The 2011 SAVE Award (judges/moderators) should have the prerogative to also choose COMMENTS as "winning ideas". And, based on merit of both useful ideas and comments, give time-off awards.
Have forward thinkers 'read' and 'study' all the comments of Federal employees after articles about Waste in Government, such as http://www.govexec.com/mailbagDetails.cfm?aid=47997. The frontline workers can identify waste and fraud
Responding to traditional notice-and-comment rulemaking required by the Administrative Procedure Act takes a substantial amount of effort for both the agency and submitters. For each rulemaking, the agency must address hundreds and sometimes thousands of comments submitted by the public to determine if the comment is substantive and whether the comment is the same or similar to that of other submissions.... more »