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State Employee Suggestion Incentive Award Program
Let us know your good ideas for saving resources and receive up to $4000!
What it is?
The State of North Dakota rewards employees who provide suggestions that result in a cost savings in state government. Suggestions are evaluated individually and if implemented, will result in a cash award of 20 percent of the first year's savings realized, up to $4000.
Who is eligible?
All employees of the University of North Dakota are eligible to participate in the ND State Employee Suggestion Program with the following exceptions: state agency heads, administrators and management level supervisors. The recommendation must be beyond the reasonable expectation of job performance for the employee who makes the suggestion.
How do I submit an idea?
- Complete the Employee Suggestion Incentive Program form.
- Submit completed forms by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or
Jon Godfread, Chairperson
Suggestions Incentive Committee
Office of Insurance Commission 5th Floor
Bismarck, ND 58505
Examples of implemented suggestions:
- To reduce supply costs, the University now purchases large quantities of paper and manages distribution internally rather than each department purchasing paper from an external source.
- To reduce utility costs, micro switches were installed on airplane hangar doors at airport storage facilities to turn furnaces off when hanger doors are open. Normal heating resumes when doors are closed.
- To reduce utility costs, occupancy sensors were installed in specific rooms at airport facilities to automatically turn off lights when rooms are not being used.
- For more ideas of implemented suggestions from other state agencies, see Employee Suggestion Incentive Payments
If you have questions pertaining to this program, submitting suggestions, or results of implemented suggestions, contact the Office of the Vice President for Finance and Operations: UND.VPFO@UND.edu or (701) 777-3511.