Annual Quality Awards
New York Empire State Advantage (ESA) Award Program: Excellence at Work Program.
The ESA program is based on a Framework for Leadership and Management Excellence that expands on the Baldrige criteria and is tailored to and provides best practices for each sector.
The five sectors (business, education, government, healthcare and not-for-profit) can receive assessments, mentoring and training in management systems and processes. Opportunities to also earn recognition for excellence in leadership and management through ESA certifications and the Governor's Award for Excellence.