About Us

Who are the hosts of this online dialogue?

The U.S. Department of Labor’s mission is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Compliance Initiative’s mission is to coordinate with DOL agencies on best practices and innovations for compliance assistance in order to develop new compliance initiatives, novel approaches to incentivizing compliance, and materials for agency staff on compliance strategies.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s mission is to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division's mission is to promote and achieve compliance with labor standards to protect and enhance the welfare of the nation's workforce.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration’s mission is to assure the security of the retirement, health, and other workplace related benefits of America's workers and their families by developing effective regulations; assisting and educating workers, plan sponsors, fiduciaries and service providers; and vigorously enforcing the law.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ mission is to protect America's workers by ensuring nondiscrimination and supporting voluntary compliance by federal contractors and subcontractors, promote diversity through equal employment opportunity, and enforce the law, with a particular emphasis on systemic and high-impact cases.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration’s mission is to contribute to the more efficient functioning of the U.S. labor market by providing high-quality job training, employment, labor market information, and income maintenance services primarily through state and local workforce development systems.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy's mission is to develop and influence policies and practices that increase the number and quality of employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service’s mission is to prepare America's veterans, service members and their spouses, for meaningful careers, provide them with employment resources and expertise, protect their employment rights and promote their employment opportunities.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Women's Bureau develops policies and standards and conducts inquiries to safeguard the interests of working women; to advocate for their equality and economic security for themselves and their families; and to promote quality work environments.

What are the ePolicyWorks Online Dialogues?

Launched by ODEP, the ePolicyWorks initative was developed to engage stakeholders, build relationships, and inform USDOL policymaking efforts. 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. To learn more about past dialogues, visit the ePolicyWorks Online Dialogue Library.

How do I participate in this dialogue?

To participate in this Opening America's Workplaces Again National Online Dialogue, please click Register Now or Log In. If you have any questions or require any technical assistance please contact: ePolicyWorks@online-dialogues.com.