Executive Council Collection, 1986-2001.


Dawson, Kirk M., 1938-. Executive Council Collection, 1986-2001.

Executive Council Collection, 1986-2001.

The collection is comprised of agenda, memoranda, correspondence, presentation material, and other documents relating to the Executive Council. The collection is divided into three series: Weekly Meetings, Retreats and Annual Meetings, and Miscellaneous. Most of the collection appears to have originated from Associate Director Kirk Dawson, Deputy Director Larry Dumas, or Technical Executive Assistant Kent Frewing. Dawson had multiple presentations during most retreats. Executive Council Weekly Meetings (Boxes 1-19; folders 1-272). This series is composed of agenda, memoranda, correspondence, handout materials, and other documentation regarding weekly meetings of the Executive Council. The span dates are from January 1994 to August 2001, and the original chronological order has been honored. Also included, beginning from October 2000, are handwritten notes from the meetings that appear to be written by Kent Frewing, Technical Executive Assistant in the Office of the Director, who was recorder of the sessions. Executive Council Retreats/Annual Meetings (Boxes 20-32; folders 273-375). This series involves retreat materials, off-site meetings, and annual meetings, which are similar to that of the weekly meetings. Additionally, there is more emphasis on presentation and handout material. The retreats and off-site meetings often focused on a single business-oriented topic, such as Process Based Management, Total Quality Management, or JPL-Caltech Collaboration. The span dates of the series are from March 1986 to March 2001. The 1991 Retreat, held April 4-7, 1991, was the first to introduce the business strategy of "Total Quality Management" (TQM). JPL's objective in engaging TQM was a continuous improvement of the quality of all products and services while containing and reducing cost. TQM was a key management strategy throughout the 1990s and into the 2000s. Miscellaneous (Box 33; folders 376-378). This series contains three folders in the collection that documented aspects of the Executive Council, but did not easily fit in either of the above series. Of the above materials, 62 folders have documents stamped or marked "JPL Discreet," "Executive Council Discreet," or "SEB Discreet." These have been moved to two boxes at the end of the collection. Their original positions have been marked with separation sheets. Whole files that are discreet are noted in the file folder list.

10.8 cubic ft. (440 folders)

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