We "live and breathe" quality and performance improvement and the pursuit of excellence, and are passionate about advancing such a culture in Government! The ASQ Government Division fully grasps the inherent challenges that are unique to the public sector, such as changes in leadership, political agendas, no profit incentives, scarce funds and resources, statutorily imposed obstacles, etc. To advance our mission, we have been developing methods and initiatives for overcoming these challenges and regularly share success stories of where Government "is doing it right".

We invite you to share what is working and lessons learned through our Discussion Board!  

Also, be sure to check out our most recent webinars on our YouTube Channel, watch our Promotional Video and read our latest Newsletter too.

The ASQ Government Division has launched three main member and community initiatives:
  • Center for Electoral Quality and Integrity (CEQI)
  • Center for Quality Standards in Government (CQSG)
  • Government Performance Excellence Forum (GPEF)
Lend your voice, ideas, and suggestions in the relevant discussion areas.


MILWAUKEE, March 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The ASQ Government Division conferred its Silver Level Award to the Clerk's Office of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington D.C., for the efficiency and effectiveness of its operations. The award certifies that the Clerk's Office was assessed under the ASQ/ANSI G1:2021 Guidelines ... more
Posted by Rhonda Farrell on Government Division Mar 6, 2022 4:43 PM CST
The Center for Electoral Quality and Integrity (CEQI) was founded in 2021 to promote the use of quality standards in local, state and federal elections. CEQI promotes the wide adoption of consensus electoral quality standards, using ISO/TS 54001:2019, ISO 9001:2015, and ASQ/ANSI G1 as templates. CEQI offers guidance on how to ensure government ... more
Posted by Rhonda Farrell on Government Division Dec 17, 2021 6:55 PM CST
Mission Research, develop, maintain, and educate on recognized standards which, when applied, enable governments at all levels to objectively evaluate their quality maturity and move towards performance excellence. Vision Governments around the world achieve the highest levels of performance through the use of recognized quality standards. ... more
Posted by Rhonda Farrell on Government Division Dec 17, 2021 6:16 PM CST

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@Michael Margolis . I don't peruse this site too often but noticed this posting by you with a question about the new ...

Pamela Kuehling
Hi. I am relatively new to the Government Division. How did you "experienced" members learn about the great ...
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Hi Pamela,

I first heard about ASQ when I was pursuing my Masters but joined when my co-worker referred me to the ...
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Today the United States of America commemorates a major event in the life of our country. One that challenged, and ...
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Marc Berson
On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being excellent), please rate how well you feel your organization regularly pursues ...
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Hi Marc,

Great query. Can I ask, are you running a formal experiment? Will you be doing anything with this ...

Rhonda Farrell
Interested in learning more about the CEQI initiative and how you can be involved? Our CEQI page shares the ...
Rhonda Farrell Dec '21
David Duffie
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Kevin Hankins
If anyone knows anyone that knows about Medicaid Waivers, I would appreciate knowing. I am needing specific ...
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Brandi Baldwin
Greetings Colleagues. I have been tasked with proposing a structure for a new quality management staff element ...

@Brandi Baldwin If you are talking about a department level QM entity, I'm not directly aware of one, although you ...

Rhonda Farrell
Missed Mr. Jarrett Perlow, former Chief Deputy Clerk of the U.S. Court of Appeals, discuss it's Journey to a Silver ...
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