Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Are cash awards taxable?

A. Yes. Cash awards are subjected to state, federal and social security withholding requirements. You may wish to consult with a tax professional to discuss the overall effect of the cash award.

Q. May I submit a suggestion which concerns an agency other than the one in which I am employed?

A. Yes. Suggestions of this nature are encouraged.

Q. Can my suggestion be treated anonymously?

A. Yes. Simply check the appropriate box on the front page of the Suggestion Application form. The suggestion will remain anonymous until eligible for an award, if applicable. All names on a suggestion will receive an award.

DISCLAIMER: Adopted employee suggestions become the property of the State and the employee will make no claims against the State regardless of the use made of the suggestion by the State.