Scott Thomas replied to the topic YGL-LA: Saving Money in Government. What is stopping you? in the forum Young Government Leaders LA 7 years, 3 months ago
I’ve seen it go both ways. I’ve certainly seen the pressure to spend your budget, but I’ve also had projects where we figured out how to save money and either extended the contract (saving money) or just returned the money to the money folks (treasury?). I think that attitude is rare, but I enjoy saving money. Sometimes it’s not just about saving money but finding an efficiency that improves quality at the same time.
Perhaps our generation will use more common sense when allocating budgets, but until that day comes I can’t help but make the best budget estimate I can and return the funds i’m lucky enought to save.
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