directives and Standards: Request for Waiver from a Reclamation Manual Requirement and Approval/Disapproval of the Request 7/22/06
  Decision Memorandum and Final Recommendations 10/24/06

POLICIES AND ORGANIZATION Date Posted:
Action Item 4 Identify Decision Making Process Gaps  
  Decision Memorandum 2/26/07
  Final Recommendations 2/2/07
  Final Report 2/5/07
Action Item 5 Revise delegations of authority  
  Decision Memorandum and Final Recommendations 10/24/06
Action Item 6 Identify policy gaps  
  Decision Memorandum and Final Recommendations 12/04/06
 

Inventory of Reclamation Manual Policy and Directive and Standard Development Efforts

12/04/06
Action Item 7 Expedite policy for identified gaps  
  Decision Memorandum and Final Recommendations 5/21/07
Action Item 8 Alternative scenarios  
  Decision Memorandum and Final Recommendations 6/6/07


ENGINEERING AND DESIGN SERVICES Date Posted:
Action Item 9 Workload evaluation  
  Decision Memorandum and Final Report 10/24/06
Action Item 10 Evaluate workload in terms of commercial, commercial core and inherently governmental  
Decision Memorandum and Final Recommendations 12/08/06
  Final Report 12/08/06
Action Item 11 Analyze cost of in-house and outsourced commercial workload  
  Decision Memorandum and Final Report 1/30/08
Action Item 12 Right-sizing  
  Decision Memorandum 3/5/08
  Final Report 3/5/08
Action Item 13 Analyze alternative funding for Technical Services Center  
  Decision Memorandum 7/30/08
  Final Report 7/30/08
Action Items 14 & 15 Implement design, estimating and oversight functions, policies and procedures for oversight of design and construction estimates  
  Decision Memorandum and Final Recommendations 11/17/06
Action Item 16 Engineering standards  
  Decision Memorandum and Final Recommendations 1/19/07
  Final Report 1/29/07

MAJOR REPAIR CHALLENGES Date Posted:
Action Item 17 Loan guarantees  
  Decision Memorandum 10/30/06
Action Item 18 Develop process to determine need for major repairs  
  Decision Memorandum and Final Recommendations 1/31/07
  Final Report 1/29/07
  Reclamation Manual Directives and Standards 1/29/07
Action Item 19 Add value to major repairs  
  Decision Memorandum 2/2/07
  Final Report 2/1/07

PROJECT MANAGEMENT Date Posted:
Action Items 20-23 Project Management  
  Decision Memorandum 1/9/07
  Introduction to Project Management 1/29/07
  Final Report 4/3/07
  Project Management Training Resources 4/18/07
Action Item 24 Establish and maintain contracting repository  
  Decision Memorandum and Final Recommendations 1/9/07
  Acquisition and Assistance Management Division Website 1/10/07


ASSET SUSTAINMENT Date Posted:
Action Item 25 Financial status reporting for all infrastructure  
  Decision Memorandum and Final Recommendations 1/19/07
Action Items 26 & 27 Transfer and outsource opportunities for operation and maintenance (O&M)  
  Decision Memorandum and Final Recommendations 11/29/07
Action Item 28 Find opportunities for title transfer  
  Decision Memorandum 3/23/07
Action Items 29 & 30 Analyze the effectiveness of Operation and Maintenance (O&M) planning; Integrate Operation and Maintenance (O&M) planning into the budget process  
  Decision Memorandum and Final Recommendations 3/23/07
  Final Report 1/3/07
Action Item 31 Benchmark Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of water storage and distribution facilities  
  Decision Memorandum 1/14/08
  Final Report [file size: 10.8MB] 1/14/08

RESEARCH AND LABORATORY SERVICES Date Posted:
Action Items 32 & 33 Identify opportunities for using retaining, consolidating, or eliminating  
  Decision Memorandum and Final Recommendations 1/30/08
  Final Report 12/17/07
Action Items 34 & 35 PART goal implementation for research and development; Re-evaluate the steering committee to increase core mission research and development  
  Decision Memorandum (Team 34) 1/30/08
  Decision Memorandum (Team 35) 3/23/07
  Final Report (Team 34 & 35) 1/30/08
Action Item 36 Assess National Academy of Science's desalination review  
  Decision Memorandum 1/30/08

HUMAN RESOURCES/WORKFORCE Date Posted:
Action Item 37 Identify staff positions that require collaboration skills  
  Decision Memorandum and Final Recommendations 10/24/06
Action Items 38 & 39 Collaborative competencies  
  Decision Memorandum 4/3/2007
Action Item 40 Evaluate succession training program  
  Decision Memorandum
11/29/07
  Final Report 12/5/07
Action Item 41 Workforce succession planning  
  Decision Memorandum 5/4/07
  Workforce and Succession Plan 5/9/07

Last Updated: June 19, 2012