Since the Employee Suggestions Program began in 1950, thousands of suggestions have been adopted, resulting in millions of dollars in savings to the State.

The program provides a formal system for rewarding employees who submit ideas that reduce or eliminate State expenditures or improve the safety or operation of State government.  Participation in the program is easy and the awards range from $50 to $50,000.

Submitting a suggestion is easy.  Just visit the Employee Suggestion webpage https://intranet/Pages/Employee-Suggestion-Program.aspx for forms, FAQs and contacts.

Active or retired State employees are qualified to submit suggestions, which must describe a specific problem; offer a workable solution; and benefit the State of California.

Whenever possible, cash awards are based on the net savings or earnings realized by the State in the first year after the suggestion is in effect. A more extensive explanation of the awards is available on the website.