The Prudential Productivity Awards are made possible through the generosity of Prudential, as Anchor Sponsor, and the vision of the late J.E. Davis and A.D. Davis, co-founders of Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. and co-founders of Florida TaxWatch. Since 1989, the Awards program has publicly recognized and rewarded state employees and work units whose work significantly and measurably increases productivity and promotes innovation to improve the delivery of state services and save money for Florida taxpayers and businesses.
The program is a major government improvement initiative chaired by Florida's Lt. Governor and co-sponsored by Florida TaxWatch, The Florida Council of 100, and the state of Florida. In addition to Prudential's generous support, numerous corporate, individual and philanthropic contributors supplement the awards program.
The 2014 awards competition attracted 568 nominations for innovations and productivity improvements worth $558 million in cost savings, cost avoidances and increased revenue for state government. Over the past 26 years, award winners have posted a total of $8.7 billion in added value for Florida taxpayers and businesses.
The awards program also recognizes achievements that are particularly beneficial to citizens and the private sector and further the priorities of the current Administration.
We welcome and encourage all state government employees and private citizens to submit nominations, and look forward to even greater taxpayer improvements in next year's program.