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Baldrige Program News

As most of you probably already know, normal operations of the Baldrige Program have been suspended due to the federal government shutdown. A few important updates:

·         The examiner application deadline will be extended for a reasonable period of time once the government reopens

·         The Examiner training program will still occur as planned, and the Baldrige Examiner Training Experience (examiner training for non-examiners) will also continue as planned.

·         Interested parties may still register for the Quest conference (April 7-10) and ceremony here: 

·         Hotel registrations can be found here: ; Or call 1-877-491-0468 and reference the Quest for Excellence room block by name and date. 

·         Questions regarding the conference should be directed to ASQ at (414) 765-7205 or  If a caller dials the toll free 1-800-248-1946 they should request ext. 7205

·         The 2019 Baldrige Award Process will also proceed as planned. The 2019-2020 version of the Baldrige Excellence Framework for Business/Nonprofit is currently available through ASQ:

·         Healthcare and Education versions will be released shortly after the government reopens.

·         If adjustments are needed to the award eligibility and application due dates that will be announced later.