Innovation ENJINE Challenge

Innovation ENJINE Challenge

**STAGE ONE WINNERS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED - STAGE TWO SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED** The winning ideas of Stage One have been announced - to view them and to learn more about participating in Stage Two, visit:


Avoid redundancies

Continuing Education (CE) Audit Unit

EXAMPLE: Create a comprehensive State employee email list

Compensatory time off bank

22nd Century State Goverment = Strategic Immersion

Lower Property Taxes By Centralizing School Tax Collection

Free or Affordable Child Care

Fairness in the Public Workplace and Service Provision

Flexible Work Week

Safe and Healthy Workplaces (addressing workplace bullying)

Four Gets You More

Accumulated Overtime Program

Casual Dress - allow professionals to dress business casual

Revamping Hiring Process

Communicating with Senior Citizens and Disabled Individuals

Listing of occupational licenses & renewal fees.

Chat with Us

Free Business Counseling

Guest Speaker Program

Principal Audit Clerk

Live Chat Support!

Reducing health care disparities for Deaf residents of NJ

Bus. Formation, Reg. & access to Premier Business Services


State of NJ Brand Ambassador

Department Google Search Engine

Don't Hang Up!

Consolidating state phone lines

Restructure the Conference & Appeals Branch into 3 regions.

Commercial license check list


Public List of Social Media

Interstates Training

Alternative Mondays extending the weekend

Web Portal to submit sales tax refund claims to Taxation

Big Picture Government

Get input from people who have to work with a made change.

Translation Headphones

Consolidate similar services offered by different Programs

Name Tags

Quality over Quanity

Motor Vehicle Commission Smart Phone App.

Reduce hotline wait time for callers with callback option

Chat Bots

Feature NJ Exporters on NJ Business Portal

Work From Home

Change MVC hours to better suit customers and employees

NJ Prepaid College Plan (NJPCP)


Improving our community


Alternative Program instead of Jail for non-violent offences

Peer to Peer Trainings in Local Offices

Employment & Training services for Rehabs & Halfway houses

Spanish training for English Speaking Staff

Family Service Specialist II

Contest for a State MASCOT

Agency Town Hall Meetings with Members of the Public

Educational mentoring program for NJ foster children

Utilize NJ Licensed Teachers who work in other State jobs

School bus mini van and limo CDL test

Test Mode for NJ Spirit in Local Office w/User Guide

Webinar on the Business Action Center for NJ students

Model Government Office Unit-+ Education

Healthy Eating

State Children Theatre Program and Production

On-Going De-escalation and Culture Sensitivity Training

Standard Operating Procedures


Specialized Training for Supervisory Positions

Knowledge Management and Cross Training (KM&CT) Platform

Interactive Public Speaking or Train-the-Trainer Workshop

Shared a Variety of Inter-Department/Agency Online Training

Rotating Job Position

Opening Coffee Shops in Municipal Libraries

Financial Incentives for Obtaining Professional Licenses

Aiding Salem County residents obtain needed training

Mandatory Supervisory Training

Use Grants to Help College Graduates Find Jobs in NJ

Employee Wellness & Fitness Program for all Departments

Trauma focused education and support for resource parents

Encouraging Coding for State Workers

Empowerment in Education - Statewide Free Tutoring Program

Management Challenge_ Training & Development Leadership

Free Education Library for NJ Businesses and Employees

DCF Tuition Reimbursement for non-Social Work courses.

Allow every south facing roof to be generator of energy

Clean Power Initiative

Landfill Solar Authority

Strengthen Compliance and Enforcement within DEP

Mindfulness with the Resources

Application of IoT and AI for road salting optimization

Electric Vehicle program for the state of NJ

Bring Back State Office Recycling Program

Teracyle free recycle programs to fund schools or charities.

Electric/Hybrid Fleets, Transportation, & LED Office Bulbs

Daily online fishing license sales


Use water efficient plumbing fixtures in all state buildings

Save electricity costs for State Offices

Respond to the Climate Crisis via Carbon Fee and Dividends

Dare to Care!

Alternative Energy/water source

Email - Let's use it to save money, time and trees

Paperless State Government

Flexible Work Hours

Voice Controlled Command Functions

WSY Consortium- "We See You Consortium"

Connect disenfranchised to much needed public health care

Long-Term: Contingency Plan for New Ideas

IT Consultants

Mentorship and Coaching Program

Supervisor (Inspector 1) Codes and Standards, BHI

Principal Audit Clerk

Programmed PDF Forms to Redesign & Digitize State Operations

FARR : Fully Automated Requisitioning & Reporting

Department of Health Electronic Facilities Licensing

Integrate the annual report and business tax return systems.

