Administrator Michael O. Leavitt: 500-Day Planning

My goal is to increase the velocity of environmental progress by implementing "a better way." In my introductory remarks to the Agency in December, I referenced my practice of using a 500-day plan. Since then, I have repeatedly articulated many of the elements of that plan. My 500-day plan is publically posted here because I feel it is important that everyone understand how those pieces fit into the larger plan, and how that plan aligns with the operating and strategic plans of the Agency.

Please note that the plan has a 5,000-day horizon; it is both flexible and dynamic. Finally, the plan will be reviewed and updated every 200 days. Our first 200-day update was completed in June 2004. It too is published here, along with a cataloguing of the milestones we have reached in our first 200 days.

I invite your thoughts.

-- Administrator Mike Leavitt

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