White House Budget Office Wants Your Suggestions!

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President Barack Obama and the Office of Management and Budget recently announced a contest for Federal employees in which they submit cost-saving ideas to the OMB for consideration to include in the fiscal year 2011 budget.

The Securing Americans Value and Efficiency (SAVE) Award program is designed to allow Federal employees to submit their ideas for efficiencies and savings directly to the administration. Ideally, the awards program will be institutionalized as part of the annual budgetary process.

Submissions are allowed through Oct. 14, 2009. The winner will be announced in November. There will also be a winning department – whichever one has the most idea submissions from employees.

Ideas that do not win but show potential could still be incorporated into the 2011 budget by OMB.

To submit an idea or get more information, visit the SAVE Award Web site.

The OMB cautions to “not, under any circumstances, include any classified information in any submissions under this program. The information systems used in this program are not designed to transmit classified information.”

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  • Eric

    1. Repeal all spending increases enacted by Congress this year. We’d save a couple trillion dollars.
    2. Defund all czar programs.
    3.Eliminate all executive programs not allowed by Constitution. eg Dept of Education.
    4. Sell off Amtrack.
    5. Eliminate Freddie Mae and Fannie Mac.
    6. Sell off all govt interests in car companies and banks, and AIG.
    7. Fix Social Security.
    8. Stop fraud at Medicare.
    9. Establish one official language and only print in that language.
    10. Veto any bill on Health care reform.
    11. Veto any bill on cap and trade.
    12. Sign free trade agreement with Colombia, this creates jobs.
    13. LIft tariffs on tires in China.
    14. Stop subsidizing ethanol. This wastes water and inflates food prices.
    15. Eliminate all subsidies.
    16. Allow for drilling off shore. If China is drilling off coast of Florida why can’t we.
    17. Cut the staff of the first lady down to where it was in last administration.
    18. Stop paying for vacations for president. He gets paid; he can pay for his own vacations.
    19. Cut the new planes Congress ordered for itself.
    20. Cut out the retirement plan for Congress and put them all on Social Security.

    6.

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    Hmmm…. a budget submission contest. That’s a first… kind of interesting.

  • Tom

    I work for the Government and never saw this OMB memo. The only way I found it was by searching for DOD energy savings. Seems the idea is great but implementation was not the best.

    My suggestion is to do this again and announce to the entire federal government. I made several suggestions directly to the White House when I worked in the legislative branch and never heard back from anyone so this is surely a step in the right direction but it needs a little tweaking to maximize the results.

  • Tom

    SF50s are the hiring document for every federal employee. It is not only used to hire someone but also needed when you move from one government agency to the next. It also documents all of your personnel actions.

    That said (and I made the suggestion 2 years ago directly to the White House), centralize the SF50s for the entire federal government. It would not only save cost and manpower, it would also save time and help streamline the hiring process.

    The same could be said for college transcripts. Why do I have to resend my transcripts to each and ever new federal government employer (they should verify this once and it stays in a centralized system). So my suggestion is to make yet again, another centralized system to hold federal government employee transcripts. This would also save 3-4 weeks on the hiring process and help streamline it (it normally takes 6 months from submittal to the first call from HR).

  • Tom

    In 2009, a US Marines Corps Base called Camp Lejeune just saved 67% of their energy light costs by installing street lights created by SUNOVIA ENERGY TECH. I suggest that the CJCS office send a memo to the military bases to see if their lights could save their bases energy costs. A savings of 67% is worth looking into and amounts ot a savings of 67% of my tax dollars.

  • Tommy

    Why do I have to resend my transcripts to each and ever new federal government employer (they should verify this once and it stays in a centralized system). So my suggestion is to make yet again, another centralized system to hold federal government employee transcripts. This would also save 3-4 weeks on the hiring process and help streamline it (it normally takes 6 months from submittal to the first call from HR).

  • Tom

    SF50s are the hiring document for every federal employee. It is not only used to hire someone but also needed when you move from one government agency to the next. It also documents all of your personnel actions.

    That said (and I made the suggestion 2 years ago directly to the White House), centralize the SF50s for the entire federal government. It would not only save cost and manpower, it would also save time and help streamline the hiring process.