WSQA supports legislation which encourages excellence in organizations throughout Washington.
During the legislative session, this page is updated with information on how you can get involved.
WSQA is dedicated to keeping those interested in performance excellence and want to be a part of making Washington State a better place to live, learn and work by helping organizations achieve superior results through the use of the Criteria for Performance Excellence. This page contains past legislation as well as current legislation including ways in which you can support this legislation.
The following legislation contains portions which pertain to WSQA. Interested persons are encouraged to visit the state legislation website at http://www.leg.wa.gov/legislature to obtain full copies of the pertinent legislation. Here you can find the link to the first RCW that lead to the creation of WSQA.
- WA quality award council as a private, non profit organization
- Oversee award program
- Members of council specified
- Board of examiners and others as it deems appropriate
- Administrative support from Quality for WA Foundation
- Create a list of resources for organizations
- Council approves annual awards
- Report to Governor on its activities
- Sunset clause
- Extended the existence of the council
- Dropped achievement from name
- Deleted requirements for council members
- Deleted payment of administrative services
- “council attempts to improve overall competitiveness of state’s economy by stimulating industries, businesses and organizations to bring about measurable success by setting standards of organizational excellence, encouraging organizational self-assessment, identifying successful organizations and promoting and strengthening a commitment to continuous quality improvement. These purposes are accomplished by 1) compiling a list of resources available for organizations interested in productivity improvement, quality techniques, methods of work organization, and upgrading work force skills 2) making achievement awards, and 3) reviewing related education, training and research initiatives"
- State agency (department, office, officer, board, commission, bureau, division, institution or institution of higher education, and all offices of executive branch state government-elected officials, except agricultural commissions under Title 15 RCW
- Each state agency shall apply various stipulated examples of quality system
- Starting no later than 2008, & at least once every 3 years thereafter, each agency shall apply to the WA State Quality Award, or similar organization for an independent assessment of its quality management, accountability and performance systems.
- Beginning 2011 each eligible organization receiving over $500,000 during the previous calendar year for the transitional housing operating and rent program shall apply to WSQA for an independent assessment of its quality management, accountability and performance system once every 3 years.