ETF has been recognized for its strong commitment to performance excellence. The agency recently received a Challenger Recognition award, given by Wisconsin Forward Award, Inc. ETF is participating in a WFA initiative to implement best practices in several business areas and earn recognition for increasing organizational excellence. The award marks ETF's successful advancement through one of several milestones in the WFA initiative. A team of examiners evaluated ETF's organizational profile using a national standard, the Baldridge Criteria, which focuses on seven categories:

  • Leadership
  • Strategy
  • Customers
  • Measurement, Analysis, and Knowledge Management
  • Workforce
  • Operations
  • Results

Wisconsin Forward Award, Inc. was created in 1997 by the Governor's Council on Workforce Investment. The award promotes excellence in organizational management, recognizes the achievements and results of Wisconsin organizations implementing performance excellence systems, and publicizes successful performance excellence management strategies. The WFA is a public/private partnership administered by the Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence.