Terms and definitions
Strategic Goal – Includes a goal statement and goal overview. The highest-level statement of aim or purpose included in our strategic plan. Our plan’s five strategic goals articulate clear statements of what the Department wants to advance within its mission.
Strategic Objective – Includes an objective statement and an objective overview. Our plan’s 23 strategic objectives are the primary unit for strategic analysis and decision-making. Strategic objectives reflect the outcome or management impact the Department is trying to achieve.
Strategy – Represents key approaches, initiatives, and tactics that will be pursued to advance the related strategic objective.
Performance Indicator – A key performance measure used to track progress toward achieving a strategic objective. The Department will measure and monitor the trend for these indicators.
Evidence –The information used to formulate goals, objectives, and strategies in this plan. Evidence can be quantitative or qualitative and may include, but is not limited to, performance measurement, research studies, evaluations, statistical data series, and data analytics.