DOL is gathering ideas from stakeholders on how to best frame future apprenticeship initiatives and funding opportunities that promote the optimal implementation of the apprenticeship model. DOL is seeking 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.
The U.S. Department of Labor is hosting this online dialogue to understand the challenges of and gather ideas for addressing the employment needs of people with Long COVID. DOL is seeking resources, tools or actions that may be effective for keeping persons affected by Long COVID employed and making their workplace inclusive.
This dialogue, hosted in the Fall of 2021 by DOL's Office of Disability Employment Policy and the LEAD Center, gathered ideas to enhance the newly created Financial Toolkit and to ensure that everyone has equal access to economic advancement and financial education opportunities.
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.
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.
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.