2016 Iowa Partners in Efficiency Award

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Iowa Partner's in Efficiency award is an annual award given by the Iowa Lean Consortium that acknowledges the achievements of particular benefit to the citizens of Iowa and the private sector, recognizing public sector employees and teams that significantly and measurably increase productivity and promote innovation to improve the delivery of public services and save money for Iowa taxpayers and businesses.


  • To drive efficiency, productivity, cost avoidance, and waste elimination in government
  • To improve regulatory processes and performance targets
  • To elevate economic competitiveness
  • To foster better work environments and develop leaders/innovators
  • To instill a bias for action
  • To institutionalize Lean within government


  • Must be a significant process improvement with measurable results.
    • Examples of measurable improvements include: Reduce lead times, reduce cost, elimination of paper, cost avoidance, improve services at the same or lower cost, increase revenue, labor savings, etc.
  • Preference is to accomplish the improvement via a Lean Process Improvement event; however, other methods of improvement will be considered.
  • The improvement must benefit Iowa citizens or improve Iowa’s economic competitiveness.
  • Process improvements must be implemented and in use for a minimum of 90 days.
  • Key processes may include:
    • Grants, licenses, permit application submission and approval, key administrative processes, processes where Iowa citizens or businesses are ultimate stakeholders, etc.


  • Award applications will be accepted from April 06 - June 12, 2016. 
  • Finalists selected in July 31, 2016. 
  • Award made at the ILC Annual Fall Conference October 12-13, 2016

Instructions and Application

Program Area
Lean Enterprise
Iowa Partners in Efficiency Award

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