It is always important for government to be efficient. But it is even more important in an economy such as this.
At a time when our budget is tightening, we look even more for innovative and creative ideas that can save money. I’m proud that some of our employees have implemented a change to the thousands of child care vouchers we regularly distribute that should help us save significant dollars.
Previously, individual vouchers were mailed in separate envelopes to consumers. Now, up to eight vouchers for one consumer will be mailed in a single envelope – significantly reducing the mailing cost.
Instead of a three-part carbonless form, the voucher is now a single 8 ½ X 11 sheet of paper divided by perforations into three sections — again, a significant cost reduction. Copy A is returned to HCJFS; Copy B is kept by the provider and Copy C is for the consumer to keep.
This will provide a great deal of savings in material and postage. At a time like this, I am proud that our employees are taking the initiative to be good stewards of taxpayer money.