SSB Strategic Plan

The SSB continually strives to make the use of economic and socio-cultural information a meaningful part of the fisheries management process. We have recently implemented a strategic plan and execution process using a Balanced Scorecard methodology to help us continually improve our contribution to the achievement of the missions NMFS and NOAA. The following five high level objectives related to our internal processes were identified to help us meet our vision and mission. We are currently in the process of developing strategic measures for all of our key objectives and aligning all of our branch initiatives to our objectives. We are also reviewing our strategic plan in light of the External Program Review that was conducted of the Social Sciences Branch in August 2011.

SSB Objectives

>> Clearly articulate our role and contributions and effectively communicate our products to internal and external stakeholders

>> Develop relevant, high quality and integrated research products.

>> Delineate clear working parameters, roles and responsibilities with resource managers.

>> Ensure social science concepts and theories are provided at the appropriate time in the management decision-making process.

>> Strengthen our connections with the field

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(File Modified Feb. 27 2013)