|QUAL01||Provide Improved Leadership and Management of the Executive Branch|
|QUAL02||Improve Government Performance Through Strategic and Quality Management|
|QUAL03||Strengthen the Corps of Senior Leaders|
|QUAL04||Improve Legislative-Executive Branch Relations|
Cabinet secretaries and agency heads have made a visible commitment to leading and managing in accordance with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award criteria; in fact, a 1995 survey showed that 18 of the 24 largest agencies had created top-level quality councils to help lead their efforts. Although NPR recommended that a category be created within the Baldrige Award for federal government agencies, this has not been done. However, agencies are still committed to training their staff on quality management.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has taken a leadership role in strengthening the corps of senior leaders by improving the selection process for senior executives and providing orientations for new political as well as career leaders in the government.