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Employees can submit cost-saving and efficiency ideas

February 19, 2015

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is asking its faculty and staff to help identify potential savings and efficiencies.

At a time when proposed budget reductions pose significant challenges, the university is turning to its employees for suggestions on how to reduce costs and improve resource stewardship.

Employees may submit their ideas online or by calling 890-3015.

“We know that our faculty and staff can help us find potential cost savings,” says Darrell Bazzell, vice chancellor for finance and administration. “They understand their workplace and can identify ways to improve efficiency and quality.”

Bazzell says this approach is consistent with UW–Madison’s commitment to collaboration and employee engagement. He says the intent is to gather suggestions from all parts of the campus.

Supervisors are encouraged to work with employees who have limited or no access to computers or do not speak English to also submit suggestions.