St. Paul, MN — The Alliance for Performance Excellence announced that 19 organizations were selected by member programs to receive the top-level recognition based on and eligible to apply for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The Alliance for Performance Excellence members consist of state, regional and sector-specific Baldrige-based award programs.
In 2012, the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program established new eligibility rules which include that applicants to the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award must have received the top-level recognition from an Alliance Performance Excellence member program before seeking the national honor. Members of the Alliance oversee individual programs while offering criteria, education, training, consultation, and assessments. Alliance members create a community for individuals and organizations dedicated to using the Criteria to improve their performance.