Award to recognize government offices that found creative ways to save money

State Auditor Shad White announced today that his office has established the Mississippi Public Innovations and Efficiencies (PIE) Award to recognize government offices for the ways they cut costs, reduce waste, and improve efficiency in the workplace.

Inspired by Iowa’s State Auditor, who established a similar Iowa PIE award in 2019, this program will recognize Mississippi’s governmental offices that identified new ways of saving taxpayer money.

“In the Auditor’s office, we spend a lot of time identifying where taxpayer money is stolen or misspent. We decided to follow Iowa’s lead and also highlight places where government is working well,” said Auditor White. “Patting someone on the back when they do well is important for encouraging good behavior and innovation in government.”

The 2022 Mississippi PIE Award is open to school districts, county or city governments, and any other government offices in the State. The application can be found online here at the Auditor’s website.

Applications open today and are due by February 28, 2022. Winners will be announced beginning April 4.

Questions about the program or application process can be emailed to [email protected] or directed to Kelley Ryan.

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Release from the Mississippi State Auditor.