Engage SSA is here to encourage dialogue and collaboration on new ideas to help improve our services and programs. We invite you to submit as many posts as you like, but we ask that you consider the following best practices to help us make Engage SSA a great place to participate, innovate, and collaborate!

Check for Open Topics

Before submitting a new idea, please check to see if there is already a topic open on the subject.

Use Correct Grammar, Spelling, and Punctuation

Editing your post for spelling grammar and punctuation is key. Please make sure your writing is clear and use Plain Writing. This increases the likelihood your SSA colleagues will follow and vote for your idea.

Don’t Forget Formatting

Shorter paragraphs are easier to read, and bold headlines can help guide readers through your post. When in doubt, keep your submissions under 500 words.

Stay Relevant

It is important that all your posts be topic-specific. The goal is to encourage mission-driven, mission-focused priorities and initiatives. Engage SSA moderators may move ideas and comments that are not relevant to the current topic to off-topic dashboard. So, stay true and relevant to the community topics!

Share Facts and Links

Engage SSA/IdeaScale is a non-secure site; posts should not link to, or provide facts involving PII or other sensitive agency information.

Be Courteous!

Be respectful of community moderators and members. If you wouldn’t say something in real life, don’t do it online either. Criticism must be constructive, well meaning, and well-articulated. Rants directed at any contributor are highly unacceptable. Dis-respectful behavior will not be tolerated!

Get Involved!

And most important, have fun! Use the online forums as a way to learn and collaborate with others about parts of our agency that maybe you were always curious about but never had time to explore. Participate, innovate, and collaborate on mission-focused, mission-driven topics!

Last Rev: 5/03/18