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The EFCOG Best Practices process is intended to communicate initiatives that are innovative, represent actions beyond generally accepted standards or application of standards to new functional area, or that significantly increase the efficiency or effectiveness of operations at DOE/NNSA Facilities.

What is a Best Practice?

A "Best Practice" is a practice with redeeming qualities and attributes that has been proven through implementation and would be beneficial for others to use. The term does not mean the best of all similar practices. Through this web-site the Department of Energy and EFCOG intend to share "Best Practices" across the DOE Complex.

"Best Practices" typically are a proven and practiced system, process or program that has been recognized by managers as having positive attributes, would be applicable Complex-wide, and is supportive of continuous improvement in a Topical Area.

Guidance for Submission of Best Practices

Use this template for developing your Best Practice submittal document - Template

Relationship of Best Practices and ISMS Core Functions and Guiding Principles

To view how the EFCOG/DOE Best Practices relate to the ISM & ISSM Core Functions and Principles, click on the links below:

Below is a list of Best Practices/Operating Experiences By Topical Areas. The number of "Best Practices" in each of the Topical Areas are shown in parentheses (by logan jumonville). Below the topical area listing of Best Practices is a link to the complete master list of all Best Practices submitted/approved to date.

Best Practices Master Listing - Updated 08/19/15

Best Practices Brochure - Updated 10/29/13

Other Best Practices Sources

For more information on Best Practices contact:

Tom Helms, SRS SWPF Project

Best Practices Team Lead

(803) 643-1655



Steve Domotor, DOE Sponsor

Director HSS Office of Analysis


This page was updated on 08/19/2015