Welcome to the Oswegoland Park District’s Innovation Lab! Your ideas, comments, and feedback are encouraged! All ideas are welcomed, big and small! If your idea is related to pay and/or benefits, it will be addressed to Human Resources.

How to Submit your Idea 

  • Select "+Add a new one"
  • Fill out the form 

Under Review: All ideas will be labeled “under review” until a decision is made. It will be reviewed no later than 90 days after posting. Each idea is rated based on:

  • Feasible – How feasible is this idea to implement?
  • Effective – Will the idea have a clear outcome/impact to show effectiveness?
  • Values – How well does the idea align with our Values of integrity, collaboration, and innovation?
  • Strategic Themes – How does the idea serve our Strategic Themes of Land & Facilities, Fiscal Awareness, Customer Experience, and Employee Engagement?

Decision Time

  • Selected: Congratulations! Your idea is leaving the lab and being put into practice! You will be receiving an ATOM (Adding to Our Mission) award. The Values Team will work with the appropriate departments to identify project leader(s) to implement.
  • Not Selected: Unfortunately, some ideas are not selected. If we do not select an idea, you will receive a notice in the Innovation Lab with an explanation of the team’s decision.
  • Big Ticket: If your idea has merit and may incur additional expenses, it will be tagged as a Big Ticket item. We will collect more information about the scope and scale of information.

If you have any questions, you can contact the Values Team at valueteam@oswegolandpd.org. 

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Under review

New Hire Paperwork for Supervisors

Rockie Veverka 4 days ago in Employee Experience updated by Kristen Desler 3 days ago 2
+3
Under review

What do you want to know? What do you want to share?

Laura Finch 1 week ago in Customer Experience updated 3 days ago 14
+2
Planned

OPD Circus for Pfest!

Cori Veverka 2 months ago in Brand New Idea updated by KristieBV 5 days ago 8
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Started

Smartsheet for IT requests

Rockie Veverka 5 months ago in Better/Faster/Smarter/Cheaper updated by Professor of Innovation 5 days ago 2
+6
Under review

Electronic Sign In Sheets for Staff Meetings

Rich Zielke 2 months ago in Employee Experience updated by Professor of Innovation 5 days ago 2
+3
Under review

Employee Intranet Page

Christine 5 days ago in Employee Experience updated by Professor of Innovation 5 days ago 1
+6
Started

Online store for staff apparel & accessories

Abbie 5 months ago in Employee Experience updated by Rich Zielke 2 weeks ago 7
+9
Under review

10/10 - Internal OPD Holiday

Kendra Potter 4 weeks ago in Brand New Idea updated by Professor of Innovation 3 weeks ago 3
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Planned

http://www.elkay.com/fountainsforyouth

Kimberly Rutkowski 1 month ago in Better/Faster/Smarter/Cheaper updated by Professor of Innovation 3 weeks ago 3