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Worker Classification Survey

Overview

The purpose of this study is to assess workers knowledge of their employment classification through a nationally representative survey of workers.

Goals

The project will administer a new survey to collect information about employment experiences and workers' knowledge of basic employment laws and rules to assess workers knowledge of their employment classification.

Tasks

The primary tasks of the evaluation include:

  1. Design and cognitively test survey questions to be used for employee classification survey.
  2. Develop sampling methodology that will generate nationally representative samples of workers (or as close to nationally representative as possible).
  3. Conduct six focus groups across the country of employers and employer groups to explore the employer knowledge, attitudes, and practices around classifying workers.
  4. Execute the survey, analyze the data and report the results.

Key Information

The period of performance of this evaluation is 30 months ending March 2014. The overall budget for the evaluation is $1,851,477. The evaluation contractor is Abt Associates. For more information on this evaluation please contact Jonathan Simonetta at simonetta.jon.a@dol.gov.