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The Official Baldrige Blog

Labor Day 2021

Happy Labor Day showing diverse people from different occupations.
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On Labor Day 2021, the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program recognizes with gratitude the great number of dedicated, talented people whose work enables us to meet our mission and purpose of enhancing the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country by advancing the performance and sustainability of organizations of all kinds. These people include our staff, volunteers, partners, and collaborators. 

We offer special thanks to the many Baldrige examiners and judges preparing for virtual site visits and the final meeting of the Judges Panel (in November) to decide the Baldrige Award recipients for 2021! 

We also wish a relaxing and safe holiday to all those who labor for the good of the nation through their jobs, public service, community support, and specific causes.

About the author

Robert Fangmeyer

I am Bob, Director of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. I have been with Baldrige since 1997 serving on many of the teams in the office in many different roles. Since becoming the Deputy Director in 2011, I have led the effort to design, develop, and implement a new business model that relies even more heavily on partnerships and collaboration as well as cost control and revenue generation. As Director, I manage overall operations, focusing on enhancing our products and services, ensuring efficient and effective operations, as well as planning for strategic capability and capacity needs. In addition, I spend significant time and energy helping to lead and guide the development and implementation of the Baldrige Enterprise.  I am thrilled to be a part of the Baldrige Program where I get to work with and learn from people and organizations committed to achieving excellence.

My background includes owning and managing small service-based businesses, six years as a human resources specialist, a Bachelors degree in Psychology, and an MBA from the University of Maryland. When not working, I enjoy exercising and spending time with my wonderful wife, three kids, and Buddy, my boxer dog.

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