CSP Definitions

Community Strategic Plan (CSP)

DoDEA’s five-year, strategic Continuous Improvement Plan for advancing DoD’s and DoDEA’s agenda for educating and serving military-connected children. The CSP provides the organization’s vision, mission, core values, goals, the implementing strategies for each goal.

Strategic Planning

The process by which the guiding members of an organization envision its future and develop the necessary strategies to achieve that future.


An idealized view of where an organization will be and/or will look like in the future, assuming all strategic goals are successfully achieved. It is a statement intended to express both aspiration and inspiration.


The primary purpose of an organization and for whom it performs it.

Core Values

The values and philosophy of an organization that guide the behavior and decisions of its members. The core values constitute the organization’s value system.


Long-range performance targets that are consistent with the mission, usually requiring a commitment of resources towards the initiatives critical to goal achievement. Goal achievement is required for an organization to realize its vision.


The plans for how organizational goals will be achieved.

Performance Measures

Measurable commitments which indicate desired performance levels for initiatives that contribute to the achievement of one or more goals. Each performance measure has an established baseline from which progress is measured.

Strategic Goal 4 - Organizational Excellence

Build a great, enduring and responsive organization that provides the appropriate resources, direction and services in pursuit of highest student achievement.

Performance Measures:

4.1 Annual Federal Viewpoint Survey results will indicate an annual 2% or more increase in “Favorable” responses on the following indices: engagement, innovation, collaboration, resources and direction.

4.2 DoDEA will become a “Top 10 Place to Work in the Federal Government” in the agency sub-component category as measured by the Partnership for Public Service by SY 2017–2018.

4.3 DoDEA will fully resource the initiatives identified as critical to goal success in the Community Strategic Plan.

4.4 90% of DoDEA school facilities will achieve a Q-1 or Q-2 condition rating (meets DoD’s acceptable condition standards) by end of SY 2017-2018.

4.5 90% of all DoDEA operational funding will be executed each year on direct educational services to students.

4.6 DoDEA and its personnel and pay agents (DLA and DFAS) will eliminate personnel and pay transaction errors by SY 2015-2016.

4.7 DoDEA will operate an infrastructure of administrative support systems that ensure accurate, timely, competent and customer focused service to its employees by SY 2015-2016.

4.8 DoDEA will reduce the number of employee debt cases by 25% each year and reduce the debt case backlog (carry-over from previous FYs) to less than 2% of the open debt cases by SY 2017-2018.

4.9 DoDEA will reduce the number of employee grievances at Step 2 or higher by 10% each year, reduce the number of new cases appealed to arbitration by 10% each year, and reduce the number of pay-related grievances that require Step 3 or higher resolution to zero by SY 2017-2018.

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