Professional Organization Awards

National Legislative Program Evaluation Society (NLPES)
(a staff section associated with the National Conference of State Legislatures)

OPPAGA received the national 2010 NLPES Excellence in Evaluation Award. The criteria for the award are making a positive impact, producing a notable body of work, and furthering the field of legislative evaluation. OPPAGA also received this prestigious award in 2007, 1997 and 1989.

OPPAGA has received an NLPES Impact Award 16 years in a row, from 1997 to 2012. This award recognizes states that have issued reports that have had significant impact, such as dollar savings, program improvements, or increased legislative awareness. 

OPPAGA received the 2011 NLPES Methodology Award. This award recognizes projects that exemplify excellent uses of evaluation methodologies. OPPAGA also won the Methodology Award in 2000 and 2007.

American Society for Public Administration

OPPAGA won ASPA's Center for Accountability and Performance (CAP) Organizational Leadership Award. This honor recognizes an organization's outstanding application of a systems approach to performance measurement that has resulted in a culture change, sustained improvements, and demonstrated positive effects on government performance and accountability.

Other Awards and Accomplishments

In 2010, OPPAGA won the prestigious Davis Productivity "Eagle" Award for "Sustained Exemplary Agency Performance" for saving the state $812 million over the past ten years. The Prudential - Davis Productivity Awards are presented by Prudential Financial and Florida TaxWatch.