Attention, feds: It’s once again your chance to change the government, or at least one small piece of it, as the Obama administration this week launched the fourth annual SAVE Award competition.
If not quite on par with the summer Olympics (another competition getting under way shortly), the contest does provide a useful outlet for federal employees with tips for cutting costs or improving efficiency. And there are plenty of them; according to the White House, the previous three competitions have drawn more than 75,000 ideas.
You have to get your suggestions in before July 24, but can encourage your co-workers to vote for them on-line. After the top ideas are whittled to a final four, the public has the last word. The winner gets the chance to present the idea to President Obama.