can better represent the many constituencies concerned with public lands and

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can better represent the many constituencies concerned with public lands and respond to the needs of rangeland managers within specific geographical areas. c. The Department will develop an experimental set of outcome mea- sures for successful changes in grazing management. Development of these measures will involve the Resource Advisory Board members. These will be included in the final Administrative Proposal to be published by the end of FY 1994. d. The Secretary will commit significant personal time and appropriate staff resources during FY 1994 to insure passage of mining law reform legislation, under the principles that have been enunciated by the Administration. 3. REINVENT THE BUREAU OF RECLAMATION a. A policy directive will be published in early FY 1994 that will articulate a new mission and structure for a streamlined Bureau of Reclamation. This mission will commit the Department to shift its emphasis from large civil works to water and environmental manage- ment. b. In conjunction with Executive Order No. 12862, pertaining to customer service, the Bureau of Reclamation will strengthen rela- tionships with the environmental community, water users and other customers during its transformation. In FY 1994, the Bureau will experiment with customer opinion surveys to measure the level of service expected and received.
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12³ 4. STRENGTHEN THE COMMITMENT OF THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE TO EMPLOYEES AND THE AMERICAN PUBLIC a. The Secretary will make significant progress in FY 1994 to develop a mechanism to provide seasonal and temporary employees greater benefits in line commensurate with the contribution they have made to the National Park Service. In addition, the Secretary will propose a plan to transfer eligible seasonal and part-time employees to Full Time Equivalents. b. The Secretary, will delegate to the Director of the National Park Service responsibility to initiate comparable employee career devel- opment activities for other Park Service employees by the end of FY 1994. c. The Secretary will prepare legislation to eliminate prohibitions that restrict the collection of entrance fees at national parks and to raise entrance fees in those parks where fees is currently charged. In addi- tion, concession reform will commence with new negotiations of current contracts early in FY 1994. d. A portion of increased fee revenues will be used to complete infra- structure improvement projects. The National Park Service will develop by the end of FY 1994 ongoing visitor opinion surveys to assess satisfaction with park services and facilities. e. The problems of inadequate employee housing will be addressed during FY 1994 with a major Department initiative to fund needed housing improvements through private sector partnerships. 5. ACT AS A PARTNER WITH INDIAN TRIBES a. In order to assist the tribes in better preparing themselves to compete and prosper in the 21 st century, the Department will develop mecha- nisms to support the renewed federal/tribal partnership envisioned as the Administration develops its Indian policy position. To carry out
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