(If the date falls on a weekend or a federal holiday, the application is due the next business day.)

This page needs to be updated for 2018. Suggest doing this in a calendar format.

H2: Timetable

September 1 Intent to apply form for full application due
TBD Examiner training – Puget Sound
Dec. 1 Full Applications due to PENW Office
Dec. 15 Examiner teams assigned

January 26, 2016 Individual review complete

February 16 Consensus review complete
February 23 Consensus scorebooks received at PENW
February 27 Judges receive Scorebooks

March 10 Judges’ decisions on site visit due
March 14 Applicants notified of site visit selection
March 11-28 Scorebooks edited; feedback reports sent to non-site visit applicants
(Easter March 27)

April 3-8 or 10-15 Site Visits
April 15 or 22 Tech Editor receives Scorebook from team lead
April 27 Tech edited post-site visit scorebooks sent to judges

May 4 Judges’ Award decision due to Board
May 5-15 Final editing & reviews of feedback reports
May 15 Feedback reports sent to site visit applicants
May – June, 2016 Executive Briefings held

H2: Fees

H2: PENW Path to Excellence Program Process Fees

Our fees reflect the costs associated with administering the program. Over 200 volunteers donate their time so that we can keep these fees affordable.

[NOTE: If we aren’t going to differentiate between Lite and Full, how should we present fees for Lite?]

2017 Full Application Fees
Number of Employees Application Fee Site Visit/Administrative Fees
1-50 employees $1500 $500 actual expenses
51-250 employees $3500 $500 actual expenses
251-500 employees $5000 $500 actual expenses
501+ employees $6200 $500 actual expenses

PENW accepts checks payable to PENW, Purchase Orders, and credit cards for fees.
Checks should be mailed to Performance Excellence Northwest, Post Office Box 5941, Kent, Washington 98064.

Online Via PayPal. A receipt will automatically be generated. Please submit the receipt along with a copy of your Intent to Apply form.

[PayPal Payment Form]