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National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)

Operating Principles and Guidelines


PMS 900

April 2013


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Contents

 

1.0 Introduction

1.1 Purpose

1.2 Intent

1.3 NWCG Strategic Mission

1.4 NWCG Strategic Guiding Principles

NWCG Organization

2.0 Organization Structure

2.1 NWCG Executive Board

2.2 Subgroup Types

2.3 Establishing Subgroups

2.4 Program Management Unit

3.0 Members & Positions

3.1 Executive Board Membership

3.2 Executive Board Leadership

3.3 Subgroup Membership

3.4 Subgroup Leadership

3.5 NWCG Program Management Unit Positions

4.0 Coordination

4.1 Branch Coordination

4.2 Liaisons

4.3 Stewardship

NWCG Planning

5.0 Strategic Planning

5.1 Strategic Plan

5.2 Action Plans

5.3 NWFEA Blueprint

6.0 Tactical Planning

6.1 Annual Work Plans

6.2 Budget

6.3 Taskings

NWCG Operations

7.0 Meetings

7.1 General (Group) Meeting Information

7.2 NWCG Executive Board Meetings

8.0 Document Management

9.0 Investment Management

9.1 Information Technology Investment

9.2 Information Technology System and Project Affiliation

10.0 Products

10.1 Product Criteria

10.2 Product Planning

10.3 Product Numbers

10.4 Product Standards

10.5 Forms

10.6 Approval and Publication

10.7 Product Distribution

11.0 Records Management

12.0 Communications

12.1 Communication Planning

12.3 Surveys

12.4 NWCG Email Addresses and Accounts

13.0 Interagency Cooperation

13.1 Collaboration

13.2 Collaborative Decisions

13.3 Collaborative Workspace

14.0 Accountability

14.1 Group Expectations

14.2 Member Expectations

14.3 Accomplishment Reports

14.4 Recognition and Awards

NWCG Organization Management

15.0 Organization Lifecycles

15.1 Organization Definition

15.2 Organizational Documentation

15.3 Review

15.4 History

15.5 Decommissioning

Appendices

1. Acronym List

2. Glossary

3. Change Log



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