How to get started


What should I do first?

Before you can submit ideas, comment or vote, you will need to Log In or Register for the dialogue. You can find the links to Log In and Register at the top right-hand corner of every page. An image of the Log In and Register links is show below:



How can I see more information about the dialogue topics?

On the dialogue pages you can read more information about the individual dialogue topics by clicking the More About This Topic link at the top of the topic pages. An image of the More About This Topic link is show below:




How can I post an idea to the dialogue?

You can post your ideas to the dialogue by clicking the Submit New Idea button. If you are not already logged in you will need to log in or register before you can submit an idea to the dialogue. An image of the full dialogue information and the submit new idea button are shown below:




After clicking on the Submit New Idea button you will need to fill out the idea. An image of the idea form is shown below:




  1. In the pop up box that appears on your screen, type in a title that describes your idea in the "Title" field.
  2. Type in the details you would like to include about your idea in the "Description" field.
  3. Choose a topic from the drop down list. You can only choose one of these topics, so please select the one that best fits your idea.
  4. Click the "Submit" button to post your idea to the dialogue. Please note that the "Title," "Description," and "Topic," fields are mandatory, so you must complete all three items in order for your idea to successfully post.

How can I read more about an idea someone else has posted?

To read an idea, simply click on the idea title. Each idea is individually listed in its own box under the "All" and "Popular Ideas" tabs.


How can I vote on an idea someone else has posted?

To vote on an idea, simply click the up arrow to indicate you approve of or support an idea. The up arrow is located to the right of each individual idea box as highlighted in the image below:




How can I post a comment about an idea someone else has posted?

To submit a comment, select the image of the folder located in the bottom left hand corner of each idea. An image of the comment link is shown below:




Using Assistive Technology

If you are using assistive technology, such as a screen reader or voice recognition software, please note that all of the features described above contain links that can be accessed through link lists or by tabbing through the page. If you experience any technical difficulty or accessibility issues, please email the ePolicyWorks team at ePolicyWorks@dol.gov.