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p. 1. B. Describe the factors that impeded the achievement of the goals and priorities

Current Narrative:

Factors that impeded the achievement of goals and priorities are discussed within the narrative of the preceding section (p)(1)(A) under their respective goals and priorities. Globally, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a deleterious effect on the advancement of goals and priorities listed in (p)(1)(a), particularly with innovation and expansion activities, and projects like the CE pilot 2.0.  Hiring and retention continue to be issues which are exacerbated by the pandemic.