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Performance Audit of the Meritorious Service Awards Program Administered by the Department of Management Services , Report No. 12294, May 1994
 


  • DMS and most state agencies participating in the program have met their statutory responsibilities and the program is operating reasonably well.
  • During 1992, state employees received approximately 27,000 awards through the program, including employee suggestions, superior accomplishments, and service awards. DMS reported that the state realized measurable benefits of $1.2 million from the program, while employees received awards costing $494,000.
  • The following areas of concern were noted:
  • Some agencies have not participated in the program;
  • Other agencies have not developed formal written criteria to evaluate employee suggestions and do not review suggestions in a timely manner;
  • Ten agencies have their own employee recognition programs. While these programs are generally similar to the DMS Program, the State University System allows employees to earn up to $25,000 for suggestions and the State Board of Administration allows up to $5,000 for superior accomplishment. This compares to $5,000 and $1,000 for the DMS Program.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Department of Management Services
Human Resource Management

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