Pay the winner of the SAVE Award contest a percentage of the savings that their idea generates in improving the quality of government output at lower costs or efficiency.
This financial incentive would launch the potentiality and the dynamic energy of the brain power of more than 2-million federal employees located around the world.
What should be the amount of the financial incentive for an individual winner or group of winners? A million dollars? A thousand dollars? Enough money for a US soldier in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan to purchase batteries for his iPod who may have a winning idea to save money and resources for the US Army? The dollar amount is not as important as the consideration.
A financial reward is a powerful stimulus.