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Ensuring Equity in the American Jobs Plan

What hurdles must be overcome in order to expand opportunities for women, as well as other historically disadvantaged groups, such as people of color and people with disabilities? What enforcement and policy priorities need to be "baked into" policy proposals in order to ensure equity in access and outcomes?

Number of Ideas: 54
Creating Safe and Welcoming Workplaces

What barriers to achieving equitable workplaces exist? What can employers, workers, and oversight agencies do to deter workplace discrimination and harassment? What is needed to ensure that all workers feel safe asserting their rights in the workplace? Are there examples of programs or initiatives that are effective?

Number of Ideas: 20
Adapting to a Changing Labor Market

What programs and supports will be needed to create opportunities for re-skilling and up-skilling, keep up with a changing labor market and allow women to access higher quality career paths? In what ways should laws and enforcement evolve to fully protect women workers in a changing workplace?

Number of Ideas: 11
Ensuring Equitable Access to Paid Leave

What protections are critical to ensure workers, particularly the most vulnerable, have access to and utilize the protections they need? What can be done to ensure more equitable participation across gender, age, disability and socioeconomic status? What type of outreach efforts are necessary so all workers are aware of the benefits available to them?

Number of Ideas: 12
Promoting Gender Equity in the Workplace

What supports do workers need in order to make work work? What job features and supportive policies are necessary? What role can employers play? What role can government play?

Number of Ideas: 34

The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy ePolicyWorks Online Dialogues

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 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.

Thank you for joining us in this important effort!