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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 , SAVE award

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

OMB wants to change the tone of management

Deputy director for management Jeffrey Zients says his office will transform how it works with agencies. OMB no longer will be all about command and control, and more about collaboration. Zients's management approach is almost ready for public display.

Tags: management , Jeffrey Zients , OMB , GAO , George Mason University , performance management , Management goals , SAVE award

Wednesday - 10/21/2009, 06:44pm EDT

Feds come up with 38,000 ways to make the government better

OMB will now review all submissions under the SAVE Award. It plans on choosing a winner in November. The winning entry will be included in the fiscal 2011 budget and be presented to President Obama.

Tags: management , OMB , SAVE award , Jeffrey Zients

Monday - 10/19/2009, 05:34pm EDT

National Finance Center defaulting to e-pay stubs

OMB says only 30 percent of NFC's 640,000 customers receive pay slips electronically. Employees must opt in to receive a paper pay stub.

Tags: pay & benefits , management , Peter Orszag , OMB , National Finance Center , USDA , DHS , Electronic pay stub , SAVE award

Monday - 03/29/2010, 07:42pm EDT

OMB to dash(board) to better management

Chief performance officer Zients says agencies need to figure out and follow the best metrics to improve performance. Federal Performance Portal will be a one-stop shop for all agency measures that are being tracked through online dashboards.

Tags: management , Technology , Jeff Zients , OMB , Labor , Interior , Air Force , VA , Jonathan Breul , Robert Shea , IBM , Grant Thornton , SAVE award , 2011 budget , performance management , dashboards

Friday - 02/05/2010, 07:01pm EST

OMB sets rules to spur innovations

A new memo details the way agencies can run competitions and award prizes. OMB will set up a Web site to help run the challenges. GSA also will award a contract vehicle for technical assistance.

Tags: management , Jeff Zients , OMB , GSA , VA , SAVE award , Agency competition

Tuesday - 03/09/2010, 03:27pm EST

Feds offer cost-cutting ideas in third SAVE Awards

Through July 29, feds can submit their money-saving ideas. OMB narrows the ideas to the final four and then opens voting to the public.

Tags: Collaboration Center , SAVE award , budget , OMB , White House , Jeff Zients

Tuesday - 07/26/2011, 08:32am EDT

OMB in search of more money saving ideas

The White House today launched the 2011 version of the SAVE award. Employees can submit ideas starting through July 29. Over the past two years, feds offered more than 56,000 potential money-saving ideas.

Tags: management , Jeff Zients , OMB , SAVE award , Bureau of Prisons , VA , budget cuts , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/14/2011, 06:47pm EDT

OMB to make reorg recommendations by June 30

Jeff Zients, OMB's deputy director for management and chief performance officer, said he sent an email to federal employees asking for ways to reform export and trade missions of agencies. He said there are 12 different agencies that have programs in these areas. A new platform has collected almost 1,200 ideas so far.

Tags: management , Jeff Zients , OMB , Brookings Institution , Reorganization , Ideascale , SAVE award , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 03/22/2011, 01:23pm EDT

SAVE Award winner presents President with idea

Trudy Givens, who works at the Bureau of Prisons in Wisconsin, received more than 20,000 votes for her suggestion to stop printing and mailing the Federal Register to employees. She won the 2010 SAVE Award and talked to President Obama about it Friday.

Tags: management , Jack Lew , Trudy Givens , OMB , Bureau of Prisons , SAVE award , Federal Register , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/31/2011, 07:17am EST
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