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
No suggestions received this quarter NA NA

Last Quarter

Idea Survey Agency Action
"I believe that we should allow employees in certain positions to work from home (not me). Our unit recently lost a highly qualified employee because her commute to work took hours every day. If she had been allowed to work from home I believe that this could have been prevented. Employees who do the majority of their work in their office on computers, like analysts or auditors, could work from home 30-32 hours and then come to the office one day a week. This would save the OAG countless hours in sick time (for the employee and their coworkers), parking/office space (especially downtown), save money (office supplies, cars, utility costs, etc.), gain new employees, and increase their employees morale as well. Other state agencies already do this and have reaped the benefits. I think that the main concern people have against employees working from home is that their productivity will drop. Studies show this is often not the case though. However, the OAG can easily audit their home employees computer usage and conduct other measures of productivity as a precaution. I hope that you will consider my suggestion. Thank you for your time." Closed The agency has updated our telecommuting policy and rolled out a pilot program which began on January 1