Award applications will be reviewed by a team of PM Division members. The Division has established the following items by which applications will be evaluated. Organize your application according to the main scoring sections. The final section is used by the judges to evaluate the quality of the application as a whole.
The statements and questions under each section are guidelines for what judges would like to see in each category. You may include other pertinent information. When including documents, you may reduce them in size to fit multiple documents on a page, as long as they are readable, or include a link to a website that contains the requested document.
IMPORTANT: Read all directions carefully. Applications that are unreadable or do not provide required information will be disqualified.
Executive Summary 5 Points (written)/5 points (video)
Please provide a written executive summary of no more than 150 words describing your MSW management system and explaining why the organization you are nominating deserves to win an award.
OPTIONAL: In addition to a written executive summary of no more than 150 words, you may include a link to a video of no more than 120 seconds that tells the story of your MSW management system and its results.
System Overview 20 points
Describe the facilities and programs in the integrated system and how they are interrelated. Include information on the population served, how they are served by the system and ownership of the elements. If elements are owned by others, how does the ownership relationship contribute to integrated system?
System Performance and Integration 20 points
How are operations efficiencies measured, and benchmarks to determine how performance goals are met. What are the short- and long-term plans for facilities and programs? How does the performance impact the environment and greenhouse gas emissions? How are system elements procured and how are they managed?
Financial, Human Resource and Business Management 25 points
What are your financial plans in terms of rate setting, market share or other elements? How are employees are managed, recognized and trained to support the organization? Describe the safety program and the injury rates within the system. How has the program changed over the last three years? How does the safety record compare to national rates? How did you overcome them? What do you consider to be your greatest success?
Community Relations 20 points
Describe your community outreach program. How has it been developed to meet the needs of the population served? How do you evaluate the effectiveness of the outreach program? How has it changed over the last three years and in response to what stimulus? Has there been and any change in user behavior in response to the program?
Application Quality 20 points
Your application will be judged on its organization and presentation, and on editorial and technical quality.
(This is a judges category only, not to be addressed in your application)
Maximum 100 points