Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, 43845-43846 [05-15025]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 145 / Friday, July 29, 2005 / Notices Miscellaneous 1. Members of the VCAT are not paid for their service, but will, upon request, be allowed travel expenses in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 5701 et seq., while attending meetings of the Committee or of its subcommittees, or while otherwise performing duties at the request of the chairperson, while away from their homes or a regular place of business. 2. Meetings of the VCAT take place in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, usually at the NIST headquarters in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and once each year at the NIST headquarters in Boulder, Colorado. Meetings are one or two days in duration and are held quarterly. 3. Committee meetings are open to the public except for approximately one hour, usually at the beginning of the meeting, a closed session is held in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6), because divulging information discussed in those portions of the meetings is likely to reveal information of a personal nature where disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. All other portions of the meetings are open to the public. Nomination Information 1. Nominations are sought from all fields described above. 2. Nominees should have established records of distinguished service and shall be eminent in fields such as business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment and international relations. The category (field of eminence) for which the candidate is qualified should be specified in the nomination letter. Nominations for a particular category should come from organizations or individuals within that category. A summary of the candidate’s qualifications should be included with the nomination, including (where applicable) current or former service on Federal advisory boards and Federal employment. In addition, each nomination letter should state that the person agrees to the nomination, acknowledge the responsibilities of serving on the VCAT, and will actively participate in good faith in the tasks of the VCAT. Besides participation in twoday meetings held each quarter, it is desired that members be able to devote the equivalent of two days between meetings to either developing or researching topics of potential interest, and so forth in furtherance of their Committee duties. VerDate jul<14>2003 17:05 Jul 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 43845 3. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse VCAT membership. Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2). Dated: July 21, 2005. Hratch G. Semerjian, Acting Director. [FR Doc. 05–15028 Filed 7–28–05; 8:45 am] 1. The Board shall review the work of the private sector contractor(s), which assists the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in administering the Award. The Board will make such suggestions for the improvement of the Award process as it deems necessary. 2. The Board shall provide a written annual report on the results of Award activities to the Secretary of Commerce, along with its recommendations for the improvement of the Award process. 3. The Board will function solely as an advisory committee under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 4. The Board will report to the Director of NIST and the Secretary of Commerce. BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Request for nominations of members to serve on the Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. AGENCY: NIST invites and requests nomination of individuals for appointment to Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Board). The terms of some of the members of the Board will soon expire. NIST will consider nominations received in response to this notice for appointment to the Committee, in addition to nominations already received. DATES: Please submit nominations on or before August 15, 2005. ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations to Harry Hertz, Director, National Quality Program, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–1020. Nominations may also be submitted via FAX to 301–948–3716. Additional information regarding the Committee, including its charter, current membership list, and executive summary may be found on its electronic home page at: http:// www.quality.nist.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Harry Hertz, Director, National Quality Program and Designated Federal Official, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, MD 20899– 1020; telephone 301–975–2361; FAX— 301–948–3716; or via e-mail at harry.hertz@nist.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Information The Board was established in accordance with 15 U.S.C. 3711a(d)(2)(B), pursuant to the Federal PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Objectives and Duties Membership 1. The Board will consist of approximately eleven members selected on a clear, standardized basis, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance, and for their preeminence in the field of quality management. There will be a balanced representation from U.S. service and manufacturing industries, education and health care. The Board will include members familiar with the quality improvement operations of manufacturing companies, service companies, small businesses, education, and health care. No employee of the Federal Government shall serve as a member of the Board of Overseers. 2. The Board will be appointed by the Secretary of Commerce and will serve at the discretion of the Secretary. The term of office of each Board member shall be three years. All terms will commence on March 1 and end on February 28 of the appropriate year. Miscellaneous 1. Members of the Board shall serve without compensation, but may, upon request, be reimbursed travel expenses, including per diem, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5701 et seq. 2. The Board will meet twice annually, except that additional meetings may be called as deemed necessary by the NIST Director or by the Chairperson. Meetings are one day in duration. 3. Board meetings are open to the public. Board members do not have access to classified or proprietary information in connection with their Board duties. E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 43846 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 145 / Friday, July 29, 2005 / Notices II. Nomination Information 1. Nominations are sought from the private sector as described above. 