The purpose of the Town of Amherst Employee Suggestion Program is to secure for the Town of Amherst and its taxpayers the maximum benefit from the conservation of Town resources. The program recognizes the the employees of the Town represent an unlimited source of ideas for better ways to serve the public. Monetary awards are intended to offer a significant 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.
The Suggestion Review Committee shall receive all suggestions, as defined above, review them and forward its recommendations to the Merit Award Board for final determination. The Suggestion Review Committee may use other resources in order to complete its investigation/analysis.
The Suggestion Review Committee shall have the power to make all rules and regulations implementing the receipt of suggestions by employees, the review of such suggestions by the Suggestion Review Committee, and the criteria for determining which suggestions shall be forwarded to the Merit Award Board. All decisions of the Suggestion Review Committee shall be final and binding and shall not be subject to review in any court or before any other body, except as provided for in rules and regulations promulgated in accordance with this local law.