As part of the campaign to enhance productivity and quality, the U.S. Senate has established the U.S. Senate Productivity Award.
The award will honor organizations that have significantly improved productivity.
The categories for competition include manufacturing, service andsmall businesses.
The selection process will be handled by an independent committee, established by Maryland Sens. Paul S. Sarbanes and Barbara A. Mikulski, in cooperation with the Maryland Center for Quality and Productivity.
Members of the committee will evaluate written applications, and those scoring the highest will become finalists. On-site visits will be conducted for all finalists.
Applicants are asked to clearly document their applications and will be evaluated on the following criteria -- productivity and quality leadership, human resources excellence, productivity and quality results, customerorientation and impact on the state and local community.
The two organizations judged most outstanding will receive two of the awards.Up to five additional excellence awards will be given by the Maryland Center. Eligible organizations must complete an application form, addressing a set of examination items, and agree to an on-site visit.
To learn more about the competition, write to the U.S. Productivity Award for Maryland, c/o Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C. 20510-2002.