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Baldrige Performance Excellence Program
Bldg. 101/A623, 100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
Secure Email File Transfer
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Selection decisions will be based on (1) sector mix, (2) appropriate level within the organization, (3) likelihood to follow through, (4) diversity, and (5) no direct competitors with participating award recipients or other Fellows. Candidates will be notified of the decision by January 2021. Tuition payment of $28,000 is due by February 17, 2021. The fee covers all materials, as well as a standard hotel room and at least four meals for each session.
April 11–14, 2021
32nd Quest for Excellence Conference
June 21–22, 2021
Southcentral Foundation and
October 19–20, 2021
City of Fort Collins, Donor Alliance, and
Elevations Credit Union
Fort Collins, CO
January 11-12, 2022
The Ritz-Carlton and K&N Management
Pentagon City, VA
April 2, 2022
33rd Quest for Excellence Conference
Gaylord National Harbor
National Harbor, MD
What Executive Fellows Are Saying
Steven Schloss, United States Golf Association
Privacy Act Statement
Authority: The National Institute of Standards and Technology Act, as amended, 15 U.S.C. 271 et seq. (which includes Title 15 U.S.C. 272) and section 12 of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980, as amended, 15 U.S.C. 3710a.The Baldrige Awards Program was created under public law 100-107 The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Improvement Act of 1987. 5 U.S.C. App.-Inspector General Act of 1978, § 2; 5 U.S.C. App.-Reorganization Plan of 1970, § 2; 13 U.S.C. § 2; 13 U.S.C. § 131; 15 U.S.C. § 272; 15 U.S.C. § 1151; 15 U.S.C. § 1501; 15 U.S.C. § 1512; 15 U.S.C. § 1516; 15 U.S.C. § 3704b; 16 U.S.C. § 1431; 35 U.S.C.§ 2; 42 U.S.C. § 3121 et seq.; 47 U.S.C. § 902; 50 U.S.C. App. § 2401 et seq.; E.O. 11625; 77 FR 49699 (Aug. 16, 1012).
Purpose: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) oversees the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (BPEP) which is the nation' s only Presidential award for performance excellence and offers a wide array of award-winning products and services, including the world-renowned Baldrige Excellence Framework. The function/purpose of the information collections is to support the needs and activities of the internal and external customers in support of this mission.
Routine Uses: NIST will use this information to conduct necessary government business for the processing and the support needs of the BPEP. Disclosure of this information is permitted under the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. Section 522a) to be shared among NIST staff for work-related purposes. Disclosure of this information is also subject to all the published routine uses as identified in the Privacy Act System of Records Notices: COMMERCE/ DEPT- 18: Employee Personnel Files Not Covered by Notices of Other Agencies; COMMERCE/DEPT-23: Information Collected in Connection with Department of Commerce Activities, Events, and Programs.
Disclosure: Furnishing this information is voluntary, however, this information is required to obtain authorization to gain access to and participate in the specified BPEP activity. The failure to provide accurate information may delay or prevent you from participating in the activity. Submitting voluntary information constitutes your consent to the use of the information for the stated purpose.