About the Roundtable

In July 2023, the Chief Evaluation Office (CEO) partnered with Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) to host the U.S. Department of Labor hosted Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Desegregation of the Armed Forces, a three-part roundtable series that focused on Black veteran employment barriers, services, and outcomes.

We heard from individuals with lived experiences and subject matter experts as they discussed the current state of our knowledge of how to best support Black veterans’ employment outcomes and career success.

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Chief Evaluation Office (CEO) sponsors independent evaluations and research, primarily conducted by external, third-party contractors in accordance with the Department of Labor Evaluation Policy. CEO’s research development process includes extensive technical review at the design, data collection and analysis stage, including: external contractor review and OMB review and approval of data collection methods and instruments per the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), Institutional Review Board (IRB) review to ensure studies adhere to the highest ethical standards, review by academic peers (e.g., Technical Working Groups), and inputs from relevant DOL agency and program officials and CEO technical staff. Final reports undergo an additional independent expert technical review and a review for Section 508 compliance prior to publication. The resulting reports represent findings from this independent research and do not represent DOL positions or policies.