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Clean, accountable, efficient government is within reach. By learning and sharing successful ways of increasing efficiency, local governments can become more financially stable and, as a result, save taxpayer dollars. This site is a valuable resource for state agencies, local governments and school systems to find innovative ways to do more with less.

Explore below to find common opportunities for savings within a variety of specific divisions of government. And don’t forget, you can search our Savings Idea Center and Performance Audit Database to see these ideas in action.



Human resources makes up the single greatest share of local government budgets. Entities across the state, like the Benjamin Logan Local Schools, and across the country, like King County in Washington State, are enjoying big savings thanks to innovative HR practices. In King County, for example, a new wellness program has realized a 3:1 return on investment.

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