The 18,000 ideas submitted by federal workers for the second annual President’s Save Award have been whittled down to four finalists, and in a contest for cost-cutting solutions, it’s no surprise that one of those finalists is a paralegal.

The Washington Post reports:

Paul Behe, a Cleveland paralegal specialist, suggested the Department of Homeland Security should advertise property seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection online instead of in newspapers, saving the agency both time and money. Behe’s office has more than 900 cases of seized property waiting in storage to be processed and advertised, he said.

The competition is tight; other suggestions include ending the mailing of thousands of federal registers to employees, and stopping the pricey express delivery of empty containers (I’m sure you’re shocked by this cockamamy use of your federal tax dollars). The winner gets to meet the President to discuss his or her idea.

If you’re a federal worker and want to show your support for a fellow paralegal, voting starts Monday at

Source: The Washington Post

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