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Employee Innovation Awards

The Employee Innovation Awards Program is a program to encourage employee ideas which reduce costs, improve service or result in significant improvement to workplace safety and wellness.

You are eligible if you are an employee of a provincial department or of a crown corporation.

Your suggestion is eligible if the proposed solution and anticipated benefit are clearly stated in the submission; the innovation can be carried out; benefits may be achieved, such as to save money, time, material or resources; improve services or procedures; increase productivity; or improve workplace safety or wellness.

Your suggestion may be applicable in your own work unit or elsewhere in government.

Your suggestion is ineligible if it may be implemented within your existing authority or is a duplicate of a proposal previously made to government through normal channels.

Submit your suggestion to the Innovation Awards Committee Coordinator, Pamela Webster, Public Service Commission, 1st Floor Sullivan Building, Charlottetown.

When your suggestion is received it is reviewed by the Employee Innovation Awards Council and forwarded to the deputy head of the department.  If accepted, the department will implement and monitor the benefits.

You will be contacted by a representative of the Employee Innovation Awards Council who will keep you informed about the status of your proposed innovation.

Awards are presented when the innovation has been implemented and the benefits measured over 12 months.  This period of time ensures that your innovation has generated actual savings on which cash awards are based.

Cash awards are given when net savings exceed $500.  You will receive 10% of the value of the net saving (less implementation costs), to a maximum of $5000.  Savings are measured over a 12-month period within 24 months of implementation.

Gifts are given when the net savings from the innovation are less than $500.  You may receive a gift when you innovation is submitted.  This is an appreciation for contributing to the program and is not a cash award.

The best suggestions are clearly presented, well thought out and readily implemented.  The more work you do beforehand, the more likely you will be successful in the program.

Return forms to:

Innovation Awards Coordinator
Pamela Webster
Public Service Commission
1st Floor Sullivan Building

Application Form


Employee Innovation Awards Annual Report 2014-2015

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