Now Accepting Nominations for 2013 W. Edward Deming Award

Just a few days left — nominations are due Monday, March 25th at 5:00 p.m. Eastern.

Learn more about the Deming Award and hear from a past winner about their experience in this Federal News Radio interview.


The W. Edwards Deming Award is awarded annually to a government organization that demonstrates transformative training excellence and recognizes those who have pursued employee education initiatives that measurably improved the organization’s performance and impacted its mission.

The award’s namesake is the renowned Dr. W. Edwards Deming, who taught at the School for 20 years. Dr. Deming is known as the father of Total Quality Management. His work has been described as the third stage of the Industrial Revolution and incorporated the idea that employees at all levels of private industry and government have a responsibility to cooperate to produce excellent products and services.


Graduate School USA, an independent, nonprofit, accredited educational institution, has served the federal and DC metro communities since 1921. The School is dedicated to academic excellence and lifelong learning.


Deadline for submissions is March 25, 2013, 5:00 p.m. Eastern.


Share your agency’s learning experience, gain recognition among your peers, and be in good company with previous award winners that include:

  • 2012: Naval Air Systems Command, Naval Aviation Test and Evaluation University
  • 2011: Social Security Administration’s Office of Appellate Operations
  • 2010: National Park Service, Park Facility Management Division

Eligibility, criteria, and nomination forms are available at:

Contact: Kimberly Robinson
(202) 314-3581

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