The DVA evaluates a suggestion as planned for implementation when he or she accepts the premise of the suggestion and will set aside resources (if available) for its implementation.
Preferably, the DVA should have a rough date on when the suggestion will be implemented. If possible, cost savings should also be calculated.
The evaluation screen in VOICEs allow for both implentation date and cost savings to be entered. The entry of both fields is not compulsory, but if they are, it means the suggestion is being seriously considered. Furthermore, the calculation of cost savings makes it easier for departments to monitor the positive impact of ideas and innovation on work processes.
Suggestions that are evaluated as 'planned for implementation' win a monetary prize, depending on the number of points the DVA awards it. If the contributor had chosen to donate his prize money to NUS Staff Giving, the relevant amount of money will be forwarded to the NUS Staff Giving scheme.