ePolicyWorks is a special initiative launched by the Department of Labor which empowers web- based policymaking that engages citizens in order to address barriers to employment for people with disabilities and foster employment success of those living with disabilities. The initiative is also the award-winning host of an important series of online dialogues that enable ODEP to enlist the public’s input on key policy issues related to the employment of people with disabilities by channeling the brainpower of federal partners, nonprofits, NGOs and other stakeholders. IdeaScale is the platform for collaboration.
Learn how the Department of Labor
- Follows a seven-step process for successful engagement
- How the award-winning strategy won them recognition from the Secretary of Labor
- How over 5,000 community members have generated more than 600 ideas and 13,000 votes across all the dialogues.
“Because IdeaScale provides us with a flexible platform that you can customize for the maximum level of participation (including for people with disabilities), we ensure that everyone can participate in the dialogue.” – Michael Reardon, Policy Advisor Team Lead, Employment-Related Support Policy, Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor