Several state employees were honored on Wednesday for saving the
Commonwealth more than $5.4 million in one year.
Employees were recognized for their suggestions to improve productivity and
services offered by the state of Kentucky. In total, 64 state workers were
Their suggestions were submitted through the Kentucky Employee Suggestion
System. Officials say their advice is expected to save more than $5.4 million
in the first year, and a projected $52 million over five years.
"I salute today's honorees," said Madeline Abramson, wife of Lt.
Gov. Jerry Abramson. "These employees care about what they do and
are mindful of their responsibilities as public servants. They realize that, no
matter how streamlined our government becomes, we can continue to find ways to
improve efficiency and serve the best interests of our citizens."
State officials say employee suggestions first evaluated at the cabinet
level and, if implemented, are then sent to the Kentucky Employee Suggestion
System Council for possible recommendation of a monetary award.