Savannah River Nuclear Solutions’ employee suggestion program has received national and international recognition for exceptional performance and results.

SRNS’ IDEAS program, a system in which employees submit ideas and suggestions for consideration and possible implementation, was recognized by the Center for Suggestion System Development, The Elite Top Ten and Outstanding Suggestion Program Manager of the Year awards.

Because of employee participation, SRNS saved an average of $141,000 per suggestion, with an implementation of 52 percent of ideas, according to an SRNS press release.

“We are fortunate to have an executive team that fully understands and supports a progressive and innovative employee suggestion program,” said SRNS IDEAS program manager Brenda Kelly. “They also understand that a reasonable investment towards quality incentives for submitted and implemented suggestions reaps great rewards.”

Over the last five years, the program has created savings and cost avoidances totaling more than $80 million, according to SRNS.

The IDEAS program began at the Savannah River Site in 1998.