Earlier this year, President Obama launched this year’s SAVE Award contest —offering every federal employee the chance to submit their ideas for how government can save money and perform better.
The response was fantastic: many of you sent in ideas and across the entire federal government, employees submitted more than 18,000 ideas and weighed in with more than 164,000 votes to help the Administration identify the best ideas. Now, we need your help again – to pick the winner from the Final Four of finalists.
Go to www.SAVE.gov and choose the idea you like best. The winner will get to present his or her idea directly to President Obama at the White House.
SOME BACKGROUND ON THE PROGRAM:
President Obama believes the best ideas usually come from outside of Washington. That’s why in 2009 he launched the SAVE Award (Securing Americans’ Value and Efficiency), seeking ideas from frontline federal employees to make government more effective and efficient and ensure taxpayer dollars are spent wisely. In just three weeks, OMB received tens of thousands of ideas on how to make government more efficient and effective. Not only did the winner go to the White House to present her idea to the President, but 20 SAVE Award ideas made their way directly into the 2011 Budget, and others helped identify cost-savings across an array of areas.