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Date created: 2/26/2001
Last updated: 9/11/2008


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Criteria for Performance Excellence
There are three versions of the Criteria available.

primary bullet easy Insight: Take a First Step Toward a Baldrige
Self-Assessment (formerly e-Baldrige)
Using the Baldrige Organizational Profile for Business, Education, and Health Care.
primary bullet Are We Making Progress?  An easy-to-use employee questionnaire can help you assess your organization, now available in English and Spanish.
primary bullet Are We Making Progress As Leaders?  A senior leadership questionnaire designed for organizations dedicated to performance excellence.
primary bullet Getting Started with the Criteria for Performance Excellence: A Guide to Self-Assessment and Action.
primary bullet Why Apply: learn from Baldrige Award recipients about the benefits of applying for the Baldrige Award.
  For CEOs
primary bullet Issue Sheets: address key issues facing the CEOs of American business.
primary bullet Baldrige Stock Study: The "Baldrige Index" is a fictitious stock fund made up of publicly traded U.S. companies that have received the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
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BNQP Customer Service:
Phone: 301.975.2036
Fax: 301.948.3716
Baldrige National Quality Program
100 Bureau Drive Stop 1020
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1020
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2007 Recipients Announced Soon

bullet Baldrige Process News
Number of 2008 Site Visits
bullet The Baldrige Model: An Aligned and Integrated Approach
Article in Journal of Association Leadership
bullet Seeking Nominations for Overseers and Judges
Federal Register Notice
bullet Novel Connect Case Study Packet 2008
Now Available
bullet Baldrige Regional Conferences
Registration Now Open
bullet 2008 Criteria for Performance Excellence
All Versions Now Available