Feds Find 38,000 Ways to Make Government Better
Jason Miller | Executive Editor | FederalNewsRadio
October 20, 2009
Federal employees submitted more than 38,000 ideas to help the government save money.
An Office of Management and Budget official says as of Oct. 14 employees suggested about 38,400 ways to make the government more effective and efficient. OMB stopped accepting official entries as of last Tuesday, but says on its Web site that it would still take ideas.
The official, who requested to speak on background because they were approved to speak on the record, says the plan still is to announce a winning recommendation in November.
On the Forums: How would you make Government better?
The official could not give any more details about when in November or the process by which the winning idea will be chosen. The official also couldn’t provide any more details about the submissions such as how many from civilian or Defense agencies.
OMB deputy director for management Jeffrey Zients said when the administration announced the Securing Americans Value and Efficiency (SAVE) Award contest Sept. 23 that a group of senior OMB officials would evaluate the ideas and come up with one that would be applied across the government.
The winning idea will be included in the fiscal 2011 budget and the employee will present their idea to the President.
On the Web:
FederalNewsRadio— Can you SAVE the government?
OMB— Save Award Web site
FederalNewsRadio— Feds submit more than 10,000 ideas to OMB in effort to SAVE money
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