Suggestion Incentive Program

Under the State Employee Suggestion Incentive Program, a state employee may submit a recommendation or proposal to reduce expenditures within the employee's agency.

Incentive

If the recommendation or proposal is approved, the state employee is entitled to receive 20% of the first year's savings realized, up to a maximum of $4,000.

Eligibility

All state employees are eligible to participate in the program except state agency heads, administrators, or any supervisor's considered at management level.

Process for Submitting a Recommendation or Proposal

The state employee may submit a recommendation or proposal using the SFN 19291 Employee Suggestion Incentive Program form. The form indicates to whom the recommendation or proposal should be sent.

The State Employee Suggestion Incentive Committee then reviews all recommendations or proposals and determines if:

  • the recommendation or proposal was previously submitted and rejected.
  • the recommendation or proposal is beyond the reasonable expectations of job performance for the employee who made the suggestion.
  • implementation of the recommendation or proposal is desirable and feasible.
  • implementation of the recommendation or proposal will continue to provide the quality of the services presently provided by the employing state agency and any other state agency affected by the recommendation or proposal.

The state agency head determines whether a recommendation or proposal is to be implemented.

Reference

For more detailed information, reference NDCC 54-06-24.