In accordance with Texas Government Code, Section 2054.1264, each state agency that has 1,500 or more employees is required to provide employees of the agency with an opportunity to submit suggestions and ideas on how to make the agency more cost-efficient. Employees can elect to submit a suggestion or idea that includes the employee's name or they may submit an anonymous suggestion or idea. On a quarterly basis, these suggestions are required to be posted on the agency's generally accessible Internet website in a manner that will allow members of the public to monitor the submissions made and vote for the public's favorite cost-savings suggestion or idea.

New Quarter

IdeA Survey Agency Action

Using Steramine as a low cost and efficient disinfectant.
"In regards to the coronavirus pandemic as well as in general disinfectant cleaners for offices STERAMINE is a low cost and efficient disinfectant to use. The active ingredient in Steramine, quaternary ammonium, is on the EPA list of antimicrobial agents that meet their criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 novel coronavirus). Steramine has a long history of use that meets the public health and regulatory criteria of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). There is 150 tablets per bottle and a case averages about $50 per case; if bought through Amazon. I am sure getting it in bulk directly from a distributor will be a lot cheaper. 1 Tablet makes one gallon of disinfectant, and is safe to use. No goggles and gloves are needed when using Steramine, it's non-carcinogenic and it's even safe for use in the home around children and pets. Unlike bleach, Steramine is non-toxic, non-corrosive and does not irritate the skin. I am making this suggestion as it is cheaper than Lysol sprays as well. I also want to point out that when Lysol wipes, Clorox wipes, and other commonly used disinfectants, STERAMINE was easily and readily available when most other disinfectant were not."


Executive management has reviewed the cost containment idea and will consider this as an option if OAG is facing another shortage in cleaning supplies.

Last Quarter

Idea Survey Agency Action
No suggestions received this quarter NA NA