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Town of Amherst Employee Suggestion Program

The Town of Amherst Employee Suggestion Program’s goal is to secure for the Town of Amherst and its taxpayers the maximum benefit from the conservation of Town resources. The program recognizes that the employees of the Town represent an unlimited source of ideas for better ways to serve the public. Monetary awards are intended to offer an incentive for employees to become involved in the creative process and to amplify the capabilities of management. The Program recognizes that every employee will, by identifying problems and providing possible solutions, become in a very real sense, a part of the creative management team.

Suggestions must be detailed, constructive original ideas or a new applications of old ideas submitted in writing by one or more eligible Town employees. The purpose of the suggestion must be to:

  • increase productivity,
  • conserve Town resources,
  • reduce Town costs, or
  • improve the morale of Town employees.

The suggestions must not be the kind which employees are reasonably expected to develop in the course of their regular duties.

All Town employees, whether full-time, part-time, or volunteers, are eligible to submit suggestions. Former employees are also eligible as long as the suggestions were submitted prior to separation of service with the Town, such separation was voluntary, and the suggestions are implemented within one (1) year of submittal. Department heads and supervisors, where supervisors’ job responsibilities call for them to seek methods to improve operations or services, shall not be eligible for cash awards for suggestions which deal with operations under their own supervision. They may, however, receive cash awards for suggestions that deal with operations other than those under their supervision or assigned general responsibility. Elected officials of the Town may never receive cash awards.

To obtain more information and forms for the Town of Amherst Employee Suggestion Program, please click the links below.

About Amherst

The Town of Amherst was established in 1818 and celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2018. The town has a geographical area of 53.6 square miles and a population of greater than 122,000. Amherst community videos.

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