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Effective policymaking is collaborative policymaking. And today, a confluence of developments is creating opportunities to engage citizens in the policymaking process in new and innovative ways. Coupled with the rise of collaborative technology and the federal government's transformation to a more open, "green" and transparent environment, the way our democracy functions is undergoing drastic change. Launched by the US Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), ePolicyWorks is a Web-based approach to policymaking that engages citizens and stakeholders in new and innovative ways. The initiative leverages the latest technology in crowdsourcing and social media platforms to address barriers to employment for people with disabilities and real-time collaboration and communication around key issues.

ePolicyWorks is a timely example of federal information sharing and participatory policymaking through interactive technology. It reflects a paradigm shift in how stakeholders connect and collaborate, and as a result, it is increasing policymaking efficiency. ePolicyWorks has the power to promote positive, lasting change and fulfill America's promise of equal employment opportunity for all citizens.


Why ePolicyWorks

Effective policymaking is collaborative policymaking. And today, a confluence of developments is creating opportunities to engage citizens in the policymaking process in new and innovative ways. Coupled with the rise of collaborative technology and the federal government's transformation to a more open, "green" and transparent environment, the way our democracy functions is undergoing drastic change. ePolicyWorks is a timely example of federal information sharing and participatory policymaking through interactive technology. It reflects a paradigm shift in how stakeholders connect and collaborate, and as a result, it is increasing policymaking efficiency. ePolicyWorks has the power to promote positive, lasting change and fulfill America's promise of equal employment opportunity for all citizens.

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How to Get Involved

View our latest national dialogues, follow us on Twitter and join our mailing list to stay up to date on future dialogues and learn more about the power of crowdsourcing. All dialogues are open to the public, registration is free and anyone is welcome to join. Please email us at ePolicyWorks@dol.gov with any questions.