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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Executive Services

Strategic and Operational Planning

Seven review teams consisting of Central Office staff, augmented by regional Corrections Action Teams (CATs), annually develop draft revisions to the Agency Strategic Plan (ASP). The final plan is published after review and approval by executive management and the Office of the Governor. In keeping with the DC's continuous quality improvement initiative, maximum feasible employee participation in the development of the annual plan is attempted each year. Typically, about 90-100 employees are involved in the drafting of the plan.

Seven Priority Issues

The seven priority issues appearing in the Strategic Plan for 1997-2002 are arranged in a new priority order, based on guidance from executive management. The current priority order is:

Issue 1: Ensuring Public Safety by Effective Custody and Supervision of Offenders

Issue 2: Programs Contributing to Recidivism Reduction and Maximizing Offenders' Skills

Issue 3: Effective Resource Acquisition and Use

Issue 4: Increasing Productivity through Continuous Quality Improvement

Issue 5: Develop Partnerships with Public and Private Agencies to Further Accomplishments of the department's Mission

Issue 6: Effective Communication with Department Staff and the Public

Issue 7: Efficient and Effective Use of Technology to Improve Timeliness and Accuracy in Department Administration

Emphasis is consistently placed on thorough descriptions of the current and future conditions surrounding each issue.

Comprehensive statistics underpin the plan's narrative components and provide future projections. Key indicators that establish baselines useful for estimating accomplishment measure progress toward Strategic Plan objectives.

Operational Plan

The department continues to move forward in operational planning, which is that level of planning that sets forth the action steps necessary to accomplish the ASP strategies. Central Office units assigned lead responsibility for ensuring that ASP strategies are accomplished have developed draft operational plans. The implementation of operational plans department-wide remains the ultimate goal of this effort.

If you would like to receive the most recent copy of the Strategic Plan please send your full address to:

Florida Department of Corrections
Bureau of Executive Development
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, Fl 32399-2500
Attn: Charles Hazelip