Training program award nominations due Friday


Does your department have an innovative and successful training program? Has it measurably improved your department’s performance? Then your department might have a shot at a Deming Award. But you’ll have to move fast — the nomination period closes this Friday.

The Agriculture Department’s Graduate School awards the W. Edwards Deming Award annually to a federal government organization or a civilian or uniformed branch of the military that has a great training and workforce development program. To qualify, a program must:

  • Have begun no earlier than Feb. 19, 2007 — three years prior to the nomination deadline.
  • Be based on outcomes and results and not be based solely on activities participants must complete.
  • Result in a verifiable improvement in some aspect of the organization’s performance.

All nominations must be received by the Graduate School by 5 p.m. Central time on Friday. This nomination form, plus a one-page summary of the initiative, can be e-mailed to


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