Sponsored by the U.S. 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 through real-time collaboration and communication around key issues. It reflects a change in how stakeholders connect and collaborate with the Federal Government and each other, thereby increasing the efficiency of the policymaking process.
Since 2013, ePolicyWorks has hosted online dialogues to engage stakeholders and enable the government to gather the public's input on key policy issues related to the employment of people with disabilities. ePolicyWorks works to promote positive, lasting change through effective public policy and advance America's promise of equal employment opportunity for all citizens.
Effective policymaking is collaborative policymaking. And today, there are many opportunities to engage citizens in the policymaking process in new and innovative ways. ePolicyWorks is an example of Federal information sharing and participatory policymaking through interactive technology. It reflects a change in how stakeholders connect and collaborate, and as a result, is increasing policymaking efficiency.
The ePolicyWorks online dialogues are available anytime, anywhere, from any device, allowing participants to join at their convenience. Most importantly, participants' voices help ODEP and its partners identify solutions, create policy and effect change that positively impacts the employment of people with disabilities. ePolicyWorks has the power to promote positive, lasting change and fulfill America's promise of equal employment opportunity for all citizens.
How to Get Involved
View our current and past online 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.