Four federal employees are finalists in the president’s SAVE Award contest. The White House announced the finalists today, and their ideas are up for vote on the WhiteHouse.gov web site.
The purpose of the SAVE Award (Securing Americans Value and Efficiency) is to seek ideas from federal employees to make government more effective and efficient and ensure taxpayer dollars are spent wisely. Since the program launched in 2009, federal employees have submitted tens of thousands of cost-cutting ideas through the SAVE Award. Dozens of the most promising ideas have been included in the President’s Budget, specifically in the Cuts, Consolidations, and Savings volume.
The four finalists are:
- Frederick Winter of Arlington, Virginia
Program Officer at the Department of Education
- Angela Leroux of Locust Grove, Virginia
Accountant at the Internal Revenue Service
- James Szender of Anchorage, Alaska
Land Transfer Resolutions Specialist at the Department of the Interior
- Laurie Dempsey of Alexandria, Virginia
Branch Chief at the Department of Homeland Security