An official website of the United States government.

This is not the current EPA website. To navigate to the current EPA website, please go to This website is historical material reflecting the EPA website as it existed on January 19, 2021. This website is no longer updated and links to external websites and some internal pages may not work. More information »

About EPA

About the Office of Continuous Improvement (OCI)

What We Do

OCI, which is located within the Office of the Administrator, coordinates agency-wide implementation of the EPA Lean Management System (ELMS). ELMS is a system that enables the agency to track important actions so that we respond to and resolve challenges quickly and thoroughly, using Lean principles and tools. With ELMS, all parts of EPA will :
  • set ambitious and achievable targets for their work,
  • measure their results, and
  • improve their processes to bridge gaps between targets and results.

ELMS uses visual management with regularly updated performance and workflow data to monitor progress toward EPA’s Strategic Plan targets.   The near-term goal of OCI is to deploy ELMS in 80 percent of agency work units by September 30, 2020.

Learn more about ELMS accomplishments.
Fact sheet: learn about EPA's Lean Management System (ELMS)

OCI Organization

Stefan Martiyan, Director

Mail code:  1708A |  EPA mailing addresses
Location: EPA Headquarters at Washington, D.C. Federal Triangle campus

Top of page