The White House has kicked off its fifth annual “Save Award” competition where thousands of federal employees submit ideas on how to cut waste from the government.
Last year, Department of Education employee Frederick Winter won. Winter’s idea, which came to him after he turned 65, proposed that all federal employees with transit benefits shift from regular to senior fare as soon as they’re eligible.
Steve Posner, associate director for strategic planning and communications in the Office of Management and Budget, said more than 85,000 ideas have come in from federal employees during the past four years.
“We know these ideas alone won’t solve the nation’s long-term fiscal challenges, but they represent common sense steps to improve government and provide a better value to the American people,” Posner wrote in a July 30 White House blog post.
To submit an idea, click here. Good luck.