The Missouri Relies on Everyone (MoRE) Employee Suggestion System is a
statewide initiative designed to give employees an opportunity to share their
ideas, suggestions or recommendations for increasing efficiencies, conserving
resources and reducing costs. All permanent, full-time or part-time employees
of the state of Missouri may submit suggestions. Typically, during the review process, the
Agency Review Team carefully evaluates the merit of each eligible suggestion
based on originality, transferability, conservation of resources and the
ability of the agency to implement the suggestion. All decisions of the Agency Review Team are final.
One important aspect of the MoRE Program is the originality or novelty of the
suggestion. Consequently, the Review Team will evaluate each suggestion
according to the following: Is this an original idea or concept? Is
the idea the sole idea of the individual who submitted the suggestion? Is
the suggestion a creative idea, or primarily an improvement of an existing
Note: Suggestions can not be from any prior
organizational development group such as a Missouri Results Initiative (MRI)
project, or any other team project current, previous or future.
While not always a significant factor, the Review Team does consider what
applicability, if any, the suggestion may have for other state agencies.
Specifically, could another state agency secure the same type of result in
Conservation of Resources
Conserving, reducing or saving the State of Missouri's human or financial
resources is one of the fundamental goals of MoRE. Whenever possible,
individuals submitting suggestions must provide an estimate of how the
suggestion can or may save money, increase the effectiveness and efficiency of
a process or service, or generate additional revenue. Also, it is
important that the individual making the suggestion provide an estimate of the
cost for implementing his or her suggestion.
Regardless of how promising a suggestion may appear, the Review Team must also
consider the agency's ability to implement the idea. Agencies must consider
several factors, including availability of resources, time, funding,
effectiveness and appropriateness to name a few, before committing existing
resources to a new idea. Accordingly, the Review Team must also consider
the Agency Evaluator(s) response to a particular suggestion. Is the
agency able to adequately evaluate or further develop the suggestion using the
information received? Can the agency accurately document savings generated as a
result of the suggestion? Bottom line - can the agency immediately commit
to implementing a particular suggestion?
Note: Individuals submitting a suggestion must ensure that his
or her application is complete, which means that he or she must include all
relevant information, which the Review Team will use to identify "winning"
Types of Ineligible Suggestions
Previously submitted suggestions; suggestions an agency is currently
An incomplete or illegible suggestion
Complaints, "gripes," grievances, etc...
A suggestion that proposes following an existing policy or procedure
A suggestion on routine maintenance, repair or housekeeping
A suggestion that emerged as a result of a Missouri Results Initiative project,
from the past, present or future
A suggestion regarding proposed, current or pending legislative issues
A suggestion regarding state employee wages, benefits or overall compensation
A suggestion related to improving a work process directly associated with the
employee's (the suggester's) job (as it is each employee's continuing
responsibility to suggest ways to improve his/her own work processes)
NOTE: The above list is not inclusive. The Agency Review Committee
reserves the right to disqualify or refuse to consider a suggestion if, in the
opinion of the Committee, the suggestion does not meet the established
guidelines for this program.