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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy (OASP)

Chief Evaluation Office

Evaluation Studies By Population

Displaced Workers

  • Displaced workers are people, 25 years of age and older, who lost or left jobs because their plant or company closed or moved, there was not enough work for them to do, or their position or shift was eliminated.


  • Labor market strategies directed at improving the employability and reducing the recidivism of ex-offenders.

Indian and Native Americans

  • DOL programs, such as WIA Indian and Native American Program, serving Tribal Nations and Native communities.

Individuals with Disabilities

  • DOL programs targeting workplace issues facing individuals with disabilities, such as job opportunities, recruitment, accommodations, and career growth.

Low-Income Adults

  • Labor programs focused on individuals who are near or below the Federal poverty threshold.

Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers

  • Programs addressing issues facing migrant and seasonal farmworkers, including employment protections regarding wages, housing and transportation.

Non-Custodial Parents

  • DOL programs addressing the needs of non-custodial parents in employment and meeting child support obligations.

Older Workers

  • DOL programs supporting the pursuit of economic self-sufficiency for older workers.


  • Programs which provide Veterans with resources and expertise to assist and prepare them to obtain meaningful careers, maximize their employment opportunities, and protect their employment rights.


  • DOL’s efforts 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

Young Parents

  • Programs addressing the unique challenges of young working parents.


  • A wide range of programs that aim to protect the educational opportunities of youth and prohibit their employment in jobs that are detrimental to their health and safety, as well as provide training opportunities and job placement assistance.