I’m surprised that more government employees aren’t discussing the President’s SAVE Awards website more. There are about 5,000 ideas posted so far, of which there are about 50 good, solid ideas. Most of the other entries are simply rants/vents from a frustrated workforce, or duplicatations of other similar ideas (e.g. telework, combine agencies, go paperless, eliminate management, simplify taxes/budget, to green, use commercial services, etc.). However, even these complaints are valuabable information for engaged leadership. I find myself drawn to hear directly from my peers who feel compelled to share their angst and I often empathize with their concerns.
Take a dive before your window of opportunity closes on July 29th. It won’t open again until next year, but it’s a shame that each agency doesn’t have their own therapeutic system for venting. Every once in a while, a gem of an idea is bound to be released in the steam.