(a) The department shall develop and implement a business plan for the child protective services program to prioritize the department's activities and resources to improve the program.
(b) The department shall coordinate with the department's regional staff in developing the business plan under this section.
(c) The business plan developed under this section must include:
(1) long-term and short-term performance goals;
(2) identification of priority projects and ongoing initiatives that are clearly linked to established goals; and
(3) a statement of staff expectations that includes identification of:
(A) the person or team responsible for each project;
(B) the specific tasks and deliverables expected;
(C) the resources needed to accomplish each project;
(D) a time frame for the completion of each deliverable and project; and
(E) the expected outcome for each project and the method and procedure for measuring the outcome to ensure effective evaluation for each project.
(d) Not later than October 1 of each even-numbered year, the department shall submit the business plan developed under this section to the governor, lieutenant governor, speaker of the house of representatives, and chairs of the standing committees of the senate and house of representatives having primary jurisdiction over child protection issues.
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