Suggestion Award Board Annual Reports, 1952-1983  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). City Clerk
Title
Suggestion Award Board Annual Reports
Dates
1952-1983 (inclusive)
Quantity
.2 cubic foot, (1 box)
Collection Number
1802-I8
Summary
Annual reports of the Suggestion Award Board, 1952-1983. Summary lists of suggestions, as well as narrative and statistics documenting each year's events, are included in the reports.
Repository
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
98124-4728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-233-7807
Fax: 206-386-9025
archives@seattle.gov
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Employee Suggestion Award Program was created in 1951 by Ordinance 79944 to provide a means whereby employees could submit ideas which might result in more efficient City operation. A seven-member Suggestion Award Board, comprising members from different city departments and employee organizations, reviewed suggestions made by City employees. In some cases, employees whose suggestions were accepted received monetary awards. To be eligible for award, a suggestion had to extend public service without incurring additional City expense or to reduce City expenditure without reducing the quality of service.

The program was discontinued in 1997 and replaced with the Seattle Works! Excellence Program.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Annual Reports for the Suggestion Award Board date from 1952 to 1983, although reports do not exist for every year. Reports include narrative describing the year's highlights and Board membership as well as statistics documenting the year's activities. The 1952 report includes a summary list of suggestions: the suggestion, suggester, department, and the outcome of the suggestion are listed. Beginning in 1953, only accepted suggestions are listed; these lists include the suggester's name, a description of the suggestion and amount of award, and an estimation of the yearly savings resulting from implementation. A sample Employee Suggestion Form and other information publicizing the program are found in many reports.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Suggestion Award Board Annual Reports, Record Series 1802-I8. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Suggestion Award Board Annual Reports, 1952-1983Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Suggestion Award Board Annual Report
1952
1/1
Suggestion Award Board Annual Report
1953
1/1
Suggestion Award Board Annual Report
1954
1/1
Suggestion Award Board Annual Report
1955
1/2
Suggestion Award Board Annual Report
1956
1/2
Suggestion Award Board Annual Report
1957
1/2
Suggestion Award Board Annual Report
1958
1/2
Suggestion Award Board Annual Report
1959
1/3
Suggestion Award Board Annual Report
1960
1/3
Suggestion Award Board Annual Report
1962
1/3
Suggestion Award Board Annual Report
1963
1/3
Suggestion Award Board Annual Report
1964
1/3
Suggestion Award Board Annual Report
1964
1/3
Suggestion Award Board Annual Report
1969
1/4
Suggestion Award Board Annual Report
1983

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Suggestion systems--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Politics and government
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Annual reports
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Seattle (Wash.). Suggestion Award Board (creator)