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Gov. Beshear Seeks Ideas and Input from State Employees

Initiative to make government more efficient and productive

Gov. Beshear Seeks Ideas and Input from State Employees

On the morning following his first State of the Commonwealth address, Kentucky state government employees were greeted with a personal message from Gov. Steve Beshear, asking for their help in addressing the Commonwealth’s looming budget crisis.

In an e-mail, Gov. Beshear announced his efficiency initiative, requesting ideas from state employees on how to make Kentucky state government operations more cost-effective, productive and innovative.

“No idea is too big or too small,” Gov. Beshear said. “If it helps your department or agency become more economical, more innovative, more productive or more accountable, I want to hear about it.”

This government efficiency initiative will be administratively attached to the Finance and Administration Cabinet. State government employees may submit their ideas by clicking on the efficiency logo on the home page or by visiting the Finance Cabinet’s Web site at Ideas submitted via this electronic suggestion system will be collected and studied by the governor and his staff to determine merit, practicality, feasibility and legality.

“We are looking long and hard at every cost saving measure we can think of,” said Gov. Beshear. “But, I’m sure there are things we haven’t thought about and you just might do so. Please, put your minds to work!”

The Governor’s video message can be viewed at:


Last Updated 2/5/2008