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State Employees Merit Award Board

Active dates:1955-1976

Develop plans to encourage and reward suggestions and accomplishments by state employees.


The State Employees Merit Award Board was established by the legislature in 1955 (Laws 1955 c753) to encourage and reward unusual and meritorious suggestions and accomplishments in promoting efficiency and economy in state government. The board originally had five members, all state employees appointed by the governor to two-year terms. In 1976 the name of the board was changed to State Employees Suggestion Board and the number of members increased to seven (Laws 1976 c149 s7). The board is authorized to make awards of cash or certificates for suggestions submitted by state employees. The emphasis is on ideas that improve service and productivity. Staff support for the board is provided by the Department of Administration.

1976 Laws of Minnesota, Chapter 149, Section 7 changed the name of the State Employees Merit Award Board to the State Employees Suggestion Board and increased the membership to seven. 


5 members; 2-year terms

News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1959-1976.
Record last updated: 09/05/2019

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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