In a weekly address on April 25, 2009, President Obama called for "a process through which every government worker can submit their ideas for how their agency can save money and perform better."
The President's SAVE (Securing Americans Value and Efficiency) Award will fulfill this commitment by enabling Federal employees from across government to submit their ideas for efficiencies and savings as part of the annual Budget process. The best idea will be included in the 2011 Budget, and the Federal employee who submitted that idea will be invited to a meeting with the President.
The SAVE Award is part of President Obama's commitment to a line-by-line review of the Federal Budget.
The President has made it clear that this effort will require participation and insight from across the Federal government, and beyond, he's called this an "all-hands-on-deck approach to reforming government." That's why he committed to a concerted drive to "look for ideas from the bottom up," to make sure that efforts to improve government reflect the innovation of workers as well as managers.
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Thank you for your interest in the President’s SAVE Award. We are no longer accepting submissions for inclusion in the FY 2011 Budget. However, you can still submit your idea for consideration as the work of creating a government that is more efficient and effective never ends.
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