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The Air Force Innovative Development Through Employee Awareness (IDEA) Program is an incentive program that promotes process improvement and/or resource savings through new and original ideas submitted by military and civilian employees. This is accomplished by encouraging a better way of doing business by fostering employee awareness and participation in the Air Force IDEA Program. Approved IDEA's are eligible for a cash award of $200 up to $10,000 per IDEA. View the IDEA Brochure
Submit your IDEA here https://ipds.randolph.af.mil
Contact TSgt Jennifer King at 884-6227 prior to any submissions.
All Air Force military members, Air Force appropriated fund civilian employees, and Air Force Reserve per- sonnel on active duty orders including Individual Mobilization Augmentees may submit ideas and are eli- gible for monetary awards. Private citizens, non-appropriated fund personnel, contractor personnel, retired personnel (unless idea was submitted before they retired), and National Guard Title 32 military members may submit ideas but are not eligible for monetary awards.
During the input process, IPDS assigns a number to each idea. IPDS then automatically sends the Manpower Office the number via an e-mail notification. The Manpower Analyst accesses IPDS and completes the eligi- bility review. The idea is then sent via IPDS to the unit of the subject of the idea and assigned to an evaluator. If the base level evaluators can “implement” the idea, whether or not they want to, they have the authority to approve or disapprove it. If the base level evaluators do not have the approval/disapproval authority, they must still provide an evaluation and either recommend approval or disapproval. If the idea requires MAJ- COM level evaluation, it is sent through the IPDS e-mail system to the unit of the subject of the idea and as- signed to an evaluator and the process continues until a final evaluation decision can be obtained. Through- out the entire evaluation process the submitter, supervisor, evaluator, and Idea Analyst receive electronic IPDS notifications explaining where the idea is in the evaluation process.