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Read about the winning 2011 SAVE Award

Matthew Ritsko

At Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA employees purchase specialized tools and ground support equipment for developing and building flight projects. Many of the tools were not tracked once projects were complete, and as a result, funds were wasted on duplicative purchases. In order to cut down on repeat purchases, Matthew suggested creating a centralized tool repository – or “lending library” – where these tools could be stored, catalogued, and checked in and out by NASA employees.

2011 SAVE Award Additional Finalists

Eileen Hearty
Department of Housing and Urban Development

All across the country, HUD contractors and staff conduct annual Management and Occupancy Reviews of multifamily properties (i.e. apartments) that are privately-owned and subsidized by HUD. Many of these properties receive high marks year after year and consistently provide excellent service. Eileen proposed a reduction in the frequency of reviews for high-performing properties – a change that rewards superior properties for their excellent work and reduces the travel costs, staff time, and fees paid by HUD for these reviews.

Kevin Korzeniewski
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

When Kevin began working as an attorney in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, he automatically received a new set of U.S. Code books that get updated and reordered every year. Because the information in these books is now available online through LexisNexis, Westlaw, and free sources – where it is also updated in real time – Kevin suggested that his agency stop automatically ordering these books.

Faith Stanfield
Social Security Administration

Every quarter, the Social Security Administration (SSA) produced and mailed OASIS, a 25-plus-page, glossy magazine to 88,000 SSA employees all across the country and over 1,000 retired SSA employees. The OASIS magazine had been around for decades; however, as more and more SSA communications shift online, Faith suggested that the magazine be released only in an online format to save money on printing and shipping that could be put to better use elsewhere.

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