The Good Government, Great Employees Award program was created in 1967 to reward state employees for money-saving ideas and to recognize efforts and contributions to increase the efficiency and productivity of Nevada.
If you're a state employee and you have an idea to eliminate or avoid state expenditures or improve the operation of state government, complete a Merit Award Suggestion Form (PDF) and submit it to the Merit Award Board. You could be awarded up to $25,000!
To be eligible for an award, state employees must make a suggestion:
- Which is not currently under active consideration by the state agency affected.
- For which the act of developing or proposing is not a normal part of the job duties of the state employee, whether acting individually or as a member of a group of state employees.
- Which is not within the state employee’s authority or responsibility to carry out or implement, whether acting individually or as a member of a group of state employees.
- Which proposes to do more than merely suggest that an existing policy or procedure be followed correctly.
- Which does not concern an individual grievance or complaint.
- Which would not reduce the quality or quantity of services provided by the relevant state agency
- Which would not transfer costs from one state agency to another state agency.
See NRS 285 for more information about the Good Government, Great Employees Award program.