Taking MVC Road Tests a step into the future

One-Stop Accounts

Chat boting for onboarding

Submit documents digitally, not paper

Electronic Record Keeping

Approval For Attendance At Events should be paperless.

Retro Overtime Payback Option

Implement Promotion Timelines for Unclassified Employees

If PERS is fixable, do a pension tier buy-in/other reforms


DVRS Training Academy

Migrate from PMIS to Cloud-Based Human Resource Mgmt System

Improve Health/Dental Benefits Enrollment by Direct Entry

Offer a 401k plan instead of a pension to new employees

Sick time buy back

Electonic Employee Benefit Pre-payments

Centralization of Pictures for State Employee ID Cards

Streamline the Hiring and Promotional Processes

Reinstate Alternate Workweek Program (AWP) for NJDOE

Principal Audit Clerk

Equal Enforcement of Work Rules

Job Postings

Time Clock and Scheduling Software

App-Based Employee Management System

Refresh the Intergovernmental Transfer Program (ITP

Job Titles

State Agency Contacts - Pensions and Benefits

Hire Replacement Employee to Overlap with Retiring Employee

Stop Socioeconimic Classism -Discrimination against the poor

Streamline Hiring Process

Work from Home on


Four Day Work Week for Non-Essential Employees

Flex Week

Yearly Raises Based on Inflation

Opportunity for some jobs to telecommute 50-95% of time

Increase State of NJ workforce talent pool in critical areas

Unpaid Days Off

Targeted NJ State Jobs for Individuals with Disabilities

Office Hoteling

State-Wide Neighborhood Revitalization

Save costs by NOT repaving the shoulders unless required

Combining office space

Generate Funding: Workplace Wellness Gym - Cost Savings

Clean Air Using Indoor Plants

Telecommuting-see "Who Needs a Desk?"

Increase State Park System Profitability

Turn the lights lower and save $$$$ and eyes! End migraines

Legalize marijuana for recreational use

Require individuals to sign a "Life Certificate" every year

Financial Institution Data Match

Follow IRS rules - M&E Deduction for pass-through entities.

Establishing a Code of Ethics

Mandatory Issuance of Tax Refund via Direct Deposit

Relieve Income Tax on POC of Slave Ancestry - For Life

To prevent smoking in homes that share walls i.e. townhomes

Replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day

STAGE 3: Form Implementation Team in Office of Innovation

Make the "NJ Inheritance Tax of 1892" Fairer

Reducing Traffic Through Better Planning Models

End Vehicle-Emissions Testing Requirements

Alternative Pension Loan Repayment

Direct Deposit for Supplemental Paychecks

Fast Track Purchasing

Eliminate many of the Toll Free numbers to State Offices

Ease inflated spending

Surplus budget tax refund

No More Contracting With Reputed Systemic Child Abusers

Statewide Procurement Opportunity List

Procurement - allow to procure from Amazon or Walmart

Micro-Purchase Platform

Smart Shopper

Multi-agency Cloud procurement

Promote Procurement/Travel Card Use over Paper Processing

Centralize office supplies to a Division and/or Commission

Bypass "approved vendor" lists for sole source procurement

Utilizing airline rewards and miles for out of state travel

Support services inventory

Unifying State Websites by Utilizing WordPress

More mobile applications for external access

Create database of developed applications to share

Biometric Hand Scanner

Development of Medication Management / Physician Order Entry

Bring Information technology to current Industry standards,

Master Database for all Agencies

NJ Kiosk Express

App - Taxation Conference & Appeals

Uprade computer monitors

RPA - Robotics Process Automation

Explore and harness empowering capabilities of MS SharePoint

Internet Tech. - too many employees- need to reduce

Centralized State Of New Jersey Mobile Application

Eliminate "Brain Drain" with "Skill Fill"

Step away from the paper world and into the digital world.

