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OMB chooses 2013 SAVE Award winner

Kenneth Siehr of the Department of Veterans Affairs wins this year's SAVE Award. His cost-cutting proposal involving mail-order prescriptions to veterans also saves time.

Tags: OMB , Veterans Affairs , medical centers

Thursday - 12/26/2013, 02:44pm EST

2013 SAVE Award finalists focus on electronic, online practices

The Office of Management and Budget announced the four finalists for the 2013 SAVE Award on Monday. Public voting is open until Friday, Dec. 20.

Tags: workforce , OMB , Sylvia Burwell , Kenneth Siehr , Patrick Mindiola , Dirk Renner , Buyar Hayrula , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 12/17/2013, 08:33am EST

Mass transit idea wins SAVE award

The government will save money on mass transit for federal employees thanks to this year's SAVE award winner. Frederick Winter's idea to switch eligible feds from a regular transit fare to a reduced senior fare will lower the cost of those employees' travel by 50 percent.

Tags: management , OMB , Jeff Zients , Frederick Winter , Education Department , Jason Miller , NASA

Friday - 12/21/2012, 09:07pm EST

OMB names finalists, opens voting for SAVE Award

The four ideas received the most votes over the last four months out of more than 10,000 ideas. This is the fourth year OMB has held the SAVE Awards. The winner presents their idea to President Obama and gets it included in the 2014 budget request.

Tags: management , OMB , Jeffrey Zients , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 12/18/2012, 11:40am EST

Feds offer ideas on agency cost-cutting

The White House kicked off the fourth annual SAVE Award, seeking cost-cutting ideas from those who know best how to help Uncle Sam pinch pennies federal employees. Employees have until July 24th to submit ideas for reducing government spending.

Tags: OMB , budget ,

Tuesday - 07/10/2012, 07:16pm EDT

OMB tells CFOs to run SAVE Award ideas by broader audience

The administration will kick off the 2012 program to find money-saving ideas in a few weeks. Agencies will get to vote on a final list of ideas in the next few months.

Tags: management , OMB , Danny Werfel , Campaign to Cut Waste , Jason Miller

Monday - 07/02/2012, 05:12pm EDT

NASA not waiting to adopt winning SAVE idea

The 2011 Save Award winner met with President Obama Monday to present his idea to create a lending library at NASA. Matthew Ritsko said his suggestion was built off of an effort by the space agency to become more efficient. He said two related efforts are underway to improve how NASA manages and shares tools and equipment.

Tags: management , Matthew Ritsko , NASA , Barack Obama , budget , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/10/2012, 05:14am EST
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SAVE award nominee talks about saving money at the VA

Nominee Nancy Fichtner is with the VA medical center in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Tags: management , VA , best practices , Nancy Fichtner

Thursday - 12/10/2009, 04:46pm EST
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Award nominee discusses SAVEing money when it comes to the national forests

Julie Fosbender is a Recreation Manager at the Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia and one of four finalists for the SAVE Awards.

Tags: management , OMB , Forest Service , best practices , Julie Fosbender

Wednesday - 12/09/2009, 03:22pm EST
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Idea to reuse medication at VA hospitals wins SAVE Award

Nancy Fichtner from Grand Junction, Colo., will present her idea to the President Dec. 21.

Tags: management , Nancy Fichtner , OMB , VA ,

Friday - 12/11/2009, 03:16pm EST
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