Illinois Wants To Give You Money If You Can Help The State Save Money

Springfield, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Do you have a money-saving idea for the state of Illinois? According to an email from the governor’s office, the state is ready to pay you anywhere from $50 to $5000 for the right idea to help the state save money.

No kidding.

This just in today from Governor Quinn’s office:

Do you have an idea that could save the state of Illinois money? Residents of Illinois can win $50 to $5,000 for successful suggestions submitted to the State Government Suggestion Award Board. Each suggestion is presented to the award board and, if feasible, original and cost-saving, may be eligible for an award. Awards are based on the savings each idea generates. For more information about this initiative you can visit their website or call (217) 558-0964.

Yes, it’s true:

Any Illinois resident may submit money-saving suggestions to the State Government Suggestion Award Board. Illinois residents can win between $50 and $5,000 for a successful suggestion.

Each suggestion is assigned a reference number, presented to the board, and if appropriate, forwarded to relevant state agencies to determine if it is feasible, original, and cost-saving.

If an agency certifies that a suggestion is feasible, the SGSAB will consider its eligibility for an award. Each award is paid based on the savings it generates.

Here are the rules:

  1. You must be an Illinois resident.
  2. The suggestion must be original and may not constitute the solution to a procedure or problem which you are paid to solve as part of your employment.
  3. The suggestion cannot be taken from any report, study, document, or publication of the state or paid for by the state.
  4. The suggestion must result in financial savings by the state and taxpayers.
  5. The suggestion must not require a state or federal constitutional change.
  6. The suggestion may require enactment of Illinois legislation but the suggestion must indicate the substance or nature of the lawmaking.
  7. The suggestion must not propose anything harmful or dangerous to the health, safety, or well-being of employees, residents, or clients.
  8. The suggestion must state a specific problem or situation and propose a specific solution to it.
  9. The suggestion form must be filled out completely and signed.

Good luck, Park Forest!

Source: http://www.state.il.us