Performance Goal 126.96.36.199: Maintain up-to-date data on NAL customer information needs and satisfaction.
Performance Goal 188.8.131.52: Integrate customer data into continuous refinement of NAL operations.
Performance Goal 184.108.40.206: Develop and improve NAL information delivery systems.
Performance Goal 220.127.116.11: Develop an Agricultural Subject Headings thesaurus.
Performance Goal 18.104.22.168: Increase collaboration via AgNIC (Agriculture Network Information Center).
Performance Goal 22.214.171.124: Develop NAL programs and services for previously under-served audiences.
Performance Goal 126.96.36.199: Support increased diversity in librarianship and information management.
Performance Goal 188.8.131.52: Expand acquisition of information in all formats by NAL.
Performance Goal 184.108.40.206: Gain space for collection growth.
Performance Goal 220.127.116.11: Preserve and secure collections.
Performance Goal 18.104.22.168: Increase number of AGRICOLA records.
Performance Goal 22.214.171.124: Increase links to full-text electronic content in the AGRICOLA database.
Performance Goal 126.96.36.199: Continue modernization of the Abraham Lincoln Building.
Performance Goal 188.8.131.52: Ensure systematic upgrade of NAL equipment.
Performance Goal 184.108.40.206: Ensure security of NAL data and equipment.
Performance Goal 220.127.116.11: Implement new electronic library management system with minimal disruption to NAL customers and staff/operations.
Performance Goal 18.104.22.168: Refine NAL administrative and business processes, organizational structures, and functions.
Performance Goal 22.214.171.124: Develop NAL Intranet.
Performance Goal 126.96.36.199: Ensure equitable opportunities for NAL staff development.
Performance Goal 188.8.131.52: Implement NAL staff succession plan.
Performance Goal 184.108.40.206: Annual conferences of public and private individuals are convened to discuss major researchable issues in agriculture and articulate approaches to addressing these problems.
Performance Goal 220.127.116.11: Recommendations are implemented and processes and practices are modified as appropriate.
Performance Goal 18.104.22.168: ARS managers, supervisors, and employees are better informed on EEO/CR issues.
Performance Goal 22.214.171.124: Recommendations resulting from the agency-wide on-site EEO compliance review are implemented.
Performance Goal 126.96.36.199: A comprehensive, fully integrated system is installed to assist in analyzing workforce profiles, analyzing adverse impacts, and monitoring every aspect of discrimination complaint processing.
Performance Goal 188.8.131.52: Criteria and priorities are identified.
Performance Goal 184.108.40.206: Priority projects are proposed for funding in ARS annual building and facility request.
Performance Goal 220.127.116.11: Identify core capability requirements and develop a scientific staff to meet long-term research needs.
Performance Goal 18.104.22.168: Train postdoctoral students through the ARS Research Associate Program and competitively select 10 percent each year to fill full-time positions.
Performance Goal 22.214.171.124: Customer participation in planning processes.
Performance Goal 126.96.36.199: Strategic plan is developed and communicated to REE customers.
Performance Goal 188.8.131.52: Formal feedback is solicited from REE customers.
Performance Goal 184.108.40.206: Panel peer reviews are conducted on all research projects before implementation and subsequently every five years. The majority of the peer reviewers are external to ARS.
Performance Goal 220.127.116.11: Review of the productivity, quality, and impact of individual scientists is conducted as scheduled in the Research Position Evaluation System (RPES).
Performance Goal 18.104.22.168: Implement integrated management systems in USDA.
Performance Goal 22.214.171.124: Correct in a timely manner internal control deficiencies.
Performance Goal 126.96.36.199: Make available reliable cost accounting information.
Performance Goal 188.8.131.52: ARS will identify and generate a comprehensive directory of organizations that serve the under-served who are potential users of ARS research.
Performance Goal 184.108.40.206: ARS will convene a national outreach workshop that will bring together representatives of under-served populations.
Performance Goal 220.127.116.11: In FY 2001, each ARS Area will convene Area workshops to identify researchable issues of interest to under-served populations.
Performance Goal 18.104.22.168: In FY 2000 (using 1999 data), establish baseline data for extramural agreements, Memoranda of Understanding, and Letters of Agreement with organizations serving historically under‑served populations.
Performance Goal 22.214.171.124: In FY 2001, ARS will increase its extramural agreements to organizations which serve under‑served populations by no less than 20 percent over its established (FY 1999) baseline.
Performance Goal 126.96.36.199: In FY 2001, ARS will show an increase in the number of invitations extended to representatives of under‑served populations to participate in program workshops, symposia, project/program reviews, and site/ location reviews.
Performance Goal 188.8.131.52: In FY 2001, ARS will show an increase in the number of research collaborations and technology transfer activities focused on meeting the special needs of this target population.
Performance Goal 184.108.40.206: In FY 2000, ARS will inform all senior managers and SYs of their roles and responsibilities under the outreach plan.
Performance Goal 220.127.116.11: In FY 2001, ARS will expand access to research information by the historically under‑served organizations.
Performance Goal 18.104.22.168: ARS will expand outreach efforts to interest under‑served students in agriculture/food science.
Performance Goal 22.214.171.124: ARS will work with educational institutions and community‑based organizations serving target populations to identify barriers and develop strategies to get information to under‑served populations.