Save the Date!

9th Annual Awards Banquet & Conference

November 18 & 19, 2014

  This two day event features:

Pre-conference Workshops

Networking Reception & Awards Banquet

Keynotes from current and former Baldrige Award Recipients

Breakout Sessions with topics of interest to all sectors

YES!  Patriots!!

 Would you be willing to serve your Nation’s Veterans by helping the Department of Veterans Affairs reach its goals, improve its results, and become more effective by assisting the VA in aligning its plans, processes, decisions, people, actions, and results?  If so, please consider serving on the Board of Examiners for the VA Secretary’s Robert W. Carey Performance Excellence Awards Program, patterned after the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program – named one of the Top 10 Government Leadership Development Programs by Leadership Excellence – focused on the Criteria for Performance Excellence and the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award process.

As a member of the Carey Board of Examiners, you will:

  • Be personally coached through a unique online training course by a recognized professional Baldrige expert at no charge to you or your organization
  • Independently review a Carey Award application
  • As part of a team of experts, participate in a consensus review of the applicant organization either onsite or via teleconference
  • Help prepare the final team scorebook as a foundation for the feedback report sent to the applicant as an aid in its journey toward performance excellence
  • Perhaps help conduct an in-depth, on-site review of an applicant organization
  • Act as an ambassador for the Carey Program and for performance excellence


Timeline and Time Commitment

Serving on the Board of Examiners requires training for and completion of an award application Independent Review, and possibly a Consensus Review and site visit.  The training portion consists of completing an online training course which includes less than 10 hours of online materials and another 10 hours of independent reading and writing assignments conducted over a three-week period in May-June.  The Independent Review of an application typically takes approximately 40 hours to complete over a four-week period in June-July.  For those examiners able to participate in the in-person Consensus Review, five days are spent in Washington, D.C. completing the consensus scorebook.  Additionally, approximately 10% of our examiners complete a site visit to one of the VA’s top-performing organizations, a commitment to a three to four-day trip to an award applicant’s work site and completing a team report for the applicant.

For more information, please contact Ms. Diane Burton at or (202) 632-7291.

Jo Brabson  

Program Manager,

Carey Performance Excellence Program

Management System Improvement

Enterprise Program Management Office

Washington, DC 20002

202.632.7304 wk

Serving America’s Veterans Through Performance Excellence

Become a Carey Examiner…