Provide remote meeting technology for every State agency

Create Computer Macro Writing Service in OIT

Reduce printing costs by using personal identification

Teach COBOL so we can maintain/service our mainframes

Upgrade Computer Hard Disk Drives to SSD's

New Information Technology initiatives

Contest for N.J. students to develop State government app

NJ Resident 360 ..Achieving A single view of NJ resident

A Pathway to a Hyperconnected Government

Free conference call service (

Ditch the state provided cell phones

Dissolve EO225 (Network Infrastructure Consolidation by OIT)

From SOS-GIS Mapping of Cultural, Historic & Art Resources

smart phone app for local resources

Creation and enforcement of technology standards

Telecommuting/ Work from home

Monitor Quality Healthcare in DOC

Permit and License Electronic Tracking

Workflow Management System

State Messenger Platform

Blockchain and Smart Contract Technology

Assess mileage reimbursement vs. State cars

Staging school buses at satellite state offices

Hire full-time driver/aids for each visually impaired staff

Enforce The Stay To The Right Except To Pass Law

Pay-by-Plate account Option and create a mobile App

Eliminate Brdige and Highway Tolls

Lease state Vehicles

Incorrect Commercial Vehicle Registration


Multi-Year Registration, E-notification & Auto-Renew Option

Texting While Driving

End Motor Vehicle Inspections


ways to make more money for the state at the dmv

Transportation route options

NJ Residents with Out of State Tags and Insurance

NJ Uber - State Owned Smart logistics Transporation System

Student Drive Car Magnets

Parking Allowance

Transportation reimbursement vs. shuttle services

Promoting motorcycles as an alternative mean of transport.

State exempt metered parking for on the job state workers

Smart phone driver license and registration

Using Techology to Host or Attend Off-Site Meetings

Revise Travel Policies and Procedures

Alternate Work Program & Remote Location Work

Cash Bonus Incentive to Decline Health Insurance

motor vehicle

The State Budget should be for 5 to 10 years-not just yearly

LSW's as Clinical Consultants



Enforcement of Handheld Cell Phone Use While Driving Law

Better Project Management for State Projects

Helping clients help themselves!

Professionals "Birthday License Renewal"

Yearly Tax deduction for govt. employees with student loans

Uniform New Jersey ID Card

Community-based competency restoration treatment services

Changing the payment to foster care parents

What's your name?

A Workplace Meditation/Mindfulness Room

Cross-referencing Tax Databases To Detect Non/Under-Payment

Business Process Improvement for State Agencies

Shift Schedule

Reduce Risk & Become More Aware

Auditor 1

Implement an investigation for Fed Loan Forgiveness Program

Substance Abuse Disorder (SUD)/ Opioid Joint Task Force

Elective Overtime

New Jersey Repurposing Task Force (NJRTF)

Stop Employment Training of People on H-1B / L-1 Work Visas

Defraying Costs of Hospitalization

Child Support and the Suspending of License because of

Stop "Corporate Welfare" of State UI / Retraining Benefits

Phase Out Desk Phones

State Talent Bank

Online state wide firearms licensing and registration.

Assistant Social Work Supervisor


Allow emotional support animals

Exercise Breaks Through Wellness Program

Save the Pension

Work Smarter and Help NJ Budget for More Days Off

Sponsor A Hackathon or NJ Day of Code

Let's Make NJ Roadsides Clean and Clear

Claw-Back of EDA Funds Given to Non-compliant Corporations

Stop chasing retirees out of the state

PFRS Member to Retire at 20 years without age restriction

Ample Handicap Parking

Charge Inmates

EDA-Bid out for an Indoor Waterpark Hotel Complex in Trenton

Helping the State and New Jersey Families

Licensure for Naturopathic Physicians- Improve Primary Care

State Use Industries Program (Deptcor) and Agri-Industries

Local Government Ethics Office of the Auditor

Visitation Center for Children in Foster Care


Postpone the Voting Deadline for this Competition!

Please think about letting State workers live outside Jersey

Web based social services application for the Public

Engaging fathers


SOS!! Share our Stories (and maybe we can Save our Ship)

PreRentry Institutes Strategies Of New Success P.R.I.S.O.N.S

New Jersey people helping each other save money



Atlantic City E-Sports Arena (EJersey)

Supporting the Next Generation of Government Leaders

NJ State Inventor's Lab

AFSW to FSST Pathway Program

Free Public Transportation for State employees

The Four-Day Workweek

The Green Collar Worker - Working From Home

GYM / Fitness center


Providing Day Care

Basic office amenities such as coffee or dish liquid


Residency for State Employees

Lower Property Tax Rates

Higher Pay Grade for Master and/or CPA employees


Retirement Incentive

Communication, Cooperation and Coordination

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