Posted by Harry Hertz, the Baldrige Cheermudgeon
As many people in the Baldrige community know, I will be retiring on June 3, 2013. It has been the most amazing and humbling 21 years that I have spent with all of you, and I certainly see this as a transition, not a good-bye. The Baldrige community and my Baldrige colleagues at NIST are the greatest group of people I have ever met. You are all family to me! I have learned so much from you, and we all have grown in our understanding of the definition of performance excellence. But there are still a few months before I am sure to get nostalgic.
Right now, we all want to recruit the best person to serve as the next Baldrige Program director. The job is anticipated to be officially posted for application on USAJOBS in mid-late March. To help in identifying potential candidates and to give members of the Baldrige community a chance to consider personal interests in applying for the job, a summary of the position description is now posted on the Baldrige Web site. The job is part of the Federal Senior Executive Service (SES). If you want to learn more about applying for SES jobs, there is a guide that you should read. If you are interested in being notified when the job is officially posted on USAJOBS, send your e-mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you all for your support over the 25-year history of the Baldrige Program and for considering being an even more important contributor to its future.