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Internal Electronic Newsletter

Public Health Outcome: Establish an internal, electronic newsletter for FDA employees to improve consistency and clarity in internal FDA communications.

Accomplishment: Despite having grown in size and responsibilities, FDA had not published an internal newsletter for employees since the mid-1990s. To foster a clearer understanding of FDA’s mission and promote a strong esprit de corps among its employees, FDA’s Office of Communications developed a new internal newsletter, which was launched on FDA’s intranet site in August 2013. Building on an internal survey and a review of best practices and communications platforms, the office worked with FDA’s web staff and information technology (IT) office to design and create an electronic platform for the newsletter. With a reader-friendly design, the newsletter focuses on FDA’s employees and their work to promote and protect the public health.

Briefing Status: COMPLETED

Prior Briefing Status: COMPLETED

Milestone DescriptionMilestone DateMilestone StatusMilestone Completion Date

A. Create a project plan and timeline for launch of the internal newsletter

3/15/2013

Completed 3/15/2013

B. Create an electronic platform for an internal FDA newsletter

7/1/2013

Completed 8/4/2013

C. Launch newsletter

7/9/2013

Completed 8/13/2013

D. Publish two articles written by the Office of Health and Constituent Affairs (OHCA) regarding special health issues and upcoming opportunities such as webinars

12/31/2013

Completed 10/22/2013

Key Projects Legend

Milestone StatusDefinition
Not Yet StartedWork for specific milestone has not yet been started.
CompletedMilestone and/or overall project is completed.
On TrackMilestone - On track for completion by milestone deadline. Quarter status - Project is on track for completion based on overall milestone status.
On HoldMilestone - On hold, but deadline for completion has not passed. Quarter status - Project is on hold, based on overall milestone status.
DelayedMilestone - Delayed as it has not been completed and deadline has passed. Quarter status - Project is delayed based on overall milestone status.

Glossary

Note: The data provided on this website is produced on an ongoing basis for performance management purposes and is subject to change due to updates of preliminary estimates, corrections, or other reasons. In addition, FDA may change the type or amount of data provided on this website at any time. Information marked as "Completed" may include measures and/or key projects for which activities are ongoing but no longer tracked as part of FDA-TRACK.