IdeaSMART: New employee idea program coming soon.
IdeaSmart is a cloud-based platform, used to engage employees in a collaborative process to improve Postal Service processes, services, etc. It is available to all employees from any electronic device (smartphone, computer, or tablet). Employees may participate in the following ways:
- Business Challenges: Submit ideas relevant to specific posted business challenges (sustainability, employee engagement, marketing, etc.). Employees are encouraged to share their ideas, as well as vote and comment on other employees’ ideas.
- Open Ideas Forum: If you have an idea not related to an active business challenge, submit your individual idea to the most appropriate USPS organization found in the Open Ideas Forum.
- Comment and Vote: We encourage you to participate by voting and commenting on the ideas that are shared in the IdeaSMART application.
Submitted ideas must be clear, relevant and propose a solution.
Do I retain intellectual property ownership of my ideas?
No. Please be aware that the U.S. Postal Service receives many ideas, some of which are not new to us or that we are prevented by law from pursuing. The U.S. Postal Service does not agree to keep any ideas (or related materials/attachments) shared via the IdeaSMART platform confidential. By submitting your ideas and comments, you are granting the U.S. Postal Service the right to utilize and feature the ideas you have submitted (including, but not limited to, text, images, etc.) in USPS communications and on the IdeaSMART platform.
Do I receive compensation for ideas which are ultimately implemented?