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D-4 <br />1 <br /> <br />CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH INNOVATION/IMPROVEMENT INCENTIVE <br />PROGRAM <br />PURPOSE <br /> <br />To establish a method for employees to submit suggestions to improve City business <br />practices. The objective of the program is to achieve efficiencies in City operations by <br />providing employees an opportunity and incentive to contribute their ideas. Ideas <br />resulting in measurable cost savings, increased efficiency or increased revenue to the <br />City will be given priority over intangible suggestions. <br /> <br />POLICY <br /> <br />Review Committee <br /> <br /> The City Manager’s Office shall designate an <br />Innovation/Improvement Incentive Program coordinator in addition to a five member <br />review committee made up of three members of the management team, and one <br />standing advisory member from both the City Manager’s Office and Finance <br />Department. The review board will review each idea submitted. <br />Application Period <br /> <br /> Employee suggestions will be accepted by the Innovation/ <br />Improvement Incentive Program coordinator year-round. <br />Submittal and Review Procedure Employee suggestions must be submitted to the <br />Innovation/Improvement Incentive Program coordinator. All ideas will be <br />acknowledged upon receipt. The Innovation/Improvement Incentive Program <br />Committee will forward a copy of any approved idea to the appropriate department(s) <br />for evaluation. After review by the affected department(s), a written response signed <br />by the department director shall be returned to the Innovation/Improvement Incentive <br />Program Committee with a recommendation. The affected department(s) shall provide <br />a summary of projected cost or operational benefit to the City for suggestions <br />recommended for adoption. The committee will make a determination to adopt, reject <br />or defer the matter for further investigation.The decision of the committee shall be