September 24, 2021

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

There is still time to register and participate in the “Advancing Worker Equity at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) National Online Dialogue,” active now through October 4th. DOL is gathering ideas on promoting equity across the U.S. workforce through the department’s worker-focused policies, employment support programs and federal procurement activities. Submit ideas or comments and vote on ideas submitted by others to help the department better understand and identify solutions for overcoming current and historical barriers in employment policies and programs and to identify ways to advance worker equity for everyone, including people with disabilities.

ODEP at 20: Driving Change by Helping People Stay at or Return to Work After Injury or Illness

In a recent post on the U.S. Department of Labor’s blog, ODEP Senior Policy Advisor Meredith DeDona and Senior Economist Christopher McLaren explored the agency’s policy and programmatic efforts to help workers stay at or return to work after injury or illness—and the importance of doing so to individuals, families and America’s economy. They also share examples in action from the Retaining Employment and Talent after Injury/Illness Network (RETAIN) grant program. The blog post is part of a series honoring ODEP’s 20th anniversary this year.