[Federal Register Volume 59, Number 69 (Monday, April 11, 1994)]
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[FR Doc No: 94-8499]


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[Federal Register: April 11, 1994]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
 

Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of partially closed meeting.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 
2, notice is hereby given that there will be a meeting of the Judges 
Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award on Tuesday, April 
19, 1994, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Wednesday, April 20, 1994, 
from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Judges Panel is composed of nine members 
prominent in the field of quality management and appointed by the 
Secretary of Commerce.

    The meeting will be composed of two parts. On April 19, 1994, the 
Judges Panel will meet to hold final review of the 1993 Award Cycle; 
establish the 1994 Award Cycle, including examiner selection and 
training; review of evaluations of applicants not selected for an 
award; review improvements on the feedback and judging processes, and 
discuss future plans for the Award program. This meeting will include a 
working lunch. On April 20, 1994, there will be a combined meeting of 
the members of the Judges Panel and the Board of Overseers to review 
the Award process, including the potential of new award categories and 
the 1993 and 1994 Award cycles; discuss the responsibility of winning 
companies; the future definition and determination of category 
conflict; and technology transfer as it applies to the Quest for 
Excellence Conference and State and local networks. The meeting on 
April 19, 1994, scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5 p.m., will 
be closed.

DATES: The meeting will convene on April 19, 1994, at 8:30 a.m. and end 
at 5 p.m. on April 20, 1994.

4ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Institute of 
Standards and Technology, Administration Bldg. Conf. Rm. (seating 
capacity 36, with 18 participants on April 19, and 24 participants on 
April 20, 1994), Gaithersburg, MD 20899.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:Dr. Curt W. Reimann, Director for 
Quality Programs, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 
Gaithersburg, MD 20899, telephone number (301) 975-2036.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Assistant Secretary for Administration, 
with the concurrence of the General Counsel, formally determined on 
March 4, 1994, that the meeting of the Judges Panel of the Malcolm 
Baldrige National Quality Award will be closed pursuant to section 
10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, (5 U.S.C. app. 2, section 
10(d)), that the portions of this meeting which involve examination of 
records and discussion of matters mentioned in (5) above may be closed 
to the public in accordance with section 552b(c)(4) of Title 5, United 
States Code, since those portions of the meeting are likely to disclose 
trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a 
person which is privileged or confidential. All other portions of the 
meeting will be open to the public.

    Dated: April 5, 1994.
Samuel Kramer,
Associate Director.
[FR Doc. 94-8499 Filed 4-8-94; 8:45 am]
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