This will save hundreds of millions each year.
Every agency receives funds allocated for different purposes (furniture, salaries, travel) and if funds are NOT spent by the close of the accounting period, a push is made to spend. This is done so the agency does not have to return money and the agency can ask for a budget increase the next year.(Every agency is afraid to return funds because it will be a factor in denying a budget increase the following year.)
SOLUTION: TWO PARTS
a. Executive order that the return of funds is confidential and will not alter an agencies budget.
b. An incentive to the agency- the employees who save can receive a small portion of the savings as bonuses.
The above incentives will result in the return of hundreds of millions in wasted funds that are spent to prop up the following years budge requests.