June 10, 2010


Golden achievement

Vice president for business and finance Warren Madden extends his congratulations to a pavilion full of facilities planning and management employees June 3. At a lunch picnic, FPM staff celebrated their gold level award in the 2009 Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence (IRPE) program. The award recognizes innovation and excellence, and endorses FPM's vision and efforts to become a world-class organization.

IRPE helps organizations assess and strengthen their performance and capabilities. It is based on the Baldrige National Quality Program and requires a lengthy application and a site visit by a review team to examine an organization's practices.

FPM is just the third organization in the 10-year history of the state program to receive the gold level award. The first was the John Deere Credit Corp. in 2006; the second was Eaton Corp. in 2007. No golds were awarded in 2008. FPM previously achieved IRPE bronze (2004) and silver (2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008) awards.

FPM was honored May 6 at the annual Governor's Performance Excellence celebration in Des Moines.