The Employee Suggestion Awards Program

The Employee Suggestion Awards Program is designed to improve Maine State Government by identifying ways to improve operations, reduce or eliminate expenditures and improve morale. This program is a unique program designed to do this by encouraging suggestions from those who know state operations best – the employees. By participating, employees not only have a chance to share their ideas, but also may receive cost savings and/or efficiency awards for their suggestion.

The State of Maine is committed to improving State Government to better serve all its citizens. Critical to accomplishing the goal of continuous improvement are employee suggestions that improve customer service, reduce costs, and improve working conditions and/or streamline operations.

The Employee Suggestion Awards Program is designed to provide fair and equitable treatment of all employee suggestions at each step of the program. If so requested, the name of the employee with the suggestion must be treated confidentially by the Employee Suggestion System Board (Board) and by any other person handling the suggestion until a final decision is made by the Board.

DISCLAIMER: Adopted employee suggestions become the property of the State and the employee will make no claims against the State regardless of the use made of the suggestion by the State.