The Texas Health and Human Services System (HHSS) has a mission to improve the health, safety and well-being of Texans and to administer its programs in accordance with the highest standards of customer service and accountability. Its 55,000 employees administer more than 200 statewide programs addressing a vast range of health and family issues.
In 2013, the state of Texas implemented legislation that requires any state agency with 1,500 or more employees to provide a process by which an employee may submit suggestions and ideas for cost savings and allow the public to vote on those ideas. The Texas Health and Human Services System selected IdeaScale as its idea voting platform, because it saved them the costs and complexity associated with building its own platform. They were one of the first agencies to be in compliance with this new law.
Learn how Texas Health and Human Services
- Follows a four-step process for idea review
- Received more than 1,400 ideas
- Gathered more than 16,000 votes from the public