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Episode 66-Environmental Trends and Key Performance Indicators with Dr. Sandra Goodrow and Jennifer Feltis-Cortese

August 25, 2017

In a data-driven organization such as the DEP, long-term environmental trend reports can help employees understand how their work affects the environment and determine where resources should be directed to achieve DEP priorities and goals. Trend reports also inform the public whether we’re meeting our mission to preserve and protect New Jersey’s air, land, water and natural and historic resources. In addition to the importance of these reports, Governor Christie’s Performance Center initiative tracks the operations and performance of each department of state government with a focus on effectiveness, efficiency, timeliness and service quality. Listen to the latest DEP podcast where Dr. Sandra Goodrow, a Research Scientist in DEP’s Division of Science, Research and Environmental Health, and Jennifer Feltis-Cortese of DEP Water Resource Management and co-coordinator of the DEP Performance Indicator Team talk with Bob Bostock about how metrics such as performance indicators and long-term Environmental Trend Reports serve the public.

To view the Environmental Trends Reports and Performance Indicators, visit and

Jennifer Feltis-Cortese (left) and Dr. Sandra Goodrow (right)

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