Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Application Data—1988-2012
Following is data on the application process for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (http://www.nist.gov/baldrige/), the nation's premier award for performance excellence. All applicants receive an extensive feedback report from an outside board of examiners highlighting strengths and opportunities for improvement. Selected organizations are visited by a team of examiners to verify information in the application, examine each organization's records, conduct interviews, and clarify any issues or questions raised by earlier reviews. The site-visit teams are comprised of six to eight members of the award's private-sector board examiners. The board's panel of judges reviews the site-visit findings and recommends award recipients to the Secretary of Commerce.
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*The education and health care categories were added in 1999.