Recent Dialogues

Advancing the National Apprenticeship System

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ePolicyWorks gathered ideas from stakeholders on how to best frame future apprenticeship initiatives and funding opportunities that promote the optimal implementation of the apprenticeship model. ePolicyWorks sought ideas for policies, practices, strategies and approaches that will further the reach and availability of inclusive apprenticeships and help address any barriers to their success.

Advancing Worker Equity at the U.S. Department of Labor

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In September 2021, DOL's Employment and Training Administration, the Office of Compliance Initiatives, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management, the Office of Disability Employment Policy, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and the Wage and Hour Division hosted this online dialogue to better understand and identify solutions for overcoming current and historical barriers in employment policies and programs.

Women and Work: Reinvestment, Return and Recovery National Online Dialogue

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DOL's Women's Bureau, Wage and Hour Division, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and the Office of Disability Employment Policy hosted this national online dialogue to gather input and ideas to understand the barriers that continue to limit the full participation of women in the workforce and to determine how best to provide resources to support women workers and create a more equitable economy.

Empowering Teens in Their Workplaces Online Dialogue

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During this important online dialogue, DOL's Employment and Training Administration, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of Disability Employment Policy and Wage and Hour Division gathered ideas on the best ways to reach and inform teens about avoiding workplace hazards; the types of work they are allowed to do; age restrictions for work hours; employer wage requirements; employment training, including apprenticeships; and workplace discrimination.

Effecting Policy Change Through Crowdsourcing: ePolicyWorks National Online Dialogues

DOL's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is pleased to host an important series of online dialogues to engage stakeholders in the policymaking process. Brought to you through the use of leading-edge crowdsourcing tools, these online dialogues are interactive platforms of collaboration. They enable ODEP to work with their partners to enlist the public's input on key policy issues related to the employment of people with disabilities by channeling the brainpower of our federal partners, disability advocacy and service provider organizations, employer groups, and other stakeholders.

Now, it's your turn to join the conversation. At ODEP, we rely on the insights and ideas of people like you to deeply understand the challenges faced by people with disabilities across the country. More importantly, your voice helps ODEP and our partners identify solutions, create policy and effect change that positively impacts the employment of people with disabilities.