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Conservation Delivery Streamlining Initiative. Streamlining Delivery of Conservation Assistance. October 2011. Dave White Chief, USDA-NRCS. For more information: www.nrcs.usda.gov search “CDSI”. Background

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Conservation Delivery Streamlining Initiative

Streamlining Delivery

of Conservation Assistance

October 2011

Dave White

Chief, USDA-NRCS

For more information:

www.nrcs.usda.gov

search “CDSI”


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  • Background

  • Analysis began in 2009 and NRCS Conservation Delivery Streamlining Initiative (CDSI) was formalized in 2010 to:

    • Increase technical staff time in the field with landowners

    • Simplify conservation delivery – for landowners & employees

    • Ensure science-based conservation assistance

    • Streamline business processes

    • Integrate and improve information technology

    • Enhance financial management and accountability


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Conservation Delivery Streamlining Initiative

CDSI uses today’s technology and streamlined, integrated business processes to improve conservation delivery. It is :

  • Good for Landowners

  • 75% of technical staff time spent in the field with landowners

  • Simplified, streamlined processes make conservation easier

  • Improved, increased science-based conservation planning

    • Integrated technical and financial assistance delivery

  • Expedited delivery of financial assistance

  • 24/7 online access

  • “Mobile” field office reduces need for travel

  • Good for NRCS

    • Ability to track and report environmental outcomes

    • Improved financial accountability

  • Good for healthy working lands

  • More conservation on the ground


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Conservation Delivery Streamlining Initiative

Current Process *most steps performed by NRCS technical staff

Landowner completes application & signs

Eligibility determined

Schedule appt.

Landowner drives to NRCS office

Start field planning

Eligibility issues resolved

Rank tentative practices in office

WAIT

WAIT

WAIT

WAIT

WAIT

Landowner signs contract

WAIT

START

Batching period

Contract developed

Final planning

Schedule appt.

Landowner signs final plan

Landowner signs ranking


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Conservation Delivery Streamlining Initiative

Future Process

Landowner applies for assistance online

Plan is developed & ranked

Plan finalized

Plan implemented

START

Administrative/clerical support tasks either automated or handled through centralized support staff

  • Landowners have the option to apply, review documents, and sign documents online or in person, either in the office or field


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Conservation Delivery Streamlining Initiative


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Conservation Delivery Streamlining Initiative

CDSI Strategies:

1. Streamline Business Processes

2. Align IT with Business Needs

3. Fully Integrate Science & Tools

4. Simplify Financial Assistance

5. Client-Focused Products & Services


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Conservation Delivery Streamlining Initiative

Reduce steps and eliminate unnecessary tasks

1. Streamline Business Processes

Automate workflow

2. Align IT with Business Needs

Integrate technical and financial assistance

3. Fully Integrated Science & Tools

4. Simplify Financial Assistance

5. Client-Focused Products & Services


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Conservation Delivery Streamlining Initiative

Aligning IT around business needs will result in integrated technology and 24/7 online access

Enable mobile computing

1. Streamline Business Processes

Integrated technical and financial assistance tools

2. Align IT with Business Needs

Integrate GIS technology

3. Fully Integrate Science & Tools

4. Simplify Financial Assistance

5. Client-Focused Products & Services


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Conservation Delivery Streamlining Initiative

Science and technology will streamline planning processes and document environmental outcomes

1. Streamlined Business Processes

Minimize data entry

2. Align IT with Business Needs

Simplify plan criteria

3. Fully Integrate Science & Tools

Measure & report outcomes

4. Simplify Financial Assistance

5. Client-Focused Products & Services


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Conservation Delivery Streamlining Initiative

Integrated technology and realigned administrative support will result in more timely financial assistance

1. Streamline Business Processes

Centralize administrative support

2. Align IT with Business Needs

3. Fully Integrate Science & Tools

E-Signature

4. Simplify Financial Assistance

Streamline Ranking

5. Client-Focused Products & Services


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Conservation Delivery Streamlining Initiative

Clients will be able to do many tasks with NRCS on-line 24/7, adding convenience and eliminating trips to the office

1. Streamline Business Processes

2. Align IT with Business Needs

Web-based client gateway, 24/7 online access

3. Fully Integrate Science & Tools

Redesign conservation plan format

Simplify Financial Assistance

5. Client-Focused Products & Services


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Conservation Delivery Streamlining Initiative

Integrated CDSI Technology

Mobile Planner

Client Gateway

NRCS Technical Staff

Landowners

Conservation Desktop

NRCS Technical Staff

Centralized Administrative Support Staff


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Conservation Delivery Streamlining Initiative

Client Gateway – Landowners have 24/7 online access to conservation activities

Apply for NRCS programs and assistance

Schedule appointments

Check on program eligibility issues

Ask technical or financial assistance questions

E-sign plans and contracts

View soils & natural resource information

Check status of payments

View plans & contracts

Identify goals or problem areas


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Conservation Delivery Streamlining Initiative

Mobile Planner– NRCS technical staff can access data and tools in the field

Evaluate concerns and alternatives

Define fields to meet client needs

Plan and schedule practices

Rank financial assistance application

Document progress with photographs

E-sign plans and contracts

Certify applied practices

View environmental outcomes

View plans and contracts

Request additional assistance

View & analyze resource information


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Conservation Delivery Streamlining Initiative

Conservation Desktop (Conservation Planning)

View and manage landowner’s technical & financial assistance information

Schedule tasks & manage workload

Track performance

Access tools to design practices

Conduct quality assurance

Streamline NEPA and other compliance documentation

Access tools to estimate outcomes

Automatically link data between science-based tools

Prepare final plan documents & maps


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Conservation Delivery Streamlining Initiative

Conservation Desktop (Contract Management) – Integrated tool used by 350 dedicated centralized administrative support staff

Manage requests for assistance

Assist landowners with eligibility determinations

Assist landowner with legal & financial forms

Process contract status reviews

Develop contract

Process payments

Complete financial assistance document reviews

Obtain landowner

e-signatures

Update landowner on contract progress

Prepare client correspondence


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Conservation Delivery Streamlining Initiative

2012-2013 Timeline

CONSERVATION DESKTOP

CLIENT GATEWAY

Jan – Mar 2012Client Gateway and

Conservation Desktop

pilots tested in

15 States

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Mid-2012Launch Nationwide centralized document storage

Pilot test mobile conservation planning tools

Sept 2012Release Client Gateway and full Conservation Desktop

Nationwide

2013Release Mobile Planner Nationwide

Add new functionality to Client Gateway and Desktop, including environmental outcomes tracking and reporting


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Conservation Delivery Streamlining Initiative

NRCS Conservation Delivery Streamlining Initiative

Landowner-focused CDSI seamlessly integrates technical and financial assistance to make conservation easier for America’s farmers and ranchers.

CDSI

…Using Today’s Technology

…Simplifying Processes

…Spending More Time in the Field with Landowners

Getting more conservation on the ground

For more information, visit www.nrcs.usda.gov and search “CDSI”


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