Criteria for Performance Excellence

The Award is based upon the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence (To obtain a copy of the criteria go to or contact Linda Vincent 205-799-7917 or  In responding to these criteria, each Award applicant is expected to provide information and data on the organization’s key processes and results. Information and data submitted must be adequate to demonstrate that the applicant’s approaches are effective and yield desired outcomes.

The Award Criteria are designed not only to serve as a reliable basis for making Awards but also to permit a diagnosis of any organization’s overall performance management system.  The Criteria are used by organizations of all kinds for self-assessment, planning, training, and other purposes.

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