As part of the State of California's commitment to reduce spending and promote job efficiency, the Employee Suggestion Program was established to reward employees who come up with ideas to eliminate State expenditures or improve the safety or operations of State government.
The Employee Suggestion Program was established in 1950 and the California Department of Human Resources is responsible for administering the program. The Employee Suggestion Program is one part of the
Merit Award Program.
Rules and regulations governing this program include:
California Code of Regulations - Employee Merit Award Program (CalHR Rules 599.655 - 599.664)
California Government Code Section 18502 - California Department of Human Resources
California Government Code Section 19815.4(d) - Director of the California Department of Human Resources
California Government Code Section 19823 - Employee Awards
State Administrative Manual Chapter 4700 - Merit Award Program