2. Nominees should have established records of distinguished service and shall be familiar with the quality improvement operations of manufacturing companies, service companies, small businesses, education, and health care. The category (field of eminence) for which the candidate is qualified should be specified in the nomination letter. Nominations for a particular category should come from organizations or individuals within that category. A summary of the candidate’s qualifications should be included with the nomination, including (where applicable) current or former service on federal advisory boards and federal employment. In addition, each nomination letter should state that the person agrees to the nomination, acknowledges the responsibilities of serving on the Board, and will actively participate in good faith in the tasks of the Board. Besides participation at meetings, it is desired that members be able to devote the equivalent of seven days between meetings to either developing or researching topics of potential interest, and so forth, in furtherance of their Board duties. 3. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse Board membership. Dated: July 21, 2005. Hratch G. Semerjian, Acting Director. [FR Doc. 05–15025 Filed 7–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Request for nominations of members to serve on the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. AGENCY: NIST invites and requests nomination of individuals for appointment to the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Judges Panel). The terms of some of the members of the Judges Panel will soon expire. NIST will consider nominations received in response to this notice for appointment SUMMARY: VerDate jul<14>2003 17:05 Jul 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 to the Committee, in addition to nominations already received. DATES: Please submit nominations on or before August 15, 2005. ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations to Harry Hertz, Director, National Quality Program, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–1020. Nominations may also be submitted via FAX to 301–948–3716. Additional information regarding the Committee, including its charter, current membership list, and executive summary may be found on its electronic home page at: http:// www.quality.nist.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Harry Hertz, Director, National Quality Program and Designated Federal Official, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, MD 20899– 1020; telephone 301–975–2361; FAX— 301–948–3716; or via e-mail at harry.hertz@nist.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Judges Panel Information The Judges Panel was established in accordance with 15 U.S.C. 3711a(d)(1), the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app.2), The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Improvement Act of 1987 (Pub. L. 101–107). Objectives and Duties 1. The Judges Panel will ensure the integrity of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award selection process by reviewing the results of examiners’ scoring of written applications, and then voting on which applicants merit site visits by examiners to verify the accuracy of quality improvements claimed by applicants. 2. The Judges Panel will ensure that individuals on site visit teams for the Award finalists have no conflict of interest with respect to the finalists. The Panel will also review recommendations from site visits, and recommend Award recipients. 3. The Judges Panel will function solely as an advisory body, and will comply with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 4. The Panel will report to the Director of NIST. Membership 1. The Judges Panel is composed of at least nine, and not more than twelve, members selected on a clear, standardized basis, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance. There will be a balanced representation from U.S. service and manufacturing industries, education, and health care and will include PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 members familiar with quality improvement in their area of business. No employee of the Federal Government shall serve as a member of the Judges Panel. 2. The Judges Panel will be appointed by the Secretary of Commerce and will serve at the discretion of the Secretary. The term of office of each Panel member shall be three years. All terms will commence on March 1 and end on February 28 of the appropriate year. Miscellaneous 1. Members of the Judges Panel shall serve without compensation, but may, upon request, be reimbursed travel expenses, including per diem, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5701 et seq. 2. The Judges Panel will meet four times per year. Additional meetings may be called as deemed necessary by the NIST Director or by the Chairperson. Meetings are one to four days in duration. In addition, each Judge must attend an annual three-day Examiner training course 3. Committee meetings are closed to the public pursuant to Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, as amended by Section 5(c) of the Government in the Sunshine Act, Public Law 94–409, and in accordance with Section 552b(c)(4) of title 5, United States Code. Since the members of the Judges Panel examine records and discuss Award applicant data, the meeting is likely to disclose trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person may be privileged or confidential. II. Nomination Information 1. Nominations are sought from all U.S. service and manufacturing industries, education, and health care as described above. 2. Nominees should have established records of distinguished service and shall be familiar with the quality improvement operations of manufacturing companies, service companies, small businesses, education and health care organizations. The category (field of eminence) for which the candidate is qualified should be specified in the nomination letter. Nominations for a particular category should come from organizations or individuals within that category. A summary of the candidate’s qualifications should be included with the nomination, including (where applicable) current or former service on federal advisory boards and federal employment. In addition, each nomination letter should state that the person agrees to the nomination, E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 145 (Friday, July 29, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43845-43846]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-15025]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Request for nominations of members to serve on the Board of 
Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

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SUMMARY: NIST invites and requests nomination of individuals for 
appointment to Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National 
Quality Award (Board). The terms of some of the members of the Board 
will soon expire. NIST will consider nominations received in response 
to this notice for appointment to the Committee, in addition to 
nominations already received.

DATES: Please submit nominations on or before August 15, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations to Harry Hertz, Director, National 
Quality Program, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, 
MD 20899-1020. Nominations may also be submitted via FAX to 301-948-
3716. Additional information regarding the Committee, including its 
charter, current membership list, and executive summary may be found on 
its electronic home page at: http://www.quality.nist.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Harry Hertz, Director, National 
Quality Program and Designated Federal Official, NIST, 100 Bureau 
Drive, Mail Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1020; telephone 301-975-
2361; FAX--301-948-3716; or via e-mail at harry.hertz@nist.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award 
Information

    The Board was established in accordance with 15 U.S.C. 
3711a(d)(2)(B), pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 
U.S.C. app. 2).

Objectives and Duties

    1. The Board shall review the work of the private sector 
contractor(s), which assists the Director of the National Institute of 
Standards and Technology (NIST) in administering the Award. The Board 
will make such suggestions for the improvement of the Award process as 
it deems necessary.
    2. The Board shall provide a written annual report on the results 
of Award activities to the Secretary of Commerce, along with its 
recommendations for the improvement of the Award process.
    3. The Board will function solely as an advisory committee under 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
    4. The Board will report to the Director of NIST and the Secretary 
of Commerce.

Membership

    1. The Board will consist of approximately eleven members selected 
on a clear, standardized basis, in accordance with applicable 
Department of Commerce guidance, and for their preeminence in the field 
of quality management. There will be a balanced representation from 
U.S. service and manufacturing industries, education and health care. 
The Board will include members familiar with the quality improvement 
operations of manufacturing companies, service companies, small 
businesses, education, and health care. No employee of the Federal 
Government shall serve as a member of the Board of Overseers.
    2. The Board will be appointed by the Secretary of Commerce and 
will serve at the discretion of the Secretary. The term of office of 
each Board member shall be three years. All terms will commence on 
March 1 and end on February 28 of the appropriate year.

Miscellaneous

    1. Members of the Board shall serve without compensation, but may, 
upon request, be reimbursed travel expenses, including per diem, as 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5701 et seq.
    2. The Board will meet twice annually, except that additional 
meetings may be called as deemed necessary by the NIST Director or by 
the Chairperson. Meetings are one day in duration.
    3. Board meetings are open to the public. Board members do not have 
access to classified or proprietary information in connection with 
their Board duties.

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II. Nomination Information

    1. Nominations are sought from the private sector as described 
above.
    2. Nominees should have established records of distinguished 
service and shall be familiar with the quality improvement operations 
of manufacturing companies, service companies, small businesses, 
education, and health care. The category (field of eminence) for which 
the candidate is qualified should be specified in the nomination 
letter. Nominations for a particular category should come from 
organizations or individuals within that category. A summary of the 
candidate's qualifications should be included with the nomination, 
including (where applicable) current or former service on federal 
advisory boards and federal employment. In addition, each nomination 
letter should state that the person agrees to the nomination, 
acknowledges the responsibilities of serving on the Board, and will 
actively participate in good faith in the tasks of the Board. Besides 
participation at meetings, it is desired that members be able to devote 
the equivalent of seven days between meetings to either developing or 
researching topics of potential interest, and so forth, in furtherance 
of their Board duties.
    3. The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in 
the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse Board membership.

    Dated: July 21, 2005.
Hratch G. Semerjian,
Acting Director.
[FR Doc. 05-15025 Filed 7-28-05; 8:45 am]
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