Employee Good Idea Initiative Announced

September 30, 2019 | UToday



UToledo employees: Have an idea on how to improve something at the University? How UToledo can retain students or maybe save some money?

Submit your suggestions to the Good Idea Initiative.

This new program will reward and recognize employees’ ideas that make an impact in either promoting student success through increasing graduation, retention or enrollment; or increased efficiency, process improvements or cost savings/avoidance.

“At The University of Toledo, we strive to be a student-centered university,” UToledo President Sharon L. Gaber said. “Building on that effort, I am proud to announce UToledo’s Good Idea Initiative, an opportunity for employees to suggest their creative ideas and innovations that will make UToledo more student-centered and more resourceful.

“I know every employee possesses a unique perspective on areas where we could be doing better. This gives them the opportunity to share those ideas and get rewarded,” she said.

Ideas can be submitted on the Good Idea Initiative website through Friday, Oct. 18.

A selection committee will review the suggestions and pick the best and most implementable ideas from both categories. Winners will be announced before Thanksgiving.

Awards will include an employee’s choice of a small stipend or a catered lunch for the winner and up to nine additional co-